1914 Harley Davidson Model 10E
Manufactured in USA.
Engine # 5588H
This 1914 Harley-Davidson Model 10E is an unrestored example. It is powered by a 61 CI V-twin, designation and paired with chain drive and a hub-mounted clutch. Factory equipment includes a springer front fork. Finished in light charcoal gray with black accents and pin-striping, the bike has been repainted at least once in the past 105 years. The Model 10E features a integrated handlebar controls. It is also one of the first Harley-Davidson models to utilize a step-starter, enabling the rider to start the engine while the bike is stationary.
This 61 CI V-twin is one of only a handful of factory “fast” engines produced in 1914. It utilizes an intake-over-exhaust valve arrangement and was rated for approximately 8 HP. The engine turns over, though no attempt to start it has been made. This motorcycle would make a fine addition to any collector of early American transportation. It is an early attempt of a motorcyclist trying to bridge the gap to an automobile.
Originally from the John Parham collection, John also devoted his time and resources to amassing one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive personal collections of motorcycles, in excess of 300 machines, and shared them with the public via the National Motorcycle Museum, located in Anamosa, Iowa.
John Parham (President of J&P Cycles) wanted people to enjoy motorcycling and was very conscious of customer service, always working for happy customers and, if asked, sharing what he’d learned. In 2015, J&P Cycles was recognized as one of the best customer service retailers in the U.S. by StellaService.
Original 1914 Harley Davidson Factory race motor with larger valves, number and belly numbers match, motor rebuilt in 2001.