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A Brief History of Harley Davidson
Harley-Davidson, Inc., H-D, or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer
founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Along with Indian, it was one of two
major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression.
William S. Harley, the designer of Harley Davidson motorcycles,
created an innovative engine that could fit into a motorcycle.
This engine was able to help catapult Harley Davidson to the forefront
of popular motorcycles for the time. The well-loved bar & shield logo helped
this motorcycle brand stand out above other brands. Over the next few years,
Harley Davidson motorcycles became more popular, especially during
World War 1 when the U.S. military used Harleys as their go to motorcycle.
Harley Davidson continued to stay ahead of other motorcycle brands by constantly
finding ways to improve on their design and function. Some of the changes included
adding an art deco design to all the gas tanks, introducing a sports model for racing fans,
and creating single cylinder motorcycles.
These changes and innovations over the year have helped to keep Harley Davidson as
the most beloved motorcycle of our time. The following infographic gives you more
important events in the brief history of Harley Davidson. Continue reading to discover
more about how this motorcycle brand has become the best in the business.