Harley-Davidson shipped 5,000 WL models to England after the Luftwaffe destroyed the Triumph factory at Coventry, even before the America declared war against Germany. They re-opened the training school for mechanics and their WWI service. Instead of this, they trained soldier-riders at test tracks in Fort Knox and Louisiana.

With an estimated 88,000 built before the Allies declared victory, the Harley-Davidson WLA proved itself as the highest-production military motorcycle. This bike has wonderful features with the 745 CC/25 HP air-cooled V-Twin engines, left-hand lever shift and chain drive, a 3-speed gearbox, and is fitted in full battle dress.

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