Harley-Davidson Model V: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson Model VD was a v2, four-stroke custom / cruiser motorcycle produced between 1930 and 1934. It could reach a top speed of 85 mph (136 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 4000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine featured a 4.5:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a sidevalves.

Drive[edit]

The final drive was via chain. Power was moderated via the dry multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

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 leading link -coil springs while the rear was equiped with a rigid-. The Model VD was fitted with a 4.0 Gallon (15.14 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 60.0 inches (1524 mm) long.

In Media[edit]

Harley-Davidson Model V
Manufacturer
Also called Model VL, Model VD
Production 1930 - 1934
Class Road
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Top Speed 80 mph (128 km/h)
Horsepower 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 4000RPM
Ignition generator and battery
Transmission Final Drive: chain
Clutch: dry multiplate
Suspension Front: leading link -coil springs
Rear: rigid-
Brakes Front: expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Wheelbase 60.0 inches (1524 mm)
Weight
Fuel Capacity 4.0 Gallon (15.14 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.88 liters/100 km (17.0 km/l or 40.00 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Harley-Davidson Model VD was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1930 and 1934. It could reach a top speed of 80 mph (128 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 29.37 HP (21.9 KW) @ 4000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

Fuel was supplied via a sidevalves.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the dry multiplate.

Chassis[edit]

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 leading link -coil springs while the rear was equipped with a rigid-. The Model VD was fitted with a 4.0 Gallon (15.14 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 60.0 inches (1524 mm) long.

In Media[edit]