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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

2 Ultra-rare Harley-Davidson motorcycle models

~Rare MotorBikes~ At present, it is almost certain that automotive enthusiasts around the world know Harley-Davidson as an American leading motorcycle brand, which has presented so many reliable motorcycle products since it was founded in 1903 until now.
The Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck was basically a commercial load-carrier used to deliver supplies and parts. (Picture from: ClassicMoto.rs)
However, the following 2 (two) models of motorbikes made by the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer were previously unknown to many fans, so they can be categorized as super rare models. What model it is, let's see them below;

1. 1916 Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck
The first motorcycle was the Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck which was produced during 1912 to 1916. As quoted from RideApart, at that time the motorcycle model was made for commercial-purposed vehicle, at the time only Harley-Davidson has; even used as the operational vehicles of postal operator in the United States.
The Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck consists of a classic motorcycle unit, and a cargo container mounted on a sidecar chassis. (Picture from: ClassicMoto.rs)
Besides that, the Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck is also used by ice cream, candies traders, and many other to bring their goods to rural areas that have poor road access. As You can see, the Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck was built on the concept of a motorcycle that had a special box-shaped sidecar for carrying goods. However, the large sidecar can also be removed, so that the motorbike can still be used alone for a more relaxed journey.
Recently, the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer carried out a restoration on the package truck's motorbike. As the result, the Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck returns to its heyday appearance consisting of one (classic) motorcycle unit plus a box-shaped sidecar painted under special pale blue color on the body with white wheels. In 2020, Bonham has auctioned off the Harley-Davidson Model-J Package Truck with an estimated price of US $45 thousand or equivalent to Rp. 616 million.

2. 1951 Harley-Davidson WRTT
It is said that Harley-Davidson first introduced the W-Series in 1936 at which time the United States was rising from adversity. As reported from Silodrome, the American motorcycle manufacturer launched the W-Series by using the largest engine volume of that era and to this day with six major variants, the W, WL, WLA, WLC, WLD, and WR.
1951 Harley-Davidson WRTT was specifically intended for road racing which necessitated the installation of a front brake. (Picture from: MotoSaigon.vn)
The WR model was the racing version, and is easily found in several classic motorcycle races today, turn out the 1951 Harley-Davidson WRTT rarely seen amongst them, due to this model was produced in limited numbers at that time. The WRTT was specifically intended for road racing which necessitated the installation of a front brake, and had a number of other modifications including a close ratio 3-speed gearbox, they were often fitted with 19 inch wheels and road racing tires as opposed to tires intended for use on dirt ovals.
1951 Harley-Davidson WRTT appeared in a representative Tourish Trophy racing model under a special orange finish. (Picture from: Silodrome)
Until now not much was known about the remaining population of this model, so many creative fans are trying hard to revive this model. Finally, one of these 1951 Harley-Davidson WRTTs successfully restored, and was set up for auction at Bonhams back in 2020. The mentioned motorbike appeared in a representative Tourish Trophy racing model under a special orange finish. In addition with a minimalist body, the motorcycle also powered by a 740 cc V-Twin engine that could be driven up to 160 kph.
1951 Harley-Davidson WRTT is powered by a 740 cc V-Twin engine that could be driven up to 160 kph. (Picture from: MotoSaigon.vn)
The 1951 Harley-Davidson WRTT also featured a very rare MR3 Linkert carburetor, a Jack Tracey windscreen, a single seat plus a chin pad. Furthermore, this motorbike got racing livery number 82 which was used by several famous racers such Joseph Holoubek and Harland Zobel. After being restored, this super rare motorbike was auctioned with estimated prices ranging from US $ 60,000 - $ 70,000 or equivalent to Rp. 823 million - Rp. 960 million. 
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops....... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RIDEAPART | RIDING VINTAGE | CYCLEWORLD | SILODROME | MOTOSAIGON.VN ]
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