Harley-Davidson Speed Record | 100 Miles An Hour Attained In Competition!
Harley-Davidson First Motorcycle to Achieve this Distinction!
February 17, 2012
From the March 1921 issue of Motorcyclist magazine
The swiftly spinning wheels of the Harley-Davidson wrote unprecedented motorcycle history on the boards of the Fresno, (Cal.) one mile speedway on Washington’s birthday.
They added the most brilliant paragraph to two-wheeled annals by exceeding 100 miles an hour in competition for the first time anywhere.
Otto Walker literally tore mighty holes through the atmosphere and captured first in all four events. Walker, with his team-mates, carried the Harley-Davidson colors to magnificent victory taking nine of twelve places and exceeding the world’s records for 1, 5, 10 and 50 miles!