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The History of the Harley

By | source:Rubber on Road Jun 15th, 2016

Harley-Davidson is the most iconic motorcycle brand in the US, and they’ve been at it for over 100 years. 

Within 20 years of William Harley creating his first blueprint of an engine for a bicycle, Harley-Davidson was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. That must have been an intense 20 years for Harley, who was only 21 when he made those first designs.

During WWII Harley-Davidson stopped producing for the general populace because the government decided that all motorcycles made in the country had to go to the war effort. In those four years the company made nearly 90,000 bikes for the military.

Since then Harley-Davidson has come out with many new models, most of which have been quite popular, and has expanded operations to Brazil.

When you pass a Harley on the road, it’s helpful to understand the hand signals its driver is using. And if you’re out biking with your two-wheeled friends, it’s helpful to know how to communicate with them, because shouting isn’t going to do it at 70 mph. We’ve got an infographic to teach you all the arm waiving you’ll need to know.