Harley-Davidson 1932 Model B 346 cc side valve single frame # 32-1018 engine # 32B1044
The 35 ci singles were discontinued at the end of the model year 1918.
The company tried to win customers in the 600cc class with the flat twin model W Sport Twin that was produced from 1919 up to including 1923.
Sales were relatively modest, but it was clear that especially in the European markets a small-capacity HD would be a selling point, if only to act as a “starter model”. In 1926 some 350 cc class models were brought out; the OHV versions were rather exotic machines mainly meant for competition use, but the side valve models 26A and B (the B had an electrical lighting system) were good sellers: more than 7000 machines found a home in the first year of production. From 1929 on a 500 cc engine was also available in the 350 rolling chassis.
In 1934 the production of these singles ended.
In 1932 no more than 535 Model Bs were built, so survivors must be rare.
This bike is in amazingly fine original and unrestored condition and comes complete with Corbin speedometer.