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Hot Wheels 1920 Harley Davidson Board Track Racer
1920 Board Track Racer
Harley-Davidson stayed away from the motorcycle sport in its formative years, preferring to concentrate on developing its road models and the establishment of a national dealer network. The first serious factory racing effort was launched in 1914 and one of its more spectacular early achievements was the victory in the Dodge City 300 in 1915 when six of the first seven machines were Harley-Davidsons.
This motorcycle features a frame of the kind first adopted by Harley-Davidson for its works racers in 1916. Known as the 'keystone' type, this chassis used a pair of plates instead of a conventional lower loop, thus enabling the engine to function as a stressed member. These rigid frames had the engine slightly offset to the left to assist cornering on the bankings and were in common use from 1916 to 1925. Other noteworthy features of include single-gear transmission, un-sprung front fork, dropped handlebars and short straight-through exhaust pipes.