Harley-Davidson 1926 Model “J” 989 cc IOE V-twin engine # 26 J 9259
From 1915, after a number of years of development, the top-of-the-range twin with full electrical equipment was listed as the Model J.
For many enthusiasts the modern Harley-Davidson motorcycle truly came into its own in 1925 when the entire range was fitted with new frames that lowered the riding position by a full three inches, allowing smaller riders to handle the bikes with greater ease.
The wheels became smaller in diameter and the petrol tank got a more dynamic teardrop shape.
All in all these new models looked much more modern than their predecessors.
For 1926 wider mudguard and a revised exhaust system were introduced, together with a higher dynamo output and battery capacity.
The J engine delivered 18 hp@3400rpm, good for a top speed of almost 110 km.
3749 Model Js rolled out of the factory gates in 1926.
The machine we offer here has been restored quite some time ago.
It is a very authentic example with all the original goodies and no replica parts.