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All listings are subject to prior sales. Even tough they consider as their starting year, they could just as well considerbecause it was then when Bill Harley completed the first blueprint of a Harley engine.

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Inthe same Bill Harley and Arthur Davidson revealed their first motorized effort, calling it the first Harley motorcycle. It was a racing bike, built in a wood shed that had Harley-Davidson Motor Company scrawled on it.

In a very short time, the first Harley-Davidson dealer opens shop and manages to sell three Harley bikes. In true American style, a Harley model wins a 15 mile race in Chicago in and the same year Harley Motor Company hires its first employee. A year later, they open up a bigger factory and hire five more people.

The same yearthey produce the first motorcycle catalog in the world. The construction of the main factory building and what was to become the six stories headquarters of Harley-Davidson starts infacility located on Juneau Avenue in Milwaukee.

The same year, the company starts exports to Japan and the US dealer network extends to branches.

Shop by category Background[ edit ] The project was inspired by Lord Hesketh, who planned to revive the failing British motorcycle industry and at the time had a background of F1 racing being the last private team to win a Formula One Grand Prixwith James Hunt at the wheel.

Harley was becoming very successful, its contract with the US military being one of the reasons. By the time came, one third of all Harley Davidson production went to the US army and the same year the sale of Harley-Davidson bicycles.

After almost 20 years of existence, Harley Davidson becomes the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world as their models can be purchased in 67 countries worldwide by Eight later, inthe public sees for the first time two cam engines on the JD series models, which can reach speeds up to mph at the same time providing front wheel brakes for all their bikes.

An important moment in Harley history comes in when the 45 cubic inch V-twin engine also known as flathead is made available on the D model.

InHarley-Davidson introduces the EL model which had a 61cc engine and was later nicknamed Knucklehead and used a year later by Joe Petrali to set a new land speed record of He did not use the stock version, he altered it a little bit in order to set the new speed record. The same year, the production of the first WL models begins.

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In America joins World War II and Harley stops making civilian bikes and focuses all its efforts on vehicles for the military. During the second World War which ends in Harley made a lot of new models for the army, but the most successful army model was the WLA, Harley producing almost 90, units.

A little known fact, Harley-Davidson also produced scooter called Topper inbut that was their first attempt in this regard. The same year, the company buys half on Aeronatica-Macchi, which will later produce single cylinder bikes. The first FL available with electric start is Electra-Glide in and the Sportster model also receives an electric starter.

In the same year, the first Harley-Davidson snowmobile is produced and a year later the aluminium allow XR is made available.

InHarley presents to the public the FXS Low Rider, an unique vehicle which had drag style handlebars and a very low position of the seat.

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This club is for all Harley-Davidson bikes owners around the world and grows extremely quick, reaching more than 90, members in just six years.

This is the result of seven years of development, but one model equipped with this engine stands out, the Softail. Two years later, Softail is updated and dubbed Heritage Softail at the same time the company is listed on the American Stock Exchange.

Through this program, those who owned such a model could trade it for two years for its full value, or they could choose a FL or FX model.

In90 years of Harley-Davidson history are celebrated bypeople riding in a parade in Milwaukee. This thing is called the Family Reunion. One year after their 90 years anniversary, inHarley enters Superbike racing as they introduce the VR, but two years later a new Parts and Accessories Distribution Center is opened in Franklin, a place which will be used later on to store all inventory.

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