Posts from ‘Classic Bikes’
This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.
Harley’s mile-eater, the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, was big and packed with conveniences. The standard radio was an Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon with AM/FM/WB/CD. XM satellite radio, a hands-free cell-phone module, and CB bike-to-bike communications and intercom were optional.
Although Harley-Davidson’s traditional bikes shared a number of key characteristics, including V-twin engines featuring a 45-degree-angle V, air cooling, and two-valve cylinder heads, none of that mattered when the V-Twin Racing Street Custom (VRSC), or just V-Rod, was rolled out for the 2002 model year.
Two famous American makes founded in 1903 have once again collaborated on a special pickup truck that was introduced at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson models were sold in various forms from 2000 to 2012. The newest edition is built by Tuscany Motor Company, which has assembled several other “special edition” trucks based on the Ford F-Series.
Despite the increasing popularity of its Knucklehead (overhead valve) engine in the late Thirties, Harley-Davidson continued to offer traditional flathead Big Twin powerplants on its bikes. An 80-cubic-inch flathead joined the existing 74-inch mill late in the 1935 model year, and for 1937, both gained the recirculating oiling system first seen on the Knucklehead.
The 2012 Morgan 3 Wheeler revives the 3-wheel layout on which the company was founded. Morgan started building 3-wheeled cars in 1910.