|1905 'Leo' motorcycle, made in Oakland, CA; the only survivor?|
LAS VEGAS — The recent discovery of the only known example of a Leo motorcycle, which is scheduled to be auctioned here Jan. 10 by Bonhams, raises more questions than answers.
|Thor pedal crank used on the Leo (more Thor history here)|
|A robust two-stroke single-cylinder engine of ~3hp|
The Vintagent's Note: I've uploaded my own pix of the Leo, for better detail resolution than the NYTimes website. As noted in my comments inserted above, the Leo was one of several pioneer California motorcycles built - they're all very rare now, and include the Leo, the Nelk, and the California (Yale). With more Billionaires per acre in the SF Bay Area than anywhere else in the world, I'm hoping a few Cali moneybags might keep treasures of our history within the area...
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