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1964 Harley-Davidson FLH Duo-Glide – Vintage Review

1964 Harley-Davidson FLH Duoglide

1964 Harley-Davidson FLH Duo-Glide – Vintage Review Back in the 1960s, if you were looking for an American-made motorcycle, the choice was easy. Harley-Davidson was the only U.S. motorcycle manufacturer and if you wanted to be “King of the Highway,” then your next stop was your local H-D dealer. For …

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The Legend Of Sturgis – The Black Hills Rally

How The Sturgis Rally Began The Black Hills Rally is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. In a land where bison once thundered across the prairie, modern-day cowboys rumble over the land on iron horses. Each August, hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists journey to the Mecca of the motorcycling world: Sturgis, South …

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Harley-Davidson Customer Profile From 1990

Harley-Davidson Customer Profile Metrics Circa 1990 1990 HARLEY-DAVIDSON INDUSTRY TOTAL Median age 34.4 years 29.6 years Median household income $35,700 $22,500 Male 95% 90% Married 57% 49% Occupation Blue collar 53% 55% White collar 40% 31% Education High School graduate 90% 75% Some college and/or degree 44% 38% Additional Observations: …

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Most Popular Harley-Davidson Engine Comparison Chart

A Brief Comparison of the Most Popular Harley Davidson Engines Complete Harley-Davidson motorcycles were manufactured in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1903 through 1972. From 1972 through the present Harley-Davidson engines have been built in Milwaukee, then shipped to the York, Pennsylvania, plant where the balance of motorcycle components are manufactured and …

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A Harley-Davidson Case Study of Business Practise

A Harley-Davidson Case Study of Business Practise   Webmaster’s Note: This article has been archived from the author’s website. Although there is no direct link to the article from his website you can still learn more about him at this URL http://cbpa.louisville.edu/bruce (no longer active link) [2013 update] – This …

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EasyRider’s account of the history of the panhead (4 pages)

The Overhead Valve (OHV) Panhead model was produced from 1948 to 1965. It’s development and refinement set standards in design that are still influencing motorcycle styles today. The new OHV, introduced in 1948 was borne of the economic boom following WWII. It’s predecessor, the OHV Knucklehead was Harley-Davidson‘s first production …

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1990 FLSTF Fatboy – The Myth

1990 FLSTF – The Mystery Continues Did Harley-Davidson Flip Japan The Bird? Not very many people know the history of a first edition 1990 FLSTF Silver Fatboy. The name is reminiscent of the atomic bombs named “Fatman” and “LittleBoy” that were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The naming of the …

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History of the Harley-Davidson Sportster

By Mark Masker, Photography by Courtesy Of Harley-Davidson, Mark Masker If you want to know how much history you can pour onto two wheels, look no further than the Harley-Davidson Sportster. How many bikes can you name that outlasted Elvis, the Beatles, the Cold War, and TV’s Law & Order? …

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Joe Smith And The World’s Fastest Shovelhead

From HotBike, Summer 1971, Volume 1, No. 1   Joe Smith and Son racing team pose proudly with the world’s quickest drag bike. Joe does the riding, Gene helps his dad with much of the work between rounds. Maintaining a fuel bike while racing on tour becomes a full time …

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