In a rare move, Harley-Davidson has unveiled a base version of its Breakout months after first launching the exclusive Custom Vehicle Operations version. Presented at the 2013 Daytona Bike Week, the 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout offers a similar low and muscular profile as the CVO version but at prices starting at $17,899 compared to the premium […]
Top 10 Pre-1912 Motorcycles
5. Clement – 1902
Regarded as the first ever V-Four-powered competition motorcycle, the Clement racing machine was built to compete on the growing number of board tracks circuits in Europe. The 1200cc engine powering the Clement accelerated the bike to upwards of 70 mph, but was often beaten by lighter, smaller-capacity and better handling competitors. By 1912 the bike’s constructor, Adolphe Clement, had returned to machines of less displacement using an overhead-valve 47cc motor to power a bicycle – quite possibly the world’s first moped.
|Country of Origin||France|
|Engine Type||Four-stroke, V-Four|
|Engine Capacity||1200 cc|
|Ignition||Battery and coil|