The stately Pierce boasted advanced design and quality construction.

1910 Pierce Pictures

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.

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.

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