Marcus Davin and his 1934 Harley Davidson VLD
Make: Harley Davidson
Country of Origin: USA
Engine: 1200cc, 74cu in Twin
Horsepower: 29 hp
Weight: 529 lbs
Transmission: 3 speed
Owner: Marcus Davin
City: Newport Beach
Congratulations to Marcus Davin of Newport Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his custom 1934 Harley Davidson VLD bobber.
Marcus won a helmet provided provided by the WD-40 Company.
WD-40 now produces a line of specialty formulated motorcycle products WD-40 Specialist Motorcycle
Marcus has won three times before:
March 2017 with his 1939 Indian Chief.
December 2013 with his 1938 BMW R12.
September 2013 with his 1966 BMW R50/2.
Marcus has owned the Black and Orlando Orange VLD for two years. He brought it to the meet once before, but arrived too late to win. He told me that the VLD was the first Harley Davidson to go 100 mph right from the factory.
I was able to find a site that said the high compression version of the VL had a land speed record of 103mph.
According to How Stuff Works:
"The 1934 Harley-Davidson VLD was one of the products that kept Harley afloat during the Great Depression."
"Harley's traditional Olive Green paint -- which had been used with little variation since 1917 -- was dropped as the standard color after 1932. It was replaced by more vibrant two-tones such as the black and Orlando Orange of our featured machine. Green, however, remained available for traditionalists."
Thanks Marcus for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our June Gallery.