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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Maybe it was the vintage Harley-Davidson T-shirt I was wearing but he seemed insistent upon getting his hands on my chestular region. And, I mean, c'mon, look at him. His hands pretty much have carte blanche on my entire body. I do declare! Thanks to...Read more
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1985” emblazoned in giant letters on the window and a selection of brightly-lit objects on display in the reception, including a Shephard Fairey “Hope” painting of Barack Obama and a vintage Harley Davidson motorbike. It feels more like a gallery than...Read more
Square Footage: 4306 sq ftCourier-Gazette & Camden Herald, March 1st
Unusual find, 6 unit apartment building in Camden village. Fully occupied with new heating system. This is a great location in a vastly improving neighborhood. You and/or your tenants can easily walk to the village by the parks, amphitheater and Camden ...Read more
Daredevil to go for record Knievel fell short of at SturgisWashington Times, February 11th
For the Knievel jump, he'll twist the throttle on a heavy, vintage Harley with an old-school road suspension. “It's one of Evel's actual bikes,” he said. “We've got most of the pieces back. It's probably 60 percent complete.” Senecal is taller than...Read more
Harley Heaven in Belize!Channel 7 Daily News, February 6th
Harley Davidson is one of the most well-known global brands - synonymous with muscle bikes and the American open road. And while it started out as a North American phenomenon, Harley fever has also caught on here in Belize and throughout Latin ...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 trackRapid 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
Wayne Pierce's $700000 Vintage Harley-Davidson Collection Going Up For SaleForbes, November 26th
In 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson went to war. The company ceased civilian motorcycle production and built nearly 90,000 two-wheel combat vehicles with high-compression engines and leather ...Read more