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Harley Davidson Motorcycles

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Founded: 1903
Age: 117 years
Country: USA
Website: www.harley-davidson.com
Total series: 64
Active series: 23
Discontinued series: 41
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 series

Series
Produced
Variations
2013 - 2020
4
2020
1
2020
1
2020
1
1978 - 2020
179
1965 - 2020
1
1979 - 2020
12
2015 - 2020
6
2019 - 2020
2
2020
2
1998 - 2020
41
1994 - 2020
67
1979 - 2020
8
1981 - 2020
224
1919 - 2020
20
1957 - 2020
102
2006 - 2020
50
2009 - 2020
15
1993 - 2020
20
2002 - 2020
42

Discontinued series

Series
Produced
Variations
1977 - 1978
2
1915
1
1956
1
1986
1
1924
1
1970 - 1973
4
1962 - 1966
5
1966 - 1967
2
1957 - 1969
13
1958 - 1964
13
1920 - 1928
9
1948 - 1952
5
1948 - 1950
3
1973 - 1977
5
1987 - 2017
52
1928 - 1932
2
1955 - 1959
5
1949 - 1957
9
1952 - 1969
20
1983 - 1985
4
1903 - 1956
116
1925 - 1926
2
1916 - 1921
6
1948 - 1959
12
2004 - 2008
3
1932 - 1969
38
1976 - 1977
6
1980 - 1982
3
1970 - 2013
30
1976 - 1977
6
1960 - 1965
9
1979 - 1996
34
1980 - 1986
7
1942
1
1986 - 2014
82
1982 - 1985
4
1970 - 1983
2
2009 - 2012
5

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