Harley-Davidson 1920 989 cc IOE V-twin combo model “20T” engine # 20 T 15666
It took the Harley-Davidson Co. about 12 years to develop their motorcycles from a single cylinder belt driven single 3 HP machine to the 45 degree V-twin with 3-speed countershaft gearbox that was marketed in 1915.
This sturdy 989 cc (84x89mm) machine became a popular choice for motorcycle buyers all over the world, private enthusiasts as well as police forces, postal sevices and other government bodies.
The OHV inlet, side valve exhaust concept was used till 1930, when HD chose the full sidevalve engine concept.
In 1920 a new factory building was completed; this made HD the largest motorcycle factory in the world with 2,400 employees and established dealerships in 67 countries.
1920 Saw an increase of 5000 per cent in sales and 50,000 people were subscribing to “The Enthusiast”: Harley-Davidsons were fast becoming famous for their power, comfort and reliability.
This impressive vintage combination is in well-restored condition and running well.