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Harley-Davidson Unveils Musical Acts For 110th Anniversary

MILWAUKEE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The entertainment line-up for the Harley-Davidson 110(th) Anniversary roars on as 20 new bands have signed on to the existing slate of acts playing in Milwaukee over Labor Day Weekend. In all, more than 60 bands will take to the Festival Stages of Milwaukee’s …

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Harley and Marvel Team for Iron Man 3

Courtesy of PRNewswire Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Harley-Davidson and Iron Man III Harley-Davidson and Marvel Comics are teaming up to promote the new Iron Man 3 movie with a contest where the winner will have their likeness drawn into a comic book, win a trip to Comic-Con and a new …

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Harley-Davidson Plans Big Presence During 110th Anniversary Celebration

April 17, 2013 There will be plenty of 110th Anniversary Celebration activities in Milwaukee this Labor Day, but don’t forget one of the better stops (in our opinion) in town: The Harley-Davidson Museum, which will be doing its best to put on a show. Timed reservations for the Harley-Davidson Museum …

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Gravenhurst to host first annual motorcycle rally July 19 Ont. CA

by Jennifer Bowman Apr 17, 2013 – 1:03 PM Gravenhurst to host first annual motorcycle rally July 19 Gravenhurst will host the first annual Muskoka Motorcycle Rally this summer from July 19-20 on the Gravenhurst Wharf.  Thousands of motorcycles will file into Gravenhurst’s wharf this summer for the first Muskoka …

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Beach N Biker Fest April 19-21 South Padre Island – Texas

The rumbling sounds of twin cam Harley’s and countless other motorcycles will soon fill the air here in the Valley and especially South Padre Island as Beach N Biker Fest gets underway April 19, 20 and 21. This 10th annual Beach N Biker Fest is a not-to-miss event for literally …

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Charity ride to support lifesaving service in Northamptonshire UK

The air ambulance charity which helps saves lives in Northamptonshire is appealing for motorcyclists to take part in a fund-raising ride. The Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) will host their Rescue Ride Out event on August 18 to raise money to keep their lifesaving helicopter flying. Riders based in …

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The First Motorcycle myths and truths

Who really invented the first motorcycle?   Motorcycles are descended from the “safety” bicycle, bicycles with front and rear wheels of the same size, with a pedal crank mechanism to drive the front wheel. Those bicycles, in turn were descended from high-wheel bicycles known as the penny farthing. The high-wheelers …

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Harley-Davidson history – The Birth of Harley-Davidson

FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS – Harley-Davidson History 1901 – A 10′ x 15′ shed in the Davidson family’s Milwaukee backyard serves as the birthplace to an American icon and the beginning of Harley-Davidson history. Arthur Davidson, 20, and William Harley, 21, began experiments on “taking the work out of bicycling.” Now …

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The First Harley-Davidson V-Twin

  The trademark Harley-Davidson v-twin debuts in 1909 1909 The trademark 45 degree Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine, introduced in 1909, displaced 49.5 cu in and produced seven horsepower, doubling that of their previous engines. Top speed: 60 mph. 1909 production: 1,149 motorcycles. By 1911 there were over 150 other brands of …

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From The Depression To Knuckleheads And The War Years

The knucklehead enters and goes to war 1929-1933 After the stock market crash of October 1929, Harley-Davidson sales suffered with everyone else’s in the industry. By 1933, production in Milwaukee had dropped to 3,700 motorcycles. Only two motorcycle manufacturers survived the depression, Harley Davidson and Indian. They survived because of …

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