A NEW 350CC RACING CLASS was created soon after Harley unveiled its “Peashooter” racer in the summer of 1925. The bike was based on its new 21cu. in. (346cc) o.h.v. single-cylinder economy road bike. To make it competitive for dirt-track racing, the bike had a shortened frame and simple telescopic forks that were triangulated for greater strength.
The legendary Joe Petrali was among several riders who achieved success on Peashooters as Harleys swept the boards in the new class. Petrali was one of the best riders in the history of American bike racing, and in 1935 he won all 13 rounds of the US dirt-track championships on a team Peashooter. As well as success at home, the bikes were also raced in Britain and Australia.
|Model:||HARLEY-DAVIDSON Model S Racer|
|Capacity:||21cu. in. (346 cc)|
|Power output:||12 bhp|
|Weight:||109 kg (240 lb)|
|Top speed:||70 mph (113 km/h) (est.)|
|Country of origin:||US|