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1925 Indian Prince Sales Catalogue

In 1925 both Harley Davidson and Indian decided to enter the small capacity market with their 21 cu machines (350cc). Both had sidevalve engines and the Indian model was called the Prince. For 1925 it had the wedge shape petrol tank but by 1926 was upgraded to the more popular big brother tear drop style tank. Advertised with a top speed of 60 mph my friend Injun Dave said that they were not a great performer and top speed was more like 40 mph (he would know as he used to own one). Still a very pretty little motorcycle.


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NZs First Female Motorcyclist?

Early photographs of female motorcycle riders are scarce with the sport of riding motorcycles regarded as the domain of men. So it was a pleasant surprise to come across a photo postcard depicting what looks like a female rider dressed and ready posing in front of an early fixed speed Triumph. The scene is labelled as Motor Reliability Trials and dated 24th April, 1909. According to newspaper reports from that period the trials were run by the New Zealand Motorcycle Club and started from their club’s rooms at 52 Willis St in Wellington. The route was 84 miles to Waikanae

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