From a Prominent European Collection,
1934 Harley-Davidson 34B Single
Frame no. 34B1112
Engine no. 34B 1112
Indian's launch of the single-cylinder 21ci (350cc) Prince in 1925 prompted Harley-Davidson to return to the roadster singles market in '26 with a brace of similar-sized machines: one side-valve, the other with an overhead-valve engine. Model designations were 'A' (magneto-equipped) and 'B' (battery/coil) for the 'flat head' (side-valve) versions and 'AA' and 'BA' for the overhead-valve equivalents respectively. Looking every inch a scaled-down v-twin, the single featured a similar frame, controls and 'floating' saddle but its engine adopted a detachable cylinder head - an advance not yet seen on the bigger Harley. The singles were instantly successful, over 7,000 being sold in the first year of production, but sales trailed off steadily thereafter. In 1934, the final year of manufacture, only 954 were sold.
This 1934 Harley-Davidson Model B is presented in highly original condition, ripe for full restoration, or alternatively it may be left in its current, charmingly patinated state and mechanically restored.
- Please note that the title for this motorcycle is in transit.