1910 Pierce


1910 Pierce Pictures
The stately Pierce boasted advanced design and quality construction.
The stately Pierce boasted advanced design and quality construction.

The 1910 Pierce motorcycle outshone the competition with its four-cylinder engine, but it was an expensive bike to build, and reportedly cost more to make than its retail price. The Pierce company folded in 1913.

The 700-cc flathead four was of T-head design,  with the intake and exhaust valves on opposite sides fo the cylinder.
The 700-cc flathead four was of T-head design,  with the intake and exhaust valves on opposite sides fo the cylinder.
Pierce's shaft drive was a first for American-made bikes.
Pierce's shaft drive was a first for American-made bikes.
The Pierce carried its fuel in the top and rear frame tubes and its oil in the front tube.
The Pierce carried its fuel in the top and rear frame tubes and its oil in the front tube.

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