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This Day in Harley-Davidson History November 2, 1913 Harley-Davidson twin makes 105 miles per gallon, a world record.

On November 2, 1913 the Nomad Motorcycle Club sponsored an economy test. John F. Greenawalt rode to victory and set a world record in the process. His Harley-Davidson twin (similar to the one shown here) went 19 miles on 23 ounces of gasoline a rate of 105 miles per gallon. John Swanson held the previous record in 1912 with a rate of 62.2 miles per gallon.

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Wish mine got 105 MPG!
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glad they Keep pluggin away

So we can enjoy what we have today !
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Originally Posted by DHH57 View Post
Wish mine got 105 MPG!
Yea, but I'm betting that thing only had around 10 hp.

Cool piece of histery for sure. Who would have thought an HD would hold any sort of fuel milage record?
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