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Monday, February 16, 2015

The first CHiP's motorcycle prototype

LeGrand Jordan is the first California Highway Patrol officers, and in 1947 he developed a motorcycle that was named the Jordan and was used as a motorcycle for pursuing the traffic violator vehicles on the highways.
1947 Jordan motorcycle in The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2013. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1BYJ4MB)
The Jordan motorcycles adopts a Twin crankshaft Four shaft engine which has a 1,000 cc of capacity and reversed rotating to balance the bike. This bike uses Streamline pressed-steel body also serves as a motorcycle frame.
1947 Jordan motorcycles adopts a 1,000 cc Twin crankshaft Four shaft engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1BYJ4MB)
Jordan made the motorcycle as an example to be made in the factory, but none were interested to produce it because of the design of such a complex.
Rear view of 1947 Jordan motorcycle. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1zBls1q)
So the Jordan Twin Crank Four prototype sits in pristine and unique glory, one of 20 classics in the Otis Chandler Motorcycle Gallery of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOS ANGELES TIMES]
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