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FLYING MERKEL BOARD TRACK RACER CAFE BOBBER chopper custom harley antique indian


  • FLYING MERKEL BOARD TRACK RACER CAFE BOBBER chopper custom harley antique indian
  • FLYING MERKEL BOARD TRACK RACER CAFE BOBBER chopper custom harley antique indian
  • FLYING MERKEL BOARD TRACK RACER CAFE BOBBER chopper custom harley antique indian
  • FLYING MERKEL BOARD TRACK RACER CAFE BOBBER chopper custom harley antique indian
Description
Price : USD660(Auction)
Date : April 15, 2019
Condition : New
Year : 1915
Model : FLYING MERKEL
Bike Type : board track racer
Mileage : 1
Engine Size : 80
Shipping to : Worldwide
Location : Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

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.

BOARD TRACK RACER 
inspired by a extremely rare black Flying Merkel why is it so rare? Pretty much everyone of the old merkels is “merkel orange”I always loved the black Merkel, the last photo is the bike that inspired this bikemore historical info on Joseph Merkel below

not a kit like my usual listings, world wide shipping availableI do have diy kits in many other styles, pls check my other listings to see them , not in ebay motors

 hand crafted steel gas tank vintage saddle/seat80cc engineClay brick tireHarken girder forksleather seat baglight patina

THIS IS NOT SOME FRANKENSTEIN BICYCLE THAT JUST HAS A TANK AND FLIPPED BARS
THIS IS  MASTERPIECE FOR THE COST OFFERED. 

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)

It  is so much fun at a fraction of the real price 

listing is for the bike pictured , there are countless videos here on youtube about maintaining the 80cc kits  if you need that help. also bike berry has a great helpfull website

any questions do not hesitatepls also check out my other listings  We also sell other kit bikes.

history…

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”

SHIPPING IS 150.00 IN THE DOMESTIC USA LOWER 48 ONLY  PICK UP IS 100$700 SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

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