Bakersfield Califorian 10-24-1917
1917 MODEL HARLEY Reserve Speed and Power Added, Showing EfTect of Military Tendency Military influence is seen in the 1917 model Harfey-Davidson motorcycle, motorcycle, the first of which has arrived in Bakersfield, and is now being demonstrated demonstrated by George L. Snider. For fifteen years the Harley Davidson Davidson has been known as the silent gray .fellow but this year the machine appears appears in military olive drab like the machines doing service in Mexico. The change in color resulted from the large number of Harley-Davidsons sold to the United States government and to the armies of other countries. Military Military olive drab was specified in each instance because of the difficulty ot that color being seen at a distance by the enemy.