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Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

By Walter F. Kern

Gives articles, features, and links about Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Harley-Davidson Profile
Each item on the Motorcycle Views site that has to do with Harley-Davidson is listed on the profile. As new content is added about the make, that content will be added to the profile.

Harley-Davidson History and a Quiz Too
Some may think they already know a lot about the Motor Company, its history and its machines. Perhaps you would like to take a trivia quiz on Harleys and skip the rest of this article. That's OK. You may want to come back later for more information.

Harley-Davidson User Reviews
Motorcycle Views visitors continue to contribute User Reviews of Harley-Davidson motorcycles as well as for other bikes. These reviews are offered to assist you in buying decisions and, of course, remain the personal observations of the reviewers.

Harley-Davidson Model Information
Information about Harley-Davidson motorcycle models.

100 Years of Harley-Davidson: A Picture Gallery
A picture of a Harley-Davidson for each of the first 100 years of the Motor Company. Submit your own Harley picture to help complete the gallery.

47 Years of Sportster: A Picture Gallery
A picture of a Harley-Davidson Sportster for each of the first 47 years of this model. Submit your own Sportster picture to help complete the gallery.

Sportster - Learn the history of the Sportster model
This venerable Harley-Davidson model has been around since 1957 and has a legion of devoted fans -- and detractors. It has multiple personalities. We'll explore some of them here.

Returning soldiers from World War II were dissatisfied with the motorcycles that were available from Harley-Davidson. They created the bobber. By 1969, riders wanted a bike like the one in the movie Easy Rider. They wanted a chopper.

The Harley-Davidson - A Review
This book, written by Allan Girdler and Jeff Hackett, gives you a look back over nearly 100 years of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. With outstanding detailed pictures of Harley models through the years coupled with expert commentary about how Harley did it, this book will provide you a quick and enjoyable read.

The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars - A Review
The Indian Motocycle Company was founded in 1901, two years before Harley-Davidson. These two companies fought tooth and nail for over 50 years. Read a review of the book The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars.

Growing Up Harley-Davidson - A Review
Jean Davidson, granddaughter of one of the founders of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, has written a book about her life growing up as a Davidson. This book is like picking up an old family album with lots of pictures and stories, except these have to do with the people who took a simple one-cylinder machine and converted it into a world icon. Your Guide reviews.

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Murder on the Trap - A Review
The book Murder on the Trap by J. Preston Smith is reviewed.

Rigby's Roads - A Review
The book Rigby's Roads by Michael Charles Messineo is reviewed.

March madness on motorcycles is a tradition at Daytona's Bike Week. Check out the events, get a room and prepare for a winter break on your motorcycle. The theme is fun on the beach and in the bars but there's also racing and people-watching too.

It's that time of year again when hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists head toward, what many feel, is the motorcycling mecca of the world -- Sturgis. The Sturgis Rally and Races in South Dakota takes place in early August.

Bernie's Harley Wav and Themes Page
Lots of small WAV sound files with a Harley theme.

Biker Rogue
Rogue is a moto-journalist. His site is filled with pictures and articles that he has published in the major motorcycle magazines. He also sells discounted motorcycle parts.

A Case Study of Harley-Davidson Business Practises
Many firms have learned how to beat their competitors through the implementation of new management, marketing, and manufacturing techniques. Harley-Davidson is one of those companies that has challenged traditional ideas. Read this case study on how they did it.

Harley-Davidson Alphabet
Learn what all the various model designations for H-D mean. What's an FLH, an XLH, and an FXR? Find out here.

Harley Owners Group
This is the H.O.G. Web site on the official Harley-Davidson site.

Hawgeye's Dealers & Stealers Page
Contains a listing of H-D dealers in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK together with information submitted by dealers or customers regarding their treatment of customers and their selling practices. In particular, find out if a dealer sells above MSRP.

History of Harley-Davidson from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
Wikipedia states that Harley-Davidson is an American manufacturer of motorcycles, that Harley-Davidson motorcycles are distinctive in design and attract a loyal following and that bikers who are not fans contend that the bikes are badly engineered, under-powered and under-performing, and have poor handling.

Hog Heaven: Celebrating 100 Years of the Harley-Davidson
From the Library of Congress, this site traces early history of Harley-Davidson and includes early ads used by the Motor Company.

HowStuffWorks -- What Makes that H-D Potato-Potato Sound?
Get details from HowStuffWorks on how the Harley potato-potato sound is produced. While there, check out their 4-cycle engine description and demo.

HowStuffWorks -- What Makes a Harley-Davidson Work - Video
See a video that explains how Harley gets that distinctive sound.

RidersUp Roadside Assistance
Both Harley-Davidson and Victory motorcycles are covered under this roadside assistance plan.

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