Barber's Best

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

1988 Gurney Alligator A3

12/20/2013 11:29:00 AM

Tags: 1988 gurney alligator a3, dan gurney, all american racers, classic american motorcycles, barbers best

1988 Gurney Alligator A3

Country: USA
Engine: Honda air-cooled single-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: CDI
Power Rating: 60bhp @ 7,500rpm
Bore x Stroke: 105mm x 80mm
Displacement: 692cc
Valves: Single overhead cam, 4-valve
Fuel System: Two Keihin CR flat slide carburetors
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front Showa telescopic forks, twin shock rear
Brakes: Nissin double-disc front, single-disc rear
Weight: 310lb
Top Speed: 125mph

1988 Gurney Alligator A3

This recumbent style machine was the third prototype designed and constructed by Dan Gurney’s All American Racers in Santa Ana, Calif. The Honda engine had been reworked to give a larger capacity and the inlet ports re-machined to a steep downdraught configuration in the quest for more power. Compare this bike to the production version also on display. 

1988 Gurney Alligator A3

Related Content

4th Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering to feature Marty Dickerson’s “Blue Bike”

Two iconic motorcycles, Marty Dickerson’s 1948 Vincent Rapide, aka the “Blue Bike,” and Dan Gurney’s...

1948 Marmon-Schwinn

A 1948 Marmon-Schwinn on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Norton Gear Giveaway!

In celebration of the new Norton Commando SE, we’re giving away some hyper-cool Norton gear. How coo...

1915 Iver Johnson

An American-made 1915 Iver Johnson motorcycle displayed with other classic bikes at the Barber Vinta...

Content Tools

Post a comment below.


Layne Nelson
12/26/2013 4:12:04 PM
I like it. Sitting low would be easy to transfer onto.

no image
4/19/2014 3:12:02 PM
no image
4/16/2014 7:37:29 PM
no image
4/14/2014 9:35:30 PM
no image
4/12/2014 1:45:10 PM
no image
4/11/2014 4:29:22 PM
no image
4/10/2014 10:08:16 PM
no image
4/10/2014 8:35:40 PM
no image
4/10/2014 12:35:33 PM
no image
4/9/2014 7:12:15 PM

The sound and the fury: celebrate the machines that changed the world!
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Every issue  delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!

Save Even More Money with our RALLY-RATE plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our RALLY-RATE automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $4.95 and get 6 issues of Motorcycle Classics for only $24.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $29.95 for a one year subscription!