1952 Harley-Davidson K Motorcycle
The 1952 Harley-Davidson Model K was a bit of a departure for the Milwaukee-based manufacturer.
The first completely new Harley-Davidson model since the company introduced the E and EL Knucklehead models almost a full two decades earlier in 1936, the Model K was developed to compete with the growing number of smaller, sporty imported motorcycles saturating the American market – most hailing from the United Kingdom. It eventually evolved into the Sportster.
This example of the Model K was restored by a previous owner and could be found on display at Orange County Harley-Davidson, in California, for eight years prior to its arrival in New Zealand.
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