1911 Flying Merkel Twin Board Track Racer

As you can see by close study of this rare, unrestored original paint example, Joseph Merkel sought to build a very lightweight simple racing motorcycle, one that could conquer the newly constructed board tracks and the dirt tracks of the era. Though Merkels were among the most innovative of early motorcycle designs, Merkel chose to leave off this Read more

1909 Harley-Davidson Single Police Motorcycle

Five years into real production, about 1200 Harley-Davidson singles were produced in 1909. Most were battery equipped for coil and points ignition rather than using a magneto. A year of modernization, 1909 is when controls for the throttle and spark advance became cables routed through the handlebar rather than bellcrank-type linkage used until that Read more

1961 Harley-Davidson CR Sprint Raced by John Tibben

This Harley-Davidson Sprint short track racer was built by the Harley-Davidson factory to AMA rules of 1959. Carroll Resweber made the bike even more race worthy with his tuning tricks. As desired, Resweber won the Chicago Sante Fe Speedway AMA National race in both 1961 and 1962 riding this bike. After career ending injuries sidelined Resweber, Read more

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