Indian V-twin racer 1st Isle of Man TT victory 1911 Arthur Moorhouse motorcycle For Sale


Indian V-twin racer 1st Isle of Man TT victory 1911 Arthur Moorhouse motorcycle

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Indian V-twin racer 1st Isle of Man TT victory 1911 Arthur Moorhouse motorcycle :
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A superb and rare photo of the Indian factory rider as photographed during the 1911 Isle of Man Senior T.T. races, on July 13, 1911.



Arthur Moorhouse would finish the race in third place, behind his Indian factory team members Oscar Godfrey and Benjamin Franklin (yes, the designer of the Indian Scout); giving Indian their biggest ever racing and Isle of Man T.T. victory and giving them instant global fame, as this was the very first time a non British bike won the Isle of Man T.T.! Not only that, they took the first three places… The Indian racers influenced models like the famous Indian Powerplus and featured two speed gearboxes and chain drive. See photo!



The first TT race over the Snaefell Mountain Course or 'Mountain Course' was the 1911 Isle of Man TT Races. For the 1911 event two separate races were introduced. A four lap Junior TT Race for 300 cc single-cylinder and 340 cc twin cylinder motor-cycles and was the first event on the new course and was contested by 35 entrants. The Senior TT Race was open for 500 cc single-cylinder and 585 cc twin-cylinder motor-cycles and was contested over 5 laps of the new 37.5 mile Snaefell Mountain Course. The new technical challenges of the Mountain Course forced changes on entrants and motor-cycle manufacturers alike. The American Indian factory fitted a two-speed gearbox and chain-drive to their factory racing machines competing in this race. This proved to be the winning combination when Oliver Godfrey won the 1911 Isle of Man Senior TT race riding an Indian in 3 hours, 56 minutes and 10 seconds at an average speed of 47.63 mph! Charles B. Franklin, the famous Indian engineer that designed the magnificent Indian Scout, finished second with an average speed of 47.19 mph. Arthur Moorhouse finished the race in third place with the photographed machine, averaging 46.10 mph.



We have more photos, also listed on , of other bikes, and various motorcycle (world) champions on various kinds of machinery. Please check out our sales and take advantage of our shipping discount! The sale selection is refreshed and changed continuously.



This is your rare chance to own this non period photo that reflects a very interesting and historic piece of motorcycle history. Therefore it is printed in a nice large format of ca. 8" x 10" (ca. 20 x 26 cm).





Shipping costs will only be $ 7.00 regardless of how many photos you buy. For 5 or more photos, shipping is free!


(Note: A. Herl, Inc. does not appear on photo, for purposes only)


No copyright expressed or implied. Sold as collectable item only. We are clearing out our archives that we have gathered from various sources.


All items always sent well protected in PVC clear filesand board backed envelopes.



We have photographs that came from professional collections and/or were bought from the original photographer or press studio! They are all of professional and excellent quality.



After many decades of professionally collecting photographs and posters we are clearing out our archives. They make the perfect gift and are perfectly suited for framing. They will look gorgeous unframed and will be a true asset nicely framed with a border. They are a gorgeous and great asset in every home, workshop, workplace, restaurant, bar or club!



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