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Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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Founded: 1903
Age: 117 years
Country: USA
Website: www.harley-davidson.com
Total models: 39
Active models: 13
Discontinued models: 26
The Harley-Davidson company, founded in the year 1903, has proved its excellence in motorcycle manufacturing ever since its inception. Not only do the innovative designs of these bikes offer extreme performance and handling, the bikes are also noted for their striking designs. The bikes are engineered with the most innovative technology available and are embedding with the best components in the industry. There is absolutely no compromise made in terms of performance or reliability. The Harley-Davidson motorcycles have won many championships and continue to be one of the most sought-after bikes in the industry.

Active models

Models
Produced
Variations
1965 - now
107
2015 - now
2
2014 - now
7
1994 - now
23
1967 - now
213
2001 - now
54
1995 - now
29
2019 - now
1
1982 - now
8
2018 - now
1
2017 - now
1
2018 - now
1
2017 - now
1

Discontinued models

Models
Produced
Variations
1994 - 2016
50
1983 - 2016
176
2001 - 2013
21
2002 - 2013
13
2002 - 2011
22
1984 - 2016
33
1970 - 2016
124
2008 - 2016
13
1979 - 1980
1
2007 - 2012
6
1936 - 1952
2
1955 - 1959
1
1980 - 1981
1
1948 - 1949
1
1961 - 1965
1
2007 - 2013
15
1961 - 1965
1
1975 - 1978
2
1974 - 1976
4
1960 - 1965
1
1981 - 1987
2
1994 - 1995
1
2001 - 2016
39
1977 - 1980
1
1972 - 1978
1

Company timeline

1903
  • Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1904
  • First motorcycle sold in Chicago
1905
  • Harley-Davidson hires the first employee
1907
  • Company is incorporated
1909
  • First V-twin motorcycle
1910
  • Bar and Shield logo is used for the first time
1912
  • First export outside US to Japan
1916
  • The Harley-Davidson Enthusiast magazine first published
1925
  • Gas tanks have characteristic teardrop shape
1931
  • Harley-Davidson and Indian are the only two motorcycle US manufacturers until 1953
1943
  • Company receives first Army-Navy -E- Award for excellence
1949
  • First hydraulic forks on Hydra-Glide models
1954
  • First of an 8-year streak of AMA Grand National Championship
1958
  • First hydraulic rear brake on Duo-Glide
1960
  • Introduction of the Sprint model
1965
  • Engines upgraded with electric starter
1969
  • Company merges with American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF)
1987
  • H-D listed on the New York Stock Exchange
1994
  • Superbike introduction with the VR1000
2006
  • First 6-speed transmissions
2009
  • Expansion of Harley-Davidson to India