Model: Harley-Davidson U Navy

Weight: 390 lb (177 kg)

Top Speed: 75 mph

Power Output: 22 bhp

The U Model was introduced in 1937 as a replacement for the V-series 74 and 80cu. in. (1213 and 1312cc) twins

The redesigned engine, which had a recirculating lubrication system, was placed into a chassis taken from the 61E Knucklehead that had been introduced the previous year

With the outbreak of World War II, Harley began supplying large numbers of machines to the Allied war effort, mainly 45. in. (738cc) bikes but also some 74cu. in. U models. This example was used by the US Navy in Guam

(Photos via bigdavesplace)


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