1915 Cleveland Single Engine no. 286

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Lot 315
1915 Cleveland Single
Engine no. 286

Sold for US$ 13,800 inc. premium
1915 Cleveland Single
Engine no. 286
Blame the Great Depression for killing off the Cleveland Motorcycle Manufacturing Company, at the time making arguably the most advanced four-cylinder motorcycle in America. Prior to the 1926 introduction of the mighty 1000cc four, the company sold a more modest model, a single-cylinder lightweight. Built between 1915 and 1924, the 220cc, 2½-horseower two-stroke was unusual in mounting its engine with the crankshaft inline with the frame, a configuration that necessitated a worm gear to turn the drive through 90 degrees to work with the chain final drive. All models had two-speed sliding-gear transmission and a sprung front fork. Hobday's "round-tanker" Cleveland is an older restoration from the first year of production.

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1915 Cleveland Single Engine no. 286
1915 Cleveland Single Engine no. 286
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