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Captain America's Motorcycle
 
Captain America rides a Harley-Davidson custom special motorcycle, custom built for him by young motorcycle mechanic Jonathan Coulson of Queens, New York. Coulson modified the bike for the Captain in repayment for the Avenger's help in reconciling the youth with his father. Captain America then took it to SHIELD, where it was further modified. While living in Brooklyn Heights, Captain America stored the motorcycle in a service garage operated by Richard Dumbrowski. Captain America now keeps his motorcycle in his van and takes it wherever he travels.

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

Captain America's Van

Captain America travels in a custom-built Chevrolet van whose nondescript outward appearance allows him to travel incognito. The van was outfitted by the Wakanda Design Group, the same company who serviced the Avengers' Quinjets and automobiles. The van's interior contains a mount for Captain America's motorcycle and a built-in cot for sleeping. Built into the engine housing is a computer interface cradle designed to work in conjunction with Captain America briefcase modem-computer system to enable him to receive messages from his hotline service.

Curb Weight: 5,900 lbs.
Engine: Chevrolet turbo-charged electronically fuel-injected V-8 290 cubic inch 210 horsepower
Overall Length: 162 in.
Wheel Base: 82 in.
Steering radius, 80° turn: 66 in.
Range at 6,300 lbs. (140 gallons @ 30 miles per gallon at 55 mph): 4,200 miles
Performance:
0-40 mph acceleration: 4.2 sec.
0-60 mph acceleration: 7.5 sec.
0-100 mph acceleration: 11.5 sec.
Special Features: Alternating license plates. Multilayered skin includes epitaxial tomographically aligned crystal film that allows vehicle to change color.

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