The ostentation of the full-body tourer like Honda’s over the top Goldwing may seem like a modern affectation of the motorcycle melieu, but its lineage goes back farther than you might imagine. Built by O. Ray Courtney in 1936, this deco streamliner is based on an even earlier 1930 K.J. Henderson with a straight four. Featuring a suicide clutch and a dash panel commodious enough for five full gauges, the one-off streamliner is said to be a handful to ride, unlike its unrelated but bound by style descendant the Goldwing. More info may be found here.
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