Harley Davidson 1924 989 cc IOE V-twin model “JE” frame & engine # 24JE 15595
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: in 1924 more than 1400 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. alone were equipped with HD motorcycles.
1924 was not a good year for the firm: the losses amounted to almost $ 120,000 and the workforce was trimmed down from 2500 to 1000 employees.
More than 6000 machines were exported oversees this year; this amounts to almost half of all Harleys manufactured.
The machine on offer is unrestored but virtually complete.
It comes with new “Non Skid” tyres and new leather saddle top.
An original, unrestored sidecar is available with this mighty vintage twin.