This September Ben from Daily Rider will be riding a 1923 Ner-A-Car in the Motorcycle Cannonball, a rally race from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon. The event lasts more than two weeks and consists of more than 100 bikes, all older than 1929. The bike is owned by a friend and customer of ours from upstate New York. It’s not a race in the style of the “Cannonball” movies, but rather it’s a predetermined route with checkpoints and stops. Riders have to navigate using directions provided by the rally. We’ve extensively rebuilt the bike over the winter and are currently riding it as much as possible to find and fix reliability problems before the race.
The Ner-A-Car was manufactured in Syracuse New York and is a single cylinder 2-stroke 250 with a variable friction drive transmission, ladder frame, and hub-center steering. It’s one of the more unusual designs in motorcycle history.
Check out more info on the rally here http://motorcyclecannonball.com/