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ACE XP-4 Motorcycle - 11x14" Print

ACE XP-4 Motorcycle - 11x14" Print

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Artwork by Don Henderson.

Vector illustration of a ACE XP-4 Motorcycle.

Without a doubt, ACE Motorcycles were some of the finest American motorcycles ever built. The ACE was the fastest motorcycle in the world back in the 1920's. ACE was the dream of Bill Henderson who was the premiere 4 Cylinder motorcycle designer in the world. Henderson and his brother Tom originally designed and built their famous Henderson 4 CYL motorcycles starting in 1912. They eventually sold their Henderson 4 design to Schwinn were it joined Schwinn's successful Excelsior and Super X line of V-Twin motorcycles to form Excelsior-Henderson. Bill Henderson soon became bored working for Schwinn and struck out on his own again and went on to build the ACE 4. Only the best went into the ACE 4. Henderson not only wanted to build the finest motorcycle, but also the fastest. He poured all his vast knowledge into the ACE, making it an engineering marvel that was light years beyond anything being built at the time. From the start, everyone else was playing catch up. ACE won almost every race it entered. Things were going great, Bill Henderson and the ACE were on the top of the world!

Then in December 1922, Bill Henderson was killed by a drunk driver while he was road testing his latest ACE 4. After Bill Henderson's death, his former protégé at Excelsior-Henderson, Arthur Lemon joined ACE to carry on Bill Henderson's work... Lemon was to take ACE to even further success, establishing numerous records, winning races and hill climbs with ease. Then on November 23, 1923, Charles "Red" Wolverton on an ACE XP-4 set a land speed record tripping the electronic timers at a top speed of 129.61 mph!

Printed from an Epson Expression XP-15000 printer using Claria Hi-Definition Ink on a 13x19" sheet of matte finish, ultra premium photo paper.

Mailed in flat, rigid envelopes to prevent damage or curling, and are ready to frame.

* Watermark will not appear on physical print.


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