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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'Tis The Season To Be On "The Naughty List"
PR Newswire (press release), December 15th

With some 700 Harley-Davidson dealerships across the country, you can purchase everything from the new 2015 motorcycles to vintage Harley-Davidson items and parts and accessories. If you prefer to shop online (www.H-D.com/Holiday), Harley-Davidson ...Read more

'Easy Rider' goes electric chopper: Peter Fonda samples Harley's LiveWire ...
Florida Times-Union, December 12th

during an interview with the Los Angeles Times about an upcoming auction sale of a vintage Harley-Davidson purported to be the last of the “Easy Rider” motorcycles, he had suddenly changed the topic and started talking about the modern-day Harleys...Read more

Harley News! Submit Bike Photos To American Iron Magazine For Publication
American Iron Magazine, December 9th

“While we always love to run feature articles on our reader's custom or classic Harley” Publisher Buzz Kanter stated “Our readers really enjoy seeing great “before” and “after” photos showing what the owners did to their bikes themselves. So American...Read more

The Original Retro Motorcycles: The Way We Were, More or Less
Cycleworld, December 8th

It had a sprung “buddy seat,” fringed leather saddlebags with conchos, wire-spoked wheels, a big windshield, and a paint scheme in olive green and orange, classic Harley colors right out of the '20s. Back at our old CW office in Newport Beach...Read more

Peter Fonda goes electric — on a Harley-Davidson LiveWire
NewsOK.com, December 5th

during an interview with the Los Angeles Times about an upcoming auction sale of a vintage Harley-Davidson purported to be the last of the “Easy Rider” motorcycles, he had suddenly changed the topic and started talking about the modern-day Harleys...Read more

Classic Harley Davidson Bike Found 42 Years After Going Missing
Two Wheel Mania, October 21st

A classic Harley Davidson was discovered 42 years after being stolen. The California Highway Patrol, National Insurance Crime Bureau and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a huge discovery at a Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport when they ...Read more

VINTAGE HARLEY-DAVIDSONS FOUND!
Cycleworld, September 24th

Good news: All four of the vintage Harley-Davidsons stolen two nights ago during the last stop of the 2014 Cannonball Run have been recovered. Buck Carson, from Team Carson Classic Motors, reports that some spare parts and engines are gone, plus ...Read more

Vintage Harley-Davidson and Indian meeting on flat track
Rapid City Journal, August 4th

Brittney Olsen of Aberdeen takes to the road on a vintage motorcycle. Olsen will challenge Jim Wall and his 1928 Indian on her 1923 Harley-Davidson J Model board track racer during the Pappy Hoel Half Mile Classic Tuesday and Wednesday at the Sturgis ...Read more