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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Where to drink this weekend in Southwest Florida
The News-Press, January 23rd

The Refinery is a store focusing on men's accessories using American artisans and brands. In addition, classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be on display. While the Naples Winter Wine Fest sold out weeks ago, those 550 people fortunate enough to...Read more

Plymouth: Tim's Auctions to hold massive auction of collectibles, cars and ...
Torrington Register Citizen, January 21st

Many collectibles sporting the distinct orange and black H-D logo will be auctioned, to include Donahue's vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle, now on display inside the house. Not many people incorporate motorcycles into a home's décor. Donahue's is a ...Read more

Barn full of collectibles near Petaluma burns
Santa Rosa Press Democrat, January 17th

A portion of the barn had been converted to a sound studio, and the remainder was used to store antique furniture, a huge LP record collection, vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts and other collectibles. “The place was packed full of stuff...Read more

8 Gorgeous Old-School Motorcycles Rebuilt Into Modern Classics
Wired, January 15th

Despite the name and the look of its work, Hawgholic Motorcycles is based in Tokyo, where it specializes in making vintage Harley Davidsons into special creations. This is a 1945 Knuckle chopper, rejuvenated with a yellow paint job, four exhaust pipes...Read more

Mimbres Region Arts Council expands blues festival
Silver City Sun-News, January 14th

to present day; the family motorcycle attraction called the Wall of Death (www.americanwallofdeath.com/), "America's Original Extreme Motorcycle Thrill Show," featuring the Indian 101 Scout as well as vintage Harley-Davidsons; 50-plus vendors; a...Read more

How Kiehl's Has Kept it Real Since 1851
Yahoo News, January 14th

164 years ago, what we know now as Kiehl's opened as a small apothecary in New York City. It focused on homeopathic and herbal remedies, essential oils, and above all else, keeping their local community happy, healthy, and looking and feeling their best...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