Tuesday, May 19, 2020

1934 Henderson Streamline

In the 30s, when the aviation industry progressively developed, many engineers, designers of cars and motorcycles began to clearly understand the importance of aerodynamics. One of these designers who realized that streamlining affects speed was Orly Courtney. So in 1934, Courtney introduced the concept of a motorcycle built on the basis of the 1930 Henderson Streamline. 

 In 1934 Orly Courtney introduced the concept of a motorcycle built on the basis of the 1930 Henderson Streamline


Futuristic concept motorcycle model of 1934 | Henderson KJ Streamline

The concept had a power plant of 1200 cubic meters, produced 40 horsepower with four-cylinder engine and developed 160 km / h. Unfortunately, the concept did not appeal to the conservative community, Courtney was awarded only ridicule and mention in the press as "the creator of a cartoon bike."

For many decades, no one saw the motorcycle until collector Frank Westfall Syracuse presented at the Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s 2010 National meet at Rhinebeck, New York.

In 1934 Orly Courtney introduced the concept of a motorcycle built on the basis of the 1930 Henderson Streamline

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America’s 2010 National meet at Rhinebeck, New York

1934 Henderson Streamline

1934 Henderson Streamline

1934 Henderson Streamline

1934 Henderson Streamline

1934 Henderson Streamline

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