2018 World Championship competitor
BuilderMichael Middeldorff / Ernstl Hüfner
OwnerMichael Middeldorff
Countryflag de Germany
Bike NameCaliber 48
Year/Model1948 Harley Davidson EL Panhead
Engine Make/SizeS&S 93ci HC
DrivetrainRatchet top/2"primo belt/barnett scorpion
Frame Make/TypeHarley Davidson Wishbone
Front EndH-D Springer with out Spings
Rake30 °
Wheels FrontAluminium rim 19" x 1.85
Wheels RearAluminium rim 18" x 3.00
Tires FrontAvon Speedmaster 3.00-19"
Tires RearM+H Racemaster 4.0/ 26.6-18"
Brakes FrontCannonball Drumbreak half-hydraulic
Brakes RearH-D Drumbreak 1963 half-hydraulic
PainterMotonaut aka Michael Middeldorff
Chroming/PlatingCycle factory, Ernstl Hüfner
Additional InfoH-D vintage Drag Bike, homage to the pioneers of drag racing,
Concept, design, bodywork and paint-job by owner "Motonaut"

H-D 1948 Wishbone-frame, S&S P-series 93ci HC engine, custom pipes, hand-made by Cycles Factory, S&S-E carburator, Primo belt 2", Barnett Scorpion clutch, Pingel air shifter, Pingel kill switch, H-D ratchet top gear-box 1978, H-D 1948 oil tank, H-D FXR gas tank customized by Motonaut and cycle factory, gas box front fender / customized by Motonaut, front fairing, customized propeller-spinner Beechcraft air plane, half disc-wheel in front, hand-made by Cycles Factory
steering bar, hand-made, electric by cycles factory, pre-war light-system Bosch, seat and tank pad, hand made by Motonaut and custom-leathers, paint-job, aluminium-leaf with 2K clear-paint, hand-made by Motonaut.

Photography courtesy of Frank Sander


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