Salam Pak Wheelers,
Lets share some history of Motorcycle specially about Triumph/Harley Davidson etc. You fellows are welcomed to share you knowledge about old/ historical bikes here specially about earlier models of bikes.[HR][/HR]
In 1901 English bicycle maker Royal Enfield introduced its first motorcycle, with a 239 cc engine mounted in the front and driving the rear wheel through a belt. In 1898, English bicycle maker Triumph decided to extend its focus to include motorcycles, and by 1902, the company had produced its first motorcycle?a bicycle fitted with a Belgian-built engine. In 1903, as Triumph's motorcycle sales topped 500, the American company Harley-Davidson started producing motorcycles.
In 1901, the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company, which had been founded by two former bicycle racers, designed the so-called "diamond framed" Indian Single, whose engine was built by the Aurora Firm in Illinois per Indian's specifications. The Single was made available in the deep blue. Indian's production was up to over 500 bikes by 1902, and would rise to 32,000, its best ever, in 1913.
During this period, experimentation and innovation were driven by the popular new sport of motorcycle racing, with its powerful incentive to produce tough, fast, reliable machines. These enhancements quickly found their way to the public?s machines.
The 1911 Triumph is widely known as the first useable & reliable motorcycle ever produced till that time.
Now I m sharing here some unique photographs of Triumph motorcycle model 1911 with 3.5 H.P. motor which was considered as most reliable bike of that time.
Catalogue shows that the price of Triumph 1911 was UKP 55.00 at that time.