Harley-Davidson bike


In early 1901, William S. Harley, who was only 21 years old, has developed a project for a small engine capacity of 7.07 cubic inches. The following two years, Harley and his childhood friend Arthur Davidson labored on their bike with an engine using a garage in the house of their friend, Henry Melk. The work was completed by 1903.

This was followed immediately began work on a new, more modern motorcycle. This first "real" Harley-Davidson motorcycle had a bigger engine is 24.74 cubic inches (405 cm ³) with 9-3/4 inch flywheels weighing 28 pounds crankshaft. In the development of a new engine guys helped engineer Ole Evinrude, one of the pioneers of american motors.

The prototype was completed September 8, 1904 and on the same day took part in motorcycle racing at the State Fair Park. Rider was Edward Hildebrand, he finished the race in fourth place. This race was the first documented appearance of Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

In 1906, Harley and Davidson built their first factory on Chestnut Street (the street was later renamed Juneau Avenue). Today, at this location is the headquarters of the company.

All motorcycles, manufactured in 1905 and 1906, there were a single-cylinder engine capacity of 440 cm³. In February 1907 at the Chicago show car was first shown a motorcycle with an engine V-twin. Production of motorcycles increased from 450 in 1908 to 1149 to 1909.

By 1911, America had more than 150 motorcycle manufacturers, but only a few have survived to the end of the decade. In 1911 was released the upgraded model engine V-twin.

By 1914, Harley-Davidson has become a leading producer of motorcycles in the U.S., ahead of its main rival - the Indian company. In 1914, production of motorcycles reached the level of 16,284 vehicles.

After the outbreak of the First World War firm Harley-Davidson received the first official military order - 500 motorcycles were booked for the British Army. In 1917, the United States entered the First World War and motorcycles began ordering and the U.S. Army. During the war it was ordered more than 20,000 motorcycles Harley-Davidson company to equip the troops.

In 1920, Harley-Davidson became the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Their motorcycle dealers sold in 67 countries. Production was already 28189 machines. In 1921, Harley-Davidson, driven by a racer Otto Walker, won the first race, going the distance with an average speed of over 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour).

Typically, the buyer motorcycle Harley-Davidson carries out his dream of a beautiful machine that feeds the fantasies of life biker, a car is highly reliable even infrequent driving and not enough good maintenance. When the company flourished, it was due to the fact that it makes the machine more reliable (in particular, eliminate the oil leaks), and are increasingly focused on appearance.

These are powerful and beautiful cars for many symbolizes the freedom of the open road and the introduction to the brotherhood of motorcyclists.
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Classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles offered via internet auctions:

Harley-Davidson SPORTSTER XL 883R for sale
£7495 / $9300 / €6762
Harley-Davidson SPORTSTER XL 883R
2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide for sale
£13800 / $17123 / €12451
2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide
Harley-Davidson FXSTBI for sale
£10995 / $13642 / €9920
Harley-Davidson FXSTBI
2011 Harley-Davidson FXDF FATBOB, BLUE for sale
£9295 / $11533 / €8386
2011 Harley-Davidson FXDF FATBOB, BLUE

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1.1942 Harley-Davidson Big Twin Flathead
1942 US
1942 Harley-Davidson Big Twin Flathead10210
2.1941 Harley-Davidson U
1941 US
1941 Harley-Davidson U29500
3.1959 Harley-Davidson Panhead Duo glide FLH
1959 US
1959 Harley-Davidson Panhead Duo glide FLH14700
4.1960 Harley-Davidson PANHEAD
1960 US
1960 Harley-Davidson PANHEAD17000
5.1947 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead
1947 US
1947 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead57000
6.1942 Harley-Davidson Other
1942 US
1942 Harley-Davidson Other23900
7.Harley-Davidson Softail 24 Karat Gold, 124 cui S&S, Einzelstück, Tausch möglich
2017 DE
Harley-Davidson Softail 24 Karat Gold, 124 cui S&S, Einzelstück, Tausch möglich44900
8.1968 Harley-Davidson Servicar
1968 US
1968 Harley-Davidson Servicar9900
9.1957 Harley-Davidson Other
1957 US
1957 Harley-Davidson Other5700
1945 US
11.1939 Harley Davidson Knucklehead Very Rare
1939 US
1939 Harley Davidson Knucklehead Very Rare45100
12.1941 Harley-Davidson Touring
1941 US
1941 Harley-Davidson Touring72400
13.1939 Harley-Davidson OHV Experimental Prototype
1939 US
1939 Harley-Davidson OHV Experimental Prototype140100
14.1916 Harley-Davidson J-Model
1916 US
1916 Harley-Davidson J-Model41300
15.1942 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead
1942 US
1942 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead30000
16.1947 Harley-Davidson Touring
1947 US
1947 Harley-Davidson Touring110000
17.1938 Harley-Davidson EL Kuncklehead
1938 US
1938 Harley-Davidson EL Kuncklehead19600
18.1939 Harley-Davidson Other
1939 US
1939 Harley-Davidson Other49200
19.1955 Harley-Davidson FLE Panhead
1955 US
1955 Harley-Davidson FLE Panhead29995
20.1960 Panhead - for sale
1960 US
1960 Panhead - for sale23000

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