When the first Crocker road machines blasted onto the scene in 1936, it astonished the motorcycling community and single-handedly caused Harley-Davidson and Indian more grief than any event up to the British motorcycle invasion of the 1950’s. Founder Al Crocker invented machines that were well ahead of their time in design and function. The innovative styling was equally matched by record-breaking performance. So confident was Al Crocker with his magnificent machines that he offered to refund the full purchase price to any buyer who was beaten by a rider on a factory stock Harley or an Indian. No refund was ever given. The three speed transmission could withstand incredible amounts of torque. A unique proprietary engine featuring overhead valves was released to the public months ahead of Harley’s venerable "Knucklehead". About a hundred Crocker Twins were built before the economic climate of the times determined a new path for Al Crocker. Conservative estimates of an original Crocker’s value could be in the range of $200,000 U.S.
The Crocker is back and will be sold in kit form. Accurate Engineering has been contracted to produce the original motorcycle engine. Crocker Motorcycle Company will produce 100 kits as their 1st production run with deliveries starting in Spring 2007.