• Aug 19th 2007 at 5:01PM
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Click on the 1913 Pierce Four for a high res galley of bikes at Meadow Brook


One of the special features of this year's Meadow Brook Concours was a collection of 40 four-cylinder motorcycles. The bikes on display ranged from a 1904 FN 4 with its shaft drive up to a 1969 Honda CB750. The transverse-engined Honda ushered in the beginning of the modern four-cylinder motorcycle era that includes most modern sportbikes.

Some of the others included a 1913 Pierce Four, which was one of the last from the entity spun off from the Pierce-Arrow car company. Harley-Davidsons and Indians were also well-represented in the crowd. Most four cylinder bikes fell by the wayside by 1948, although Ariel soldiered on until 1959.



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      Thanks for showin' the 2-wheelers some luv Autoblog!
      The gallery was great and it really shows the inspiration for the newest trends in customs, like going back to basics and not putting those ridiculously huge rear tires on anymore.

      For a taste of "everything old is new again" you guys might want to cover the results from the freestyle class of the AMD World Championship Custom Builder finals.
      http://www.amdchampionship.com/content.php?page=2007world#freestyle

      The small double arrows next to the builder's name on the right side of the page lead to the pics of their entries.
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