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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.


1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo

1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo

1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo

Country: U.S.A.
Engine: Air-cooled 45 degree V-twin four-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power rating: 19bhp @ 3,800rpm
Bore x stroke: 2-3/4in x 3-13/15in
Displacement: 45ci (747cc)
Valves: Side
Fuel system: Linkert M11 1-inch bore carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed
Suspension: Front-leading link girder fork, rigid rear
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 390lb
Top speed: 70-75mph

1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo

Newly introduced in 1932, the “R” series superseded the “D.” Available in three versions, R, RL, and RLD, the differences being in compression ratios and carburetor size, resulted in maximum speed variations of 5-10 miles per hour. Lubrication was still by total loss. This machine is in original condition, stored in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area for many years.

1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo

1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo

1932 Harley-Davidson RL Sport Solo