Harley-Davidson Captain America: history, specs, pictures
This "chromed and raked" panhead chopper is a replica of the machine that was featured in the movie Easy Rider. There were actually two Captain Americas, one being a backup bike in case one of the old machines failed or got wrecked. One was demolished in the final scene, and the other believed to have been dismantled for parts before their significance as movie props became known.
|Harley-Davidson Captain America|
|Also called||Captain America Chopper|
|Bore / Stroke||86.4mm x 101.6mm|
|Top Speed||89 mph (144 km/h)|
|Horsepower||58.74 HP (43.8 KW) @ 6000RPM|
|Fuel System||carburetor. linkert|
|Transmission||Clutch: four speed
|Suspension||Front: telescopic fork extended
|Brakes||Rear: expanding brake (drum brake). expanding shoe|
|Weight||600.1 pounds (272.2 Kg) (dry),|
The Harley-Davidson Captain America Chopper was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Harley-Davidson in 1969. It could reach a top speed of 89 mph (144 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 58.74 HP (43.8 KW) @ 6000 RPM.
Power was moderated via the four speed.
The front suspension was a telescopic fork extended while the rear was equipped with a rigid. The bike weighed just 600.1 pounds (272.2 Kg).