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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1922 Reading Standard

1922 Reading Standard

1922 Reading Standard

Country: U.S.A.
Engine: Air-cooled V-twin 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power Rating: 12hp
Displacement: 67ci (1,100cc)
Valves: Side
Fuel System: Single
Transmission: 3-speed
Suspension: Front leading link forks, rigid rear
Brakes: Internal and external on rear wheel

1922 Reading Standard

Reading Standard was a relatively small producer of quality motorcycles, and unusual for the time, never got involved in racing. The big three, Harley-Davidson, Indian and Excelsior, capitalized ont heir track successes to increase sales, but Reading Standard faded away by 1924, and only a handful of these classic motorcycles exist today. This machine was located in Mexico and restored at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

1922 Reading Standard

1922 Reading Standard