Indian Motorcycleskeeps that tradition alive with its Chief Vintage. The designers build upon almost 90 years of Chief tradition with this ride, and while all Indians show their historical roots in varying degrees, none is quite as overt as the aptly named Vintage.
Way back in the 1930s, Husqvarna competed very successfully at the highest level in Grand Prix road racing with 500cc bike powered by its own leading-edge 50-degree V-twin four-stroke engine, produced by its legendary designer Folke Mannerstedt. This bike was Husqvarna 500.
Since 1907 they started producing a Douglas 350 Twin version. In 1915 the engine was placed lengthways in the frame with belt final drive, and electric lighting.
The Douglas 1911 HP[/b] Model WD 22 has a 349ccm SV flat twin frame engine. This Bristol-based firm developed the horizontally opposed fore-aft unit in about 1907 and continued utilizing this engine layout well into the thirties.
Douglas K32 motorcycle is a redesign of discontinued D29. Gearbox is now mounted under saddle. Center stand. Chromium plated saddle tank with tartan panels. Pushrods on side of engine since it is based on the SV crankcase. Sparkplugs now on right.
The "American Henderson Motorcycle Company[/b]" was started in 1911, by Tom W and William G.Henderson in Detroit, Michigan. In October 1911 the Henderson Motorcycle Co, 268 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan announced a new 4-cylinder, 56 cubic inches, 7 H.P. motorcycle.
Henderson 1915 Model Four. By 1915 the first production model began rolling off the assembly line. The 1912 model had the designation "4" after the 57ccm inline four-cylinder engine; producing 6hp.
Vintage Harleys all look pretty much the same to the casual beholder, but to the enthusiast a 1915 model Harley-Davidson 11J is outstandingly interesting: it combines some features of the veteran period such as the angular petrol tank and the pedals, with modernistic as a 3-speed counter shaft
Excelsior preferring to concentrate its resources on the Four and the newly introduced Excelsior Super X 45 ci (750ccm) v-twin. This was done to compete with the lighter 600ccm Scout Indian models that were very successful on the export markets.
The RT 125 was a German two-stroke motorcycle made by DKW in Zschopau in the 1930s, IFA and MZ in the 1950s and early 1960s, and DKW in Ingolstadt in the 1950s and 1960s. "RT" stands for "Reichstyp" or "National Model".
To many enthusiasts the FN 1905 four has always been one of the most appealing machines of veteran and vintage times. Its production ran from 1905 till 1926. The earliest type had a 363cc engine with automatic overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves. The machine was single geared, had
The Vincent Comet was designed and built at the Vincent works in Great North Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. It was one of four 499 cc single models. As well as the sports Comet, Vincent produced a TT racing model, the Comet Special (a TT model with lights) and the standard Vincent Meteor
The BSA D1 Bantam was one of the most successful lightweight bikes ever to be built in the UK.
The Victoria Bergneister motorcycle is a 350cc transverse V-twin, shaftdriven, extremely robust, with excellent castings and a classy deco design.