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Rejuvenating an American Classic

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HISTORY

The Crocker Motorcycle Company is an American motorcycle manufacturer based in Los Angeles, California, and one of only three authentic original vintage American motorcycle pre-war brands remaining today. Steeped in racing history and influenced by Thor and Indian Motorcycle, CROCKER was considered the FASTEST production machine of its era.

Crocker first produced single-cylinder speedway racing motorcycles from 1932, powerful V-twin road motorcycles from 1936, and the "Scootabout," one of the first modern styled motor scooters, in the late 1930s.

Production ceased in 1942 due to a US Government war contract to manufacture parts for Douglas Aircraft, and continued in Aerospace until the company was purchased by Borg Warner in the 1950”s. In the early 90’s a new corporation was formed to re-manufacture these coveted machines exactly as the originals.

CROCKER MOTORCYCLE now produces complete “continued production” original “Big” and “Small Tank” Crocker’s following the original specifications to an exactness indistinguishable from their original legendary bikes. Sand cast, hand machined, and made in California, Crocker parts are OEM and widely used in concourse restorations.

 
 
 
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SPECIFICATIONS

Below are the Specifications for Crocker Motorcycles 1936-2018

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SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE

61 cubic inch (986cc) air cooled OHV

V-twin - 45-degree

Bore 3-1/4 inch

Stroke 3-5/8

HORSEPOWER

65HP

TOP SPEED

120-125MPH

CARBURATION

Vintage Linkert M-5 1-1/4 venturie, 3 bolt

TRANSMISSION

3 Speed Handshift

    ELECTRICS

    6 Volt Autolite distributor / points

    Optional Edison RM Magneto

    SUSPENSION

    Girder style with dual inner and outer front springs, rigid rear.

    TIRES

    4.5 x 18 inch Firestone Front and Rear

    WEIGHT (dry) 

    495LBS

    FINAL DRIVE

    Chain

    WHEELBASE

    Big Tank 63 inches

    Small Tank 59 inches

     

    FRAME

    Keystone type frame with engine, gear box and skid plate as stress member

     

     

     
     

    “A creative spirit; persistent drive; and unwavering loyalty. All define the story of one American motorcycle brand's modern-day revival ”

    — ROBB REPORT MAGAZINE - Shaun Tolson

     
     
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    “The Duesenberg of motorcycles ”

    — Guggenheim Museum 

    "Art of the Motorcycle Exhibit"

     
     

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    Press

     
     

    ROBB REPORT

    Rebuilding The American Dream !! A creative spirit; persistent drive; and unwavering loyalty. All define the story of one American motorcycle brand's modern-day revival.....

    EASYRIDERS

    Many Consider the Crocker the Holy Grail of historic motorcycles, perhaps worthy of an Indiana Jones. Tales include Crocker hunters fleeing  spear tossing natives in remote Pacific Islands....

     

     

    fORBES LIFE

    Built in downtown Los Angeles between 1936 and 1942, the Crocker Big Tank and Small Tank were roaring V-twin monsters in the tradition of the Vincent and the Indian. For years they were the fastest production bikes in the world. Crockers are rare, 

    patek philippe

    Al Crocker's eponymous machines are regarded by experts as the world's first superbikes, and surviving examples have recently become some of the most valuable motorcycles enthusiast can buy. Simon de Burton sheds light on why....

     

     
     
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