American Iron Magazine Presents 1001 Harley-Davidson Facts by Tyler GreenblattWhen anyone thinks of motorcycling, whether they are enthusiasts or only casually interested, the name Harley-Davidson immediately comes to mind. Harley-Davidson is among the oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturers; the company began in 1903 and continues to this day. As you can imagine, over the course of more than 100 years, the company has seen prosperous times as well as lean times, changes in focus and direction, evolution and revolution. All of that leads to a lot of company history and trivia.American Iron Magazine associate editor Tyler Greenblatt has compiled 1,001 Harley-Davidson facts into this single volume, with subjects ranging from the historic powertrains to pop culture to Harley-Davidson as a company and manufacturer. Facts begin with the early years, when a motorcycle was not much more than a bicycle with an engine attached, to the war efforts of World War I, when 15,000 were put into service. During the 1920s, Harley-Davidson grew into the largest manufacturer in the world, and that momentum helped carry it through the Great Depression and into World War II. Postwar development and AMF ownership are also covered in detail, as well as the restructuring and revival of the brand in recent years.
Whether youre a casual rider, racer, or restorer, Harley-Davidson enthusiasts will be sure to find something in this book for that next conversation with fellow hobbyists. This book will keep Harley-Davidson enthusiasts entertained for hours, and is a great edition to any motorcycling library.
7 Things You Probably Never Knew About Harley-Davidson
Here at We Buy Any Bike, Harley-Davidson Motorcycles are pretty much up there in stealing the limelight when it comes to the bikes we buy. We absolutely love these Milwaukee treasures! Last year, our team bought just short of Harley-Davidsons! To celebrate that figure, here are some fun facts about the mighty history on the hogs. This was formed over in Prague, Czech Republic in This very club is still going strong today — in 9 years it will celebrate its centurial anniversary!
Although Honda and Yamaha lead the pack worldwide as motorcycle manufacturers, Harley-Davidson has successfully carved a niche for themselves that is completely different from the rest. Even through countless hard times and record drops in sales, the Harley-Davidson name has survived, and is the most recognized American motorcycle brand. Harley-Davidson had their modest start in a backyard shop in And the classic look of the bike maintains a design that gives a nod to the original. Although Harley-Davidsons are generally considered an American motorcycle, the manufacturer has come under heat recently, drawing the attention of the Commander-In-Chief.
The iconic motorcycle company has more than years of history in its rearview mirror and has seen many trends come and go. Today, it's the dominant big-bike manufacturer, and we're all familiar with it -- but how well do you know its story? Below are seven facts about Harley-Davidson that you might not know. Some are critical to its history and some are just plain fun. All of them, though, reflect an essential part of the mystique behind the bar-and-shield brand.
Harley-Davidson , or H-D for short, is an American motorcycle maker that started making motorcycles in Milwaukee in The company makes heavyweight motorcycles that are designed for cruising on the highway; they're called Harleys. Harley-Davidson is one of two big U. Harleys have a special look and sound. Most new Harleys, except the V-Rods, are made to look like old Harleys. Harley-Davidson made small motorcycles in the US and in Italy, but they didn't sell well enough.