1942 Harley-Davidson XA and
Indian 841 Popular Science Article

Apparently — in 1942, during World War II — an American magazine could not note that Harley-Davidson's XA was substantially a copy of the German-made BMW R71. No mention of this fact was included in the article below.


Layout spread of the first two pages:



The motorcycle in the photos below is an Indian 841.

The motorcycle in the photos below is a Harley-Davidson XA.