Thank you to everyone who commented on the motorcycle photo on the HVA website and the HVA’s Facebook page.
The motorcycle in the photo is a 1905 Reading Standard.
The Reading Standard was a product of the Reading Standard Manufacturing Company, which was founded in 1896. Production consisted of both bicycles and “motor bicycles,” the earliest of which were marketed under the R-S name. This 1905 Reading Standard was powered by a single-cylinder Thor engine producing 1 ¾ horsepower. It may not have seemed like much, but it was enough to propel the machine to 35 miles per hour, which seems fast on a modern road bike. For 1905 the model was called “Thoroughbred.” The original price was $210. In 1923, Reading Standard was absorbed by The Cleveland Motorcycle Company and soon the brand name faded away.
And the winner of the contest – Jodi Wingler from Danville, IN!
For guessing correctly Jodi Wingler will receive a free HVA ballcap.
Jodi is the proud owner of a 1972 Chevrolet Pickup "Erma Jane".