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Riding A 1917 Cleveland A2 Lightweight Vintage Antique Motorcycle

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The Cleveland Motorcycle Manufacturing Company, or briefly called Cleveland, was a widely-preferred motorcycle manufacturer in Cleveland, Ohio from 1902 to 1905 and again from 1915 to 1929.

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During its manufacturing period, this famous company has produced so many different motorcycles and today we present you a video showing us one of them!Watching this video, you’re going to see a 1917 Cleveland A2 Lightweight motorcycle which can be described as a “true vintage”.

Unlike most two-cycle engines of the day, the Cleveland was famous for starting on the first kick and needing little maintenance.Despite weighing only 150 lbs, a Cleveland could carry a 200-lb man for up to 75 miles on one gallon of gasoline.

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First designed for use by dispatch riders during World War I, the Cleveland became one of the most popular American lightweight motorcycles of the era. Its most remarkable feature was a little two-stroke engine mounted crossways in a cradle frame.