The history of the production of the Harley Davidson motorcycles (HD or Harley) dates from 1903 when William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson realized a plan of an engine which was applied to a bicycle. The two friends from Wisconsin, Milwaukee considered this as a very important experiment, making them to start the design of an engine that will look much higher and better. Thus, in 1903, William Harley, Arthur Davidson and his brother, Walter, built three motorcycles, one of which was sold in 1904. Not many are those who know that the first Harley Davidson motorcycle brand was originally built for sporting purposes, which are used for off-road competitions. In 1907 the company is registered, with the name "Harley Davidson Motor Company". In celebration of six years, the company introduced the first engine "V-twin”. The engine with two cylinder in V very fast is becoming the representative element of Harley Davidson motorcycles until 1911, when the is introduced the engine "F-head" and since 1912 started the exporting of motorcycles. Moreover, the motorcycles are sold in the US Army also, especially since 1918 to be used in the World War. During the war, the army used some 20,000 motorcycles. starting with 1920, the company became the largest producer of motorcycles in the world, and during the Second World War the production of civilian motorcycles is almost suspended, thus to increase production for the army. In 1962, the company Harley Davidson begins making fiberglass components.
Over the time, the brand of the motorcycles Harley Davidson have seen many changes, but all these have led to their improvement. Harley name is dedicated to the many won competitions and also for the reached records. Harley Davidson enters the record books in 2002, when, on December 8, at a meeting were presented around 2118 modes of Harley motorcycles, in Denver. On March 2, 2003 the company enters the Guinness Book of Records, when 325 couples of motorcyclists met in Florida to renew vows, in a Harley Davidson style of course, and the participants receives flowers or cakes in the shape of motorcycle patches and rock discs. The stunts on a Harley cannot be overlooked, the best example being the stuntman Bubba Blackwell.
The Harley motorcycles are often associated with rock music, as great artists of the '60s as Elvis Presley, have made the models more popular. Gradually, the motorcycles become the symbol of freedom and independence, being more than a lifestyle.
Harley Davidson history is symbolized by numerous film productions such as "The Wild Angels" (1986), "Ghost Rider" (2007), "Easy Rider" (1969). They followed the young American rebels seeking independence and identity, and influenced the growth of popularity of motorcycles. The uniformity and simplicity of Harley Davidson logo denotes success, popularity and development of the company from the beginning until now. The colors play a very important role, in combination with white black and orange that are contrasting, yet elegant. The logo is not just the bike, but also clothing, accessories or other items.
Harley Davidson Motorcycles have something unique, something that distinguishes them from all others: besides impressive history, the sound of a Harley engine cannot be mistaken. It is absolutely amazing when having a ride with one of the models of the company. The Harley is a famous brand that makes you feel absolutely happy and excited.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The Most Famous Motorcycles in the World .
Everyone in his live experienced a ride on a motorcycle and enjoyed the most exciting adventure, when the speed goes higher and higher. A ride on a bike is really an incredible experience, when you live special moments, when the wind seems to take you in the air. Which are the models of motorcycles you like most of all? We will offer you a list of the most famous motorcycles and try to vote the one you would like to have?