Lot 205

Hershey 2016

1911 Wagner Single


$31,050 USD | Sold

United States Flag | Hershey, Pennsylvania



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2 hp, 35 cu. in. F-head single-cylinder engine.

Please note that this lot is offered on a Bill of Sale.

Minneapolis-based Wagner was one of the pioneers of the American motorcycle industry, building cycles from 1901–1914. The company was among the manufacturers who tried to use a lower frame tube as an exhaust pipe, resulting in an interesting design that placed the motor very low down, beneath a second top tube.

The seat was dropped down behind the top tube with the fuel tank strapped to that same tube, and the front suspension was by a leading link. As usual, in this form of design, the bike was belt-driven and started with pedals, which were also useful for LPA, or light pedal assistance, on steep hills.

The Wagner offered here is a well-restored example that showcases the kind of original thinking that went into the early days of American motorcycling.