Harley-Davidson Model 1
|Harley-Davidson Model 1|
440cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine
|Top Speed||56 km/h|
William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson developed the first prototype of a motorcycle in 1903. The engine was designed according to the system De Dion-Bouton, had a displacement of 167 cc and made about 2 ps (1.5 kw). Since Harley and Davidson were dissatisfied with the performance, in 1904, cubic capacity was increased to 405 cm³ at one of bore 76 mm and one stroke 89 mm. From this pre-production model came two copies.