Lot 106 - Indian Boardtrack Racer (recreation)
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
The Indian Boardtrack Racers of the early 20th century are, quite easily, amongst the most beautiful motorcycles ever built. The bikes are the first real generation of motorcycles and were largely based on bicycles with no rear suspension and very limited front springs.
The engines were often v-twins (with some exceptions) and they were started by either being pushed or bump started, the rider only had two controls, a spark advance and a kill switch. The spark advance controlled the point at which the spark plug fired and was used to accelerate, the board-trackers had no brakes and so had to roll to a stop, often with the rider putting his feet down to slow the bike.
This twin-cylinder example comes to us from a private collection and has been proudly exhibited there for over 20 years. With a cubic capacity of 1,000cc and style aplenty, this offers the lucky new owner, an insight into early US motorcycle manufacturing.
Interested parties should note that this motorcycle is a faithful recreation of the original.
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