Harley Davidson WLA currently on sale from Military Classic Vehicles in Normandy, France.
Harley Davidson “WLA” of 1943. Nice original condition with kit attached, never restored, ex USA mutual defence contract from greek army.
Rifles scabard original from 1943 and original pair of leather saddlebags. In overall good running condition.
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Some further history on the Harley Davidson WLA
The Harley Davidson WLA was a motorcycle used by the United States military during World War II. It was based on the civilian Harley Davidson WL model, but it was modified to meet military specifications.
The WLA was powered by a 45 cubic inch (740cc) V-twin engine that produced around 23 horsepower. It had a top speed of around 65 miles per hour (105 kilometers per hour) and a range of approximately 200 miles (320 kilometers). The WLA was equipped with a four-speed transmission and a shaft drive.
The WLA was designed for a variety of roles, including dispatch, reconnaissance, and escort duties. It was also used for police and security purposes. The WLA was equipped with a variety of accessories, including a front-mounted .30 caliber machine gun, a leather scabbard for carrying a rifle, and a blackout headlight for use in night operations.
During World War II, Harley Davidson produced over 90,000 WLAs for the US military, making it one of the most widely used military motorcycles of the war. The WLA was used in many theaters of war, including Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific. It was also used by other Allied forces, including the British and Canadian armies.
After World War II, many WLAs were sold as surplus and were used for civilian purposes, including police work and civilian transportation. The WLA became popular with motorcycle enthusiasts and is now considered a classic motorcycle. It is also remembered as an important piece of equipment that helped to support the Allied war effort during World War II.