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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-18-2002, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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First motorcycle with this feature

This was the first production motorcycle to have this?

What was the year, make, and model. What was the feature?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2002, 04:16 AM
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Hi Andy,

It's the 1914-1915 Indian F head.
I think the feature you mention is that they were the first bikes with electric lights and electric start!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-19-2002, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Very good Aris...

Here is some information on the bike:

"Indian brought out this model as their top line in 1914. It featured electric lighting, horn, and starter. Unfortunately, the batteries of the day were not up to the task, and Indian fitted no kick-start to the Hendee Special, and no magneto. They were recalled, after only 200 were built, and this is one of three known survivors."

Source: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/The...%20Indian.html

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