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1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin
1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin 1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin 1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin 1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin 1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin 1921 Harley Davidson Model W Sport Twin

1921 Harley-Davidson Model W Sport Twin

In 1909 Harley-Davidson introduced its first V-twin engine, which it used virtually unchanged until 1929.  In 1919 the firm attempted to expand its market by offering a new Model W “Sport Twin” that was intended to appeal to entry-level riders. The flat-twin engine aligned the cylinders with the frame, had a modern oiling system, and employed an integrated clutch and transmission, all of which made them smoother and cleaner to ride than their V-twin counterparts. Despite the effort, the Model W did not attract sufficient sales and was discontinued in 1923.

The Bunch Collection, Don Whalen, Curator

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