At 870-ccs, this radical radial engine was pretty big for the era. The longitudinally placed radial motor is only one of this early bike’s interesting features however. There’s also the enclosed shaft drive and the rear suspension by half-elliptical springs, and the jaunty French Lieutenant’s hat front fender.
I’m frequently amazed at the technology of the early motorcycle industry, which seemed to lead the auto industry by a decade or more.
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