|The 1927 H-D FHA racer, with its racing sidecar, little more than a padded platform. A remarkable original-condition racer from the end of the first Golden Age of American racing|
|A handsome and purposeful outfit.|
This machine is coming up for auction at Shannon's auction house on Sept. 21st, and I'll keep an eye on the sale.
[Update: the FHA sold for A$600k, which was $423,700US on the day, making it the #10 most expensive motorcycle ever sold at auction}
|The FHA was delivered new to the Milledge Bros Harley-Davidson in Melbourne, Australia.|
|A period shot of the outfit, showing the braced forks, and the canted wheel angle for sliding on dirt tracks.|
|The simple direct-drive system is clear, with a countershaft running in a robust casting at the bottom of the frame, which holds the clutch and final drive sprocket. One speed!|
|For moto-geeks; note the attachment of the sidecar to a U shaped late and the reinforced engine plates up front. Plus the extensively ribbed drive-side crankcase. There's a direct oil line to the (missing) primary chain.|
|1927 FHA #81...not that they built so many!|
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