1902 Hercules #126

Inventory Number: 5052

Price on Request

2.5 HP, 56" wheelbase, 125lbs. The earliest known example of this extremely rare museum quality motorcycle.

Produced by G. H. Curtiss Manufacturing Company Hammondsport, New York.

According to Dale Axlerod, the premier Curtiss historian and expert, "126" represents 1 - the first and earliest run of Hercules engines. 2 - manufactured circa 1902. 6 - the sixth engine produced.

Curtiss was born in Hammondsport, New York, in 1878 and, from a young age, he exhibited strong mechanical ability. In his teens, he was a champion bicycle racer with a keen interest in all things fast. By the time he was in his mid- 20s, Curtiss was manufacturing his own motorcycle designs under the name “Hercules”. The G. H. Curtiss Manufacturing Company competed with the likes of motorcycle powerhouses Harley-Davidson and Indian, and Curtiss often defeated them in races.
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