Harley Davidson 1909 model 5D

The first two cylinders bike from Harley-Davidson developed earlier and introduced as prototype in 1907, the V engine fits well into the frame shape which have roots in the bicycles production, V engines where already exist in Europe and the US however the 5D model was the first H-D two cylinders motorcycle that could be bought for 325$. with twice the power sure it was hot , it was called `Double Cylinders` . the term V Twin did not exist yet , looking back its a significant moment in the company history, the 1909 V twin engine fitted with Schebler carburetor and what seems to be an early Bosch magneto, probably DA type, the same one that was used in 1905 by Peugeot on there Double Cylinders bike...

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