1920 Militor Army Motorcycle

| 5/23/2012 9:50:56 AM

1920 Militor 2

1920 Militor

Country: USA
Engine: Air-cooled 4-cylinder in-line 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power Rating: 11hp
Displacement: 1306cc (80ci)
Valves: Inlet over exhaust (F-head)
Fuel System: Single up-draught carburetor
Transmission: Three speed and reverse. Hand shift, shaft drive
Suspension: Front telescopic fork, rear quarter elliptic leaf spring
Brakes: Rear drum only
Weight: 800lb
Top Speed: 35mph

1920 Militor 1

The Militaire, later known as the Militor, was designed for the U.S. Army. A small number of these machines were taken to France in 1918, but with a weight of 800 pounds they sank badly in the battlefield mud. The wheels are wagon-style and made of wood.

1920 Militor

The curious steel loop passing through the front axle is not hub steering, but a form of stabilizer. With many mechanical difficulties, the Militor motorcycle factory closed in 1922.

3/30/2018 11:06:54 AM

imagine dealing w/a stall out or pushing thru the mud mentioned above?

3/29/2018 10:33:01 AM

More sidecars please! This one looks great and should be out riding!