Friday, February 19, 2010

Opposed twins,boxer style airheads;1942 Harley Davidson XA , BMW 750/275 ,Zundapp KS750 ,Indian 841

Indian 841 civilian style by Terry Krumm.

Indin 841, desert service
Zundapp KS750
BMW 750/275
Harley Davidson XA.
Indian and HD make use of the rear drive from trans to rear wheel and opposed cylinder technology of BMW and Zundapp.
HD never again uses this design, Indian ceases manufacture in 1953, short lived production.
Interesting to compare the designs. Not good in crashes w/out crash bars, cylinders absorb impact rendering motorcycle out of commission.

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