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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8th Annual Eastern PA Toy Run will Ride Into Reading on Nov. 2
bctv.org, October 24th

On Sunday, Nov. 2, the Reading Fightin Phils will be hosting the 8th Annual Eastern PA Toy Run presented by Classic Harley-Davidson from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Tompkins VIST Bank Plaza at FirstEnergy Stadium. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ...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

Uneasy riders: Which 'Captain America' chopper is the real film relic?
Yakima Herald-Republic, October 17th

LOS ANGELES — This weekend, the gavel will fall at a Calabasas auction of the “Captain America” chopper used in the filming of the 1969 movie “Easy Rider.” Bidding for the gleaming vintage Harley-Davidson could reach $1.2 million, estimates the...Read more

Muscle Car Madness show and auction to be held this weekend
Lodi News-Sentinel, October 9th

It's the only known registered and driveable Hupmobile. The lineup also includes vintage Harley-Davidsons, Indian motorcycles and a 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo with only 15 miles on it. Sunday is family day — and when the car show awards will be given out...Read more

Stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycle found after 42 years
KABC-TV, October 2nd

Stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycle found after 42 years. Stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycle found after 42 years. After 42 years, a stolen classic Harley-Davidson was found at the L.A./Long Beach seaport, and it's being returned to its rightful owner. Embed...Read more

Hollywood at Home
Charlotte Observer, September 26th

In addition to the vintage Harley, the living room features a club chair made from an old Ferarri seat and a coffee table that is quite literally, a coffee table. Price took an old wooden pallet that used to transport coffee grinds, put legs on it and...Read more

Paint catapult suspect may face charges; late-night news roundup
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, September 24th

Instead the car then crashed into another police cruiser. The driver then fled but was eventually arrested and booked into jail for investigation of eluding and auto theft. [Komonews]. A truck, trailer and five vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles that...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