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Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide

Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide

The brainchild of Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer at Harley-Davidson until his retirement on April 30, 2012, the first Super Glide made its debut in 1971. In an effort to appeal to customizers, and offer some competition to aftermarket suppliers, Willie G. took the frame, powertrain and rear suspension of […]

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Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider

Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider

The Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider traces its origins to Harley’s first factory custom. At the 1977 Daytona Beach Bike Week the Motor Company unveiled the FXS Low Rider. The first Low Rider had extended front forks and shorter rear shocks to put the rider just 26 inches off the ground. Vital Stats Manufacturer Harley-Davidson Model […]

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Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

HarleyDavidsonSportster

Harley-Davidson has manufactured motorcycles under the Sportster model family since 1957, making it the Motor Company’s longest running model. The earliest Sportsters were equipped with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster 1200 debutted in 1988. Vital Stats Manufacturer Harley-Davidson Model Sportster 1200 Bike Class Cruiser Years 1988 – present Configuration 1200 cc […]

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Harley-Davidson Road King

Harley Davidson Road King

The Harley-Davidson Road King is the direct descendant, and the replacement of, the Electra-Glide Sport. Each Harley has a model name and a multi-letter model designation. While those letter designations are often confusing, they can be helpful in tracing the lineage of a given model. Vital Stats Manufacturer Harley-Davidson Model Road King Bike Class Touring […]

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Harley-Davidson V-Rod

Harley Davidson V Rod

The Harley-Davidson V-Rod is a direct descendant of Harley’s VR-1000, ridden by the Superbike Race Team. The VR-1000 featured a liquid-cooled, dual overhead cam, fuel injected engine that had been developed in partnership with Porsche. Vital Stats Manufacturer Harley-Davidson Model V-Rod Bike Class Cruiser Years 2002 – present Engine Revolution liquid-cooled fuel injected 1,250 cc […]

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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Harley Davidson Fat Boy

The origin of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, and the entire Softail line, goes back to a garage in St. Louis in 1974. Bill Davis was a bike customizer who preferred the look of the single piece hardtail frames, but he also enjoyed long distance riding. The lack of rear suspension on the hardtail motorcycles made […]

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Harley-Davidson Hummer

Harley Davidson Hummer

The roots of the Harley-Davidson Hummer can be traced back to pre-World War II Germany and the auto and motorcycle manufacturer DKW. Through the 1920s and 1930s DKW was one of the largest motorcycle companies in the world. DKW introduced the RT 125, a single-cylinder, two-stroke, 125 cc, air-cooled motorcycle in 1939. Vital Stats Manufacturer […]

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Timeline Of The History Of Indian Motorcycles

Timeline Of The History Of Indian Motorcycles

After Harley-Davidson, no other manufacturer of American motorcycles has had as great of an impact on the industry as Indian. Below is a timeline that chronicles Indian’s rise to prominence, mid-century bankruptcy, and many attempts at revival. 1890s 1897 – “Indian Motorcycle Co.” originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee. First produces […]

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A Timeline of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

A timelime of Harley Davidson motorcycles – BikersRights

A timelime of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, from the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer’s humble beginnings to the present day. 1900s 1904 – First real Harley-Davidson, a 405 cc loop-frame, competes in a motorcycle race at Milwaukee State Fair Park. 1907– Prototype of a 45-degree V-Twin engine is shown at the Chicago Automobile Show. The 880 cc V-twin produced […]

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A Day at the AMA Museum

A Day at the AMA Museum

The AMA has done a nice job in preserving and presenting the full array of motorcycling history. Upon entering the museum, the first thing that catches the eye is a faithful reproduction of one of the first motorcycles ever produced, the German Reitwagen. It is a striking wooden and metal work of motorized art. The […]

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Cruiser Motorcycles For Beginners

Cruiser Motorcycles For Beginners

Those entering into the world of motorcycling should look out for the best beginner bikes. Experts recommend avoiding heavyweight cruiser motorcycles (Sorry, Harley…). Lightweight and smaller cruisers are more manageable for starters. Here’s a list of 5 best cruiser motorcycles tailored to meet the needs of new riders. 2011 Suzuki Boulevard S40 New motorcyclists will […]

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