Vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

William Harley and Arthur Davidson built their first motorcycle in 1903 in a small wood shed. Soon they had a dealer in Chicago, and within four years, they had eighteen full-time employees. Harley-Davidson soon entered the racing circuit, winning so many races that their racing department became known as 'the wrecking crew.'

The company introduced its famous F-Twin workhorse model (known as 'the Silent Gray Fellow') in 1916, just in time for World War I. Many Harleys were shipped overseas during the war, and the company flourished afterward, soon becoming the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world.

In 1936, the company released the 'Knucklehead,' which, along with the 'V-Twin,' carried Harley into the 1940s. In World War II, Harley again provided bikes to the military, stopping commercial production almost completely.

The 1950s saw a British motorcycle invasion. Harley-Davidson struggled, but was saved by the release of its 'Sportster' model in 1957. Facing stiff Japanese competition in the 1960s, Harley went through some lean years before rebounding with its popular 'Softail' design.

Harley's 'Fat Boy,' introduced in the early 1990s, remains one of the best-selling bikes. Harley-Davidson riders are dedicated to their brand, and vintage Harleys can go for astronomical prices.

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Pro Flat Track Motorcycles to be Displayed at 11th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, October 7th

A vintage Harley-Davidson, the powerful Kawasaki EX650 and the newly-designed Yamaha FZ 07 will also be on display under the AMA Pro Flat Track tent. In addition to the motorcycles that are currently being used in competition today, the museum will ...Read more

AMA Pro Flat Track motorcycles will be on display at 11th Annual Barber ...
AMA Pro Racing, October 6th

A vintage Harley-Davidson, the powerful Kawasaki EX650 and the newly-designed Yamaha FZ 07 will also be on display under the AMA Pro Flat Track tent. In addition to the motorcycles that are currently being used in competition today, the museum will ...Read more

Waco bikers to attend Austin event for child abuse victims
Waco Tribune-Herald, September 24th

Bowden, who rides a Silver Ultra Classic Harley-Davidson, said the 2015 camp-out was attended by about 1,000 children, their siblings, BACA members and legal guardians. All attendees must pass federal and state security clearance, he said. The location ...Read more

Vintage 1927 Harley-Davidson FHA 8-Valve V-Twin racer motorbike sells for $600k
Daily Mail, September 22nd

Almost 90 years after it was built, a 1927 Harley-Davidson FHA 8-Valve V-Twin racer was sold to an Australian bidder at a fiercely competitive Melbourne auction on Monday for $600,000. Initially expected to sell for more than $100,000 at Shannon's ...Read more

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Hot Bike Magazine, September 18th

Classic Harley: Van Panhead. Chris Huber's childhood dreams come true. Words and Photos: John Zamora Posted September 18, 2015. 0. Advertisement. 1 of 10. Harley Panhead. Enlarge. Van Panhead. Photos: John Zamora. When this Duo Glide came out ...Read more

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Marlon Brando's vintage Harley Davidson set for auction
USA TODAY, June 9th

Interested in riding like the original Wild One? One of Marlon Brando 's personal motorcycles will be up for auction at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., on June 27. "We estimated $200,000 - $400,000 for the motorcycle, but it really could go...Read more