1963 Harley-Davidson Topper
In 1960, Harley-Davidson began production of the Topper, the only scooter it would ever build. The Topper featured a 165cc two-cycle, one-cylinder engine, a lawnmower-style hand recoil starting system, and a parking brake. The bodywork was a combination of steel and fiberglass and a sidecar was optional at extra cost. The Topper entered production at about the time demand for American-built scooters was beginning to wane, which severely affected sales and prompted the manufacturer to withdraw it from the market after only five years.
Collection of Jerry and Brenda Perkins