Harley-Davidson 1928 Model B 350 cc side valve single engine#B14138
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.
In 1928 almost 3,500 Model Bs were built.
This model B still has the old style narrow mudguards and fueltanks and benefits the new, in 1928 introduced front brake and is a running old restoration.