Harley Davidson Racing Association Flathead

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American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Class C racing was created in 1933 in response to low participation in racing and slow motorcycle sales during the decline in consumer disposable income of the Great Depression The six-year-old Harley-Davidson Motor Company introduces its first V-twin powered motorcycle. With a displacement of 49.5 cubic inches, the bike produces seven horsepower. The image of two cylinders in a 45-degree configuration would fast become one of the most enduring icons of Harley-Davidson history 1948 Harley Davidson WL Time to build: One year. Polisher: BREW Powder coater: BREW Painter: BREW Color: Black & Gold  ENGINE/TRANSMISSION Engine – he classic image of a Harley-Davidson is of a low-riding hog, a bike much beloved by both Hell’s Angels and connoisseurs. … It’s also odd to think of Harleys as racing bikes, but the KR-series models–with all of three speeds and, by the 1960s, a hopelessly antiquated flathead V-twin motor–fairly walloped
Other owners choose the flat- head, twin-cylinder Harley-Davidson 45, the Indian twin, or the four-cylinder in-line Crosley single overhead-cam engine, sleeved down to meet specifications of the Three Quarter Midget Racing Association