Harley Davidson 1925 25JE 998cc 2 cyl ioe 2605



Harley Davidson 1925    “JE” 989 cc  IOE V-twin    engine#  25 JE 1989

The sturdy 989 cc  (84x89mm)  Harley-Davidson  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 configuration.  In the early twenties a 1212 cc version (bore x stroke 87.4×101.6mm) was brought out. 
Model year 1925  looked completely different from the previous models: a new type of frame resulted in  a three inches lower  saddle position, the wheels were smaller in diameter and the petrol tank got  a “ dynamic”  teardrop shape. All in all these new models looked much more modern than their predecessors.  
In 1925  Harley Davidson sold about 15,000 motorcycles.
Some 5500 were 989 cc models, the majority of the machines sold were of 1212 cc capacity.  
This sturdy but elegant HD  was sold in Great Britain  and is equipped with Cowey speedometer and  CAV ammeter.
The machine  has been restored a number of years ago.