December 19, 2009

1914 Harley History – 2-Speed Hub & Classic Racers

Classic 1914 Harley Twin - Model 9

Classic 1914 Harley Twin - Model 9

1914 was the last year for the so called “narrow case” Harley engines for the street machines.  This was the first year for the step starter system for Harley-Davidson and the first year for the carburetor choke. There was finally a hand operated oil pump mounted on the fuel tank. It was the only year Harley offered the two-speed rear hub transmission. In total Harley offered six models of motorcycles to the public. They were:

  • 1914 Harley Model 10-A: 35 cubic inch F-head single with belt drive. Retailed for $200 and sold 315 machines.
  • 1914 Harley Model 10-B: 35 cubic inch F-head single with chain drive. Retailed for $210 and sold 2,034 machines.
  • 1914 Harley Model 10-C: 35 cubic inch F-head single with chain drive and two speed rear hub. Retailed for $245 and sold 877 machines.
  • 1914 Harley Model 10-E: 61 cubic inch F-head Twin with chain drive. Retailed for $250 and sold 5,055 machines.
  • 1914 Harley Model 10-F: 61 cubic inch F-head Twin with chain drive and two speed rear hub. Retailed for $285 and sold 7,956 machines.
  • 1914 Harley Model 10-G: Delivery Van: 61 cubic inch F-head V-twin with two-speed rear hub.  Price is not known and sold 171.

By 1914 practically all motorcycles on the US racing circuits were Harley-Davidsons as they were capable of beating every other brand of motorcycle on the market.

1914 Harley Single Racer on The Street?

1914 Harley Single Racer on The Street?

Classic 1914 Harley motorcycle & sidecar

Classic 1914 Harley motorcycle & sidecar

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