For Sale
1912 Heitchen ~1 of a kind prototype
  • One of a kind prototype motorcycle designed and made by John
    Heitchen of Buffalo, NY in 1912. As far as we know, it is the last
    one of a possible 3 that were built by Heichten.
  • 4 stroke Twin Cylinder with cooling fins resembling those on the
    heads of 1900's period of Curtiss powerplants
  • Chain Drive
  • Hand crank to start
  • Battery powered ignition system
  • Hand lever shifted 2 speed tranny is a 2 piece cast aluminum
    housing that is hand made along with other componants.
  • Front suspension resembles the dual fork with an enclosed coil
    spring system that were used on Pierce, Emblem & Monarch
  • Rear wheel is rigid in the looping diamond frame
  • Both floorboards are fitted with pedals for the brake and clutch
  • The combined fuel and oil tank is made of copper.
  • Front wheel is 26", rear wheel is 28"
  • The engine turns over but I have never had it running.
  • This cycle was on display in 2000 for many months in Albany, NY
    in the New York State Museum. It was part of a show called "The
    Motorcycle Industry in New York State", including most cycles
    that were manufactured there from 1890's to present. It was
    organized by Geoffrey N. Stein, who was the Associate Curator
    for the NYS Museum. He also did all of the research and
    authored a book of the same name. We have a copy to include
    with the cycle.
Taking offers on any or all 3 of these teens cycles
Call 585-749-8465 or email for
more info!
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