Harley-Davidson Model E: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson Model E was a v2, four-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 1948 and 1950.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.9mm bore x 84.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 999.7 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 6.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 3-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 5.00-16 front tire and a 5.00-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a spring forks while the rear was equiped with a hardtail. The Model E was fitted with a 3.75 Gallon (14.19 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.49 inches (1511 mm) long.

In Media[edit]

Harley-Davidson Model E
Manufacturer
Production 1948 - 1950
Class Road
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 88.9mm x 84.1mm
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 3-speed
Final Drive: chain
Suspension Front: spring forks
Rear: hardtail
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 5.00-16
Rear Tire 5.00-16
Wheelbase 59.49 inches (1511 mm)
Length 92.01 inches (2337 mm)
Width 32.99 inches (838 mm)
Weight 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg) (dry),
Oil Capacity 1.0 Gallon (3.80 Liters)
Fuel Capacity 3.75 Gallon (14.19 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Harley-Davidson Model E was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1948 and 1950.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 88.9mm bore x 84.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 999.7 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 3-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 5.00-16 front tire and a 5.00-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via expanding brake (drum brake) in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a spring forks while the rear was equipped with a hardtail. The Model E was fitted with a 3.75 Gallon (14.19 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 551.16 pounds (250.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.49 inches (1511 mm) long.

In Media[edit]