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

1922 Indian Scout

1922 Indian Scout

1922 Indian Scout

Country: U.S.
Engine: Air-cooled 42-degree, V-twin 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power rating: Approximately 10bhp
Bore x stroke: 2-3/4in x 3-1/16in
Displacement: 596cc
Valves: Side
Fuel system: Schebler carburetor
Transmission: 3-speed, hand shift
Suspension: Front leaf spring, rigid rear
Brakes: Rear drum
Weight: 315lbs
Top speed: 55mph

1922 Indian Scout

This incredibly reliable machine was advertised with the slogan, “You can’t wear out an Indian Scout.” One of these machines set a 24-hour record in 1920, covering 1,114 miles! The low build and stability of the Scout made it very popular for stunt riding, with a few machines still in use today at carnivals. This example is original and unrestored, and will remain in this condition.

1922 Indian Scout

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1951 Fabrique Nationale de Herstal Military M13

1951 FN Military M13

1951 Fabrique Nationale de Herstal Military M13

Country: Belgium
Engine: Air-cooled single cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Magneto
Power rating: 12bhp @ 3,500rpm
Bore x stroke: 84.5mm x 80mm
Displacement: 450cc
Valves: Side
Fuel system: Single Amal carburetor
Transmission: 4-speed
Suspension: Front trailing link forks, rear pivoted frame, with rubber band springs
Brakes: Front and rear drum
Weight: 308lbs
Top speed: 63mph

1951 FN Military M13

The M13 was built in small numbers for the Belgium army, with a production run of only 1,030 machines. A simple, rugged machine for general escort duties, this example is to military police specification. The rubber band suspension is unusual, a simple and maintenance-free design.

1951 FN Military M13

1951 FN Military M13

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