Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Excelsior 1919

I find this Excelsior in connection with “Motordagen” in Borgvik. The bike was frankly parked in the middle of an MC parking with lots of "more modern” bikes around. When I had a closer look, I realized this bike is owned by one of my friends John, who have some really rare bikes. This one is from 1919, sold new in Sweden. The engine was called Big Valve X, a 61 cui V-twin with a three-speed gearbox. The company claimed when they introduce this bike, it was the "fastest motorcycle ever."

I love to see a bike in this shape, intact with the patina from all the years…..





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