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board track racer vintage motorcycle cafe antique indian motorized bike bicycle


  • board track racer vintage motorcycle cafe antique indian motorized bike bicycle
  • board track racer vintage motorcycle cafe antique indian motorized bike bicycle
  • board track racer vintage motorcycle cafe antique indian motorized bike bicycle
  • board track racer vintage motorcycle cafe antique indian motorized bike bicycle

Description

Price : USD1,499(Auction)
Date : May 15, 2018
Condition : New
Year : 1915
Mileage : 1
Shipping to : Worldwide
Location : Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

TRIBUTE REPLICA BOARD TRACK RACER

THE FLYING MERKEL HISTORYThe Flying Merkel was a motorcycle of the American company Merkel in Milwaukee, which relocated later to Middletown, Ohio. The motorcycle was produced from 1911 to 1915. The founder of the company, Joe Merkel, began designing engines for motorcycles in 1902, and built his own motorcycles beginning in 1903, including a one-cylinder engine with a capacity of 316 cc, which was also used in the contemporary Indian. In 1908 he set up a company under the name of Light Manufacturing and Foundry Company in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. His motorcycles displayed the trademark “Merkel Light” on the tank. In 1910 he offered the first two-cylinder engine. In 1911 the company was taken over by Miami Cycle and Manufacturing Company of Middletown, Ohio. Subsequently, the trademark was changed to “Flying Merkel”, and a bright and shiny orange paint was used, which was later described as “Merkel orange”.

BOARD TRACK RACING
Board track, or motordrome, racing was a type of motor sport, popular in the United States between the second and third decades of the 20th century, where competition was conducted on oval race courses with surfaces composed of wooden planks. Although the tracks most often used motorcycles, many different types of racing automobiles also competed, enough so as to see the majority of the 1920s American national championship races contested at such venues. By the early 1930s, board track racing had fallen out of favour, and into eventual obsolescence, due to both its perceived dangers and the high cost of maintenance of the wooden racing surfaces.  However, several of its most notable aspects have continued to influence American motor sports philosophy to the present day, including: A technical emphasis on raw speed produced by the steep inclinations; ample track width to allow steady overtaking between competitors; and the development of extensive grandstands surrounding many of the courses.

 Flying Merkel tributeBOARD TRACK RACER
 hand crafted gas tank vintage saddle/seat80cc enginepin stripeslarge 3 inch wide tireheavy duty girder forks cruise at 40+ mph with a adult male rider and can be upgrade for faster speedsor display as a collectors item
Very good looking little toy to show off at the local meet.It is not street legal and is operated as a motorized bicycle. (NO TITLE)The bike in the pictures is the bike you will receive
so much fun at a fraction of the real price

the only thing that could be better is the pinstriping, this was my first attempt and I still think it looks very good

IF SHIPPED YOU WILL HAVE TO PUT ON THE HANDLE BARS FRONT WHEEL PEDALS SEAT AND EXHAUST PIPE,THIS ALLOWS ME TO SHIP IT IN A BOX PROPERLY. THE MOTOR WILL BE INSTALLED,

any questions dont hesitatealso check out my other listings the black hd in the last picture is also available,
SHIPPING IS 289.00  IN THE DOMESTIC USA LOWER 48 ONLY  PICK UP IS 100$
700 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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