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Harley-Davidson Postwar – The Second Wave 50 Years Later

The Postwar Years 1953 As Harley-Davidson celebrated its 50th anniversary, its oldest and closest competitor, Indian, went out of business, leaving Harley-Davidson as the sole survivor postwar in a once overcrowded American motorcycle marketplace. 1953 production: 14,050 motorcycles. The 1940s and ‘50s brought changes for Harley-Davidson. The second generation of …

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Harley’s V-Rod Starts A Revolution

Harley-Davidson Water Cooled Revolution The introduction of the V-Rod marks the end of another chapter of Harley-Davidson history, yet heralds in a new era of technology pushing the company forward. It’s at this point that we end our coverage of the historical timeline of the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. ….for now. …

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