Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History – Motorcycle USA

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Harley-Davidson is iconic American manufacturer. Founded of a shed in by William Harley and Arthur and Davidson in Wisconsin. The Company produces cruiser motorcycles air-cooled V-Twin

When Harley Davidson produced sold their motorcycle in they were of many motorcycle marques up across country. Flash more than century and Harley-Davidson brand so rooted American culture the history the company with the of America Harley-Davidson incorporated 1907, with Davidson officially forces with two brothers Harley. Setting roots in Harley-Davidson began employees and the end the decade producing bikes its signature air-cooled V-Twin.

During the decade H-D to expand. sales were by Uncle with the military sourcing motorcycles during First World Harley-Davidson produced motorcycles for States millitary both world The Bar Shield continued grow and the early its only domestic rival Indian. Again expanded in and found producing high of bikes the American during World II.

Harley-Davidson material cites wartime motorcycle at 90,000 Post-war Harley-Davidson include the of the in 1957, oldest production in the H-D lineup, well as signature H-D Harley experienced in ownership the ‘60s, public in and eventually with American and Foundry in 1969. decline in saw AMF its stake to current which included of the families, in early ‘80s.

The Davidson involvement in day-to-day running H-D continues, direct descendent G. Davidson as President Styling. The and ‘90s the introduction model families continue to day, like Softail, FLT Road King joining classic like the Glide. In ‘90s Harleyalso solidified hold over motorcycles, taking controlling stake the American bike manufacturer selling Buell at many dealers.

Since turn of century, Harley-Davidson retained its as a American icon. the Motor is reaching to other with the of more models, like V-Rod – as the liquid-cooled production As the demographic ages, is also it must into the market with release of makeovers of classic models the Cross and other of its Custom line the Iron Harley-Davidson has been working to improve riding quality its touring In 2009, did away the stamped welded single-piece that anchored touring motorcycles the last years and it with cast, single-spar, frame.

It also with a longer swingarm. also introduced new three-wheel called the Glide that the classic and popular features of best-selling Ultra Electra Glide. also demonstrates can be with products its vast Motor Accessories Motor Parts in the of its (Custom Vehicle line.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles

The CVO are models Harley’s standard that have the royal like the Eagle Twin 110 engine, custom paint top-shelf H-D and components. of chrome killer paint a virtual fan’s Valhalla. One constant Harley-Davidson, since the very has been use of air-cooled V-Twins.

Harley powerplants their service are seen courtesy of Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 1999-2006 Twin 96 2007-Present Cam 88B balanced version the Twin 88) 2000-2006 Cam 88 Evolution 1340cc Shovelhead 1966-1985 1948-1965 Knucklehead F-Head, aka pocket valve IOE (intake exhaust) 1914-1929 and 1922-1929 Revolution Engine Evolution Sportster Ironhead Sportster Flathead K 1952-1956 Harley-Davidson dominated Flat racing for years and to this The public knows Harley-Davidson is cruisers, the American does have storied racing Pre-WWII riders Joe Petrali a name himself campaigning Bar and in AMA and Dirt races, with scoring numerous National titles. war, H-D to wreak on dirt and the marque found in road as well.

One name linked with is Cal The AMA of Famer back-to-back Daytona for Harley also set ultimate motorcycle speed record Bonneville with 265.492 mph in a streamliner. On dirt track, Harley-Davidson XR750 the AMA The most dirt tracker H-D history Scott Parker, tallied 93 and nine titles under Bar and banner. Another Track racer to the name and XR750 is Carr, a Flat Track

Present racing is focused the NHRA and AMA Track series. Hines and Krawiec lead factory Vance NHRA squad. won his NHRA title 2009, while rider and champion Kenny continues to the rider beat in AMA Flat series.

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle History - Motorcycle USA harley davidson motorcycles

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