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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2015 Harley-Davidson model line-up delivers more rush
Khaleej Times, September 17th

fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style...Read more

The 4 personal encounters you'll have in South Africa
Travel Weekly, September 15th

Rev through the supermodel of a city that is Cape Town and explore her curves on another potential love affair - a vintage Harley Davidson sidecar. With the strong Atlantic winds on your face, blowing in from Antarctica, all cares are banished by open...Read more

Gallery: Night of Thunder remembers those lost on 9/11
Monroe Evening News, September 13th

IDA — Affixed to the rear fender of Bob Morin's fire-engine-red 2002 Ultra Classic Harley-Davidson is an emblem that includes all the names written in tiny letters of the 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters killed at the World Trade Center...Read more

How to be the star of a cocktail party where you don't know anyone
The Week Magazine, September 12th

Allow yourself to feel flattered. Focus on the reasons you have been chosen for an invitation: You're well educated. You've rebuilt a vintage Harley Davidson from parts you found on eBay. Your great aunt left you a trust fund, and the local theater...Read more

Chuck Slocum: 'How are you feeling about the election?'
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, September 10th

Some vintage Harley Davidson motorcycle bikers I ran into at a gasoline station said they were surprised there were so few indications of electioneering along the roadways; I agreed, noting myself the lack of lawn signs, billboards and radio ads...Read more

Silver Lake 'Knuckleheads' begin cross-country Cannonball Run
Los Angeles Times, September 5th

Sometime early Friday three Silver Lake residents will begin a 4,500-mile cross-country motorcycle ride, beginning in Daytona, Fla., and ending in Tacoma, Wash., in two weeks. On vintage Harley-Davidson choppers. Built in 1936. On two-lane back roads...Read more

Harley-Davidson Unveils New Hogs For 2015
Bidness ETC, August 28th

The Electra Glide (R) and Ultra Classic (R) Low models are classic Harley-Davidson style motorcycles with the lowest seat height in order to accommodate riders with a height lower than 5 feet 7 inches. Finally, the CVO Street Glide Motorcycle has an...Read more

Get your motor running: Harley-Davidson unveils its 2015 model lineup
fox6now.com, August 26th

fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style...Read more