Harley Davidson 1926 26B 350cc 1 cyl sv



Harley-Davidson 1926  Model B   350 cc side valve single   frame #  B 4851 engine#  B 14500

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.  
This bike is an older restoration and is fully equipped for social riding!