$31,050 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 hp, 35 cu. in. F-head single-cylinder engine.
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.