If your dad is a Harley man or a Harley man want to be, then there are a wide selection of Father’s Day gifts to choose from. For this list we will be eliminating the high end gifts like, Harley-Davidson jackets, Harley-Davidson boots, helmets and of course motorcycles. So if you are shopping for your Harley dad on the cheap here are my top picks. » Read more: Top 10 Harley-Davidson Low Cost Father’s Day Gifts
Harley-Davidson got it’s humble start when William Harley and Arthur Davidson produced the first production motorcycle in 1903. The motorbike was to be a racing bike, and was built in a small shed wooden with the words Harley-Davidson Motor Company written on the front door. One year later Harley-Davidson had put out 3 production motorcycles for the public.
In 1905 Harley-Davidson wins it’s first race and hires it’s first employee. Three years later, in 1908, Harley-Davidson sold the first motorcycle to be used in police service to the Detroit Police Department. In 1912 H-D started building it’s 6 story factory and exports it’s first bikes to Japan, the first time sales were extended outside of the United States. » Read more: A Short History of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
To uncover the history of the Harley Davidson logo you need to know a bit about the company.
In Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1901 at the age of 21, William S. Harley drew his first blueprint of an engine he wanted to put on a bicycle. William did not start working With his partner Arthur Davidson until two years later.
When William Harley and Arthur Davidson made the first Harley Davidson motorcycle it was the year 1904. This motorcycle was built in a 10 x 15 foot shed with the words Harley Davidson Motor Company hand written on the door.
It was 1904 when Arthur Davidson’s Aunt Jane Davidson painted “Harley Davidson Motor Company” on the door with a red stripe.
The famous Bar and shield logo in orange and black was registered with the patent office in the year 1910. There is no record of who designed it or why the bar and shield. » Read more: Learn the History Behind the Historical Harley Davidson Logo
A lot of people carry the belief that those who have Harley Davidson motorcycles are hardcore, tattoo-laden, testosterone-filled males who guzzle hard liquor and wind up big bar fights. Even though this profile works well in the movies, a vast majority of Harley riders are easygoing, friendly people who give back to society.
Harley Davidson has worked very hard to develop a community of companionship amongst folks who own a Harley. The wildly successful Harley-Owners-Group (HOG) has over 1 million members around the globe. With local divisions around the globe, members unite to share their obsession for the Harley Davidson way of life. » Read more: Who Buys Harley Davidsons?
You watched them roar by as a kid. You felt the urge as an adult. Then you made the choice to buy a Harley of your own. Now each and every Harley-Davidson rider wants to have a unique Harley that is distinct to any of the existing Harley in the world. This creates more pride and excitement to the owner. This is why a customized Harley-Davidson is the second factory of either a brand new or pre-owned Harleys. My first impression of a custom Harley was when I was ten. My dad’s friend had a custom blue Electra Glide that had every possible accessory you could get on it. That thing was amazing. Too bad he would not give me a ride on it. But I got my motorcycle “Jones” later in my teens when I could buy my own. » Read more: Owning Your Own Custom Harley Davidson