Pope Manufacturing Company turned to war production in 1918, and its motorcycle business ended with the 1918 Pope L-18.

1918 Pope L-18 Pictures

The 1918 Pope L-18 offered many advanced features, most notable an innovative rear suspension at a time when most motorcycles had no rear suspension at all.

The L-18's headlamp burned acetylene, which was stored in the polished tank mounted behind the handlebars.

The cylinder on the rear fender was a tool carrier.

Pope's unique rear suspension was a huge selling point for the L-18.

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