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A Harley-Davidson Was the First to Average over 100 Miles Per Hour. The Harley-Davidson Motor Company had originally signed and sponsored a racer named Otto Walker in 1914. Though he ended up getting injured soon after his initial contract, he returned to the scene and participated in the first major race that Harley-Davidson had a stake in.
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The Harley-Davidson 1912 team was led by Harry "Otto" Walker who throughout his life was always called "Otto." More information Find this Pin and more on Sports 1900-1920 by 100 Years Ago or So .
Manufacturers such as Harley-Davidson, Indian and Excelsior all had factory racing teams with custom built factory race bikes. Legendary racers such as Jim Davis, Otto Walker, Albert "Shrimp" Burns and many more made their names racing on the board tracks during the 1910s and 1920s.
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On February 22nd, Harley-Davidsons Otto Walker became the first man in the world to win a motorcycle race at an average speed of over 100 mph. The H-D team captain entered the record books on George Washingtons birthday at the Fresno, California 1-mile board track. Riding a machine powered by a banjo 2-cam with 8 valves, Walker exceeded 107
Harley-Davidson used these seats up until 1958. Harley-Davidson was the largest motorcycle producer in the world by 1920. In 1921, Otto Walker set a world record on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle being the first to average speed greater than 100 mph (160 km/h) during a race. In 1929, Harley-Davidson debuted its 45 cubic inches (737 cc) flathead V
Otto Walker was a leading motorcycle racer in the 1910s and early 1920s and was one of Harley-Davidson’s first factory riders. Walker won the first major race for the Harley-Davidson factory team on April of 1915– an FAM 300-mile road race in Venice, California.
Harley-Davidson made a major change to the 1915 production V twin engine, casting a new wider crankcase, with webbed reinforcement, a wider/heavier crankshaft. The new racer quickly proved to be a winner, in the hands of team rider Otto Walker. In April, Walker …
Burns had felt overshadowed by the more established racers at Harley-Davidson, and Indian had promised him the best equipment. Burns also clashed with Otto Walker, the Harley-Davidson team captain. Burns delivered for Indian immediately, winning the first national title of the 1920 season in the 25-mile national at Ascot Park in Los Angeles.