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Captain America's most recognizable vehicle was a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle.


While living in Brooklyn Heights, Captain America stored the motorcycle in a service garage operated by Richard Dumbrowski. Captain America often kept his motorcycle in his van and took it wherever he traveled. The cycle suffered a head-on collision,[1] but apparently was restored to service.[citation needed]

Captain America has continued to use motorcycles on numerous adventures. Most recently, it was revealed that he stored a motorcycle on the roof of his Brooklyn apartment.[2] This particular motorcycle does not have the distinctive red, white, and blue paint job of the one created from him by Jonathan Coulson. It is undetermined if Cap's present motorcycle is the original custom Harley-Davidson from Coulson.[citation needed]


  • Make and Model: Harley-Davidson Custom Special[3]
  • Engine: 700 cc HV V-twin inline 4 stroke[3]
  • Curb Weight (Full Tank): 480 lbs. (217.7 kg)[3]
  • Seat Height: 32 inches[3]
  • Cruising Range: 340 miles[3]
  • Performance: Standing start ¼ mile: 11.5 sec. @ 122 mph[3]
  • Engine RPM at 60 mph top gear: 3850 RPM[3]

Alternate Reality Versions

Image Description Source
Captain America's Motorcycle from Avengers Earth's Mightiest Heroes (Animated Series) 001.jpg

Wolverine and the X-Men & Avengers: EMH! (Earth-8096)

Captain America used a motorcycle similar to a Harley-Davidson.
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes S1E05
Captain America's Motorcycle from Captain America The First Avenger 0001.png

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth-199999)

Steve Rogers used numerous Harley-Davidson as his transport method. During WWII, he used a 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA Liberator Army motorcycle. After awaking in the modern day, he had used a Harley-Davidson V-Rod, a 2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim and a Harley-Davidson Street 750.
Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America's Motorcycle from Captain America (1944 film serial) 0001.jpg

1944 Captain America Film Serial (Earth-600001)

Captain America's motorcycle appeared as a customized Harley-Davidson.
Captain America
Captain America's Motorcycle from Captain America (1979 film) 001.jpg

Captain America Television Films (Earth-600043)

Captain America frequently used a customized Yamaha TT 500. He rode the bike through the corridors of the enemy's building. Cap's bike had a booster allowing it to jump over several places, and it had several gadgets within it including a hang glider, rocket propulsion to launch it from the van, extra jets for speed, and silent mode. His shield doubled as the bike's windshield. Dr. Simon Mills built the bike for Steve Rogers in an attempt to convince Rogers to become Captain America.
Captain America
Captain America's Motorcycle from Marvel Avengers Academy 001.png

Marvel Avengers Academy (Earth-TRN562)

Captain America used several motorcycles similar to a Harley-Davidson. One of the motorcycles he used during World War II contained a sidecar.
Marvel Avengers Academy


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