15 Things That Any Harley Davidson Fan Should Know

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15 Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know

Today we are glad to present to you 15 things that any Harley Davidson fan should know!

There is no doubt that Harley Davidson is one of the most notorious brands in the motorcycle history.

The quality of the engineering and the passion for a durable product are only a few qualities that contribute to a great motorcycle that found a very special place in our hearts.

Without any other further presentation let us show you the 15 things that any Harley Davidson fan should know!

1. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle was meant to be a bicycle

In 1901 William S. Harley drawn the first blue print and it was actually meant to be a bicycle

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
First HD; via www.harley-davidson-mc.deviantart.com

2. The company was started by two childhood friends

William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson were the two childhood friends who started this famous brand, and built the first prototype that led to an enormous success.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson ; via www.whaleoil.co.nz

3. 1905 is the year when Harley Davidson hired its first employee

1905 was a very important year for the Harley Davidson future, because in that year they hired their first employee and won their first motorcycle race.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
HD race; via www.autocontentexp.com

4. The iconic V-twin is launched in 1909

The motorcycle that put Harley Davidson on the map, alongside the other brands was the iconic V-twin, that was launched in 1909.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
HD V-twin; via www.yesterdays.nl

5. Armed forces used Harley Davidson motorcycles in WWI

Approximately 20.000 Harley Davidson motorcycles were used by the US government in the WWI.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
Harley Davidson in WWI; via www.blog.motorzon.net

6. There are five main ranges of Harley Davidson

Since the beginning Harley Davidson got trough some major changes, and today there are five main ranges of Harley Davidson, Softails, Touring models, Dynas, Sportsters and Revolution.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
Harley Davidson motorcycles; via www.m.jsonline.com

7. Harley Davidson has its own museum, restaurant and fan club

Harley Davidson isn’t just a simple motorcycle brand anymore. It represents a strong community with a lot of history behind. It has its own museum, a restaurant and a fan club.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
HD museum; via www.motorcycle-usa.com

8. In 2010 Harley Davidson broke the long distance jump record

With a 183.7 feet jump, Harley Davidson broke the long distance jump record, a record that hasn’t been broken since 1999.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
harley davidson xr1200; via www.moto.zombiedrive.com

9. Harley Davidson has its own clothing line

I don’t thing you are a real fan till you have a bad ass jacket with Harley Davidson written on it. H.D. have its own clothing line, that includes clothing even for babies.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
HD clothing; via www.quotesshared.com

10. The Indian Motorcycle Company was its oldest competitor

With a great rivalry behind it, Harley Davidson managed to stay on top and win the competition, when The Indian Motorcycle company closed its activity during the Great Depression in 1953.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
Indian Motorcycle logo; via .motorcycle-usa.com

11. The first movie that featured a Harley Davidson motorcycle

In 1969 a movie about an outlaw motorcycle culture called Easy Rider was released, and it featured the first Harley Davidson motorcycle that appeared in a movie.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
Easy Rider scene; via www.projectm-online.com

12. Forbes magazine founder was a big Harley Davidson fan

Although Malcolm Forbes, the founder of the Forbes magazine was a big Harley Davidson fan, the first time he hopped on a H.D. was at the age of 40.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
Malcolm Forbes; via www.nydailynews.com

13. The most expensive Harley Davidson ever made

The most expensive Harley Davidson motorcycle ever made was The CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide, only 4.200 were ever made and the price tag was $40.000.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide; via www.indomotorcycle.com

14. Harley Davidson produced a motor scooter

When you think of Harley Davidson, you’ve probably imagined some big, nasty bikes, but that was not always the case. Harley Davidson produced a motor scooter called Topper, and it was the only scooter ever sold in the first 100 years of making motorcycles.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
HD Topper; via www.ride-ct.com

15. The Harley Davidson logo was patented an year after it was already used

The Harley Davidson logo was patented in 1911, but it was first used in 1910, and it is called Bar and Shield.

Things that any Harley Davidson fan should know
HD logo; via www.wikipedia.org

This concludes our today’s topic about 15 things that any Harley Davidson fan should know, and i hope you enjoyed it!

So, what is your Harley Davidson favorite motorcycle, and why? For any other opinions leave them in the comment section below!

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