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A Russian shop by the name of Box39 has just done a heck of a number on this 2007 Harley-Davidson beauty – and we can’t get enough of that candy green.  “Do something your style.” Nothing is more attractive to a custom bike shop than when these words ring clear – and when Box39 received …

Harley Davidson’s founders are about to be given a singular honor on behalf of the citizens of America – and William S. Harley and brothers Arthur, Walter, and William A. Davidson will be inducted early next year.  The news came via a report from AutoMobilSport stating that the brothers would be the final inductees for …

With the turning of the seasons, riders across the land look forward to the annual Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale – and this year, the motorbike lineup is particularly well-stacked. RideApart states that two collections in particular – the Phil Morris Road Racing Collection and a series of motorbikes that used to belong to German film critic …

Heads up, HOG lovers – America’s Rally Exit 86 has just begun, but there is still time to attend the festivities! Whether your ride of choice is the newest Fat Boy, the outrageously different Pan America, or the iconic Heritage Classic, you’ll fit right in; and despite the annual Bikes Blues and BBQ event being canceled …

Since the release of the H-D Pan America and their sister brand ‘LiveWire,’ Harley Davidson has continued to lean on the details of their Hardwire Strategy, placed into effect in July of last year. The Strategy outlines a ‘restructuring’ of the company, resulting in a leaner, meaner company function, with a special focus on the demands …

Pop a bottle of bubbly – according to a morning press release from the company itself, Harley Davidson’s Pan America Special has been officially presented as the top adventure-touring bike in its category! The American company has had a lot on the table since the integration of its 5-year “Hardwire Strategy” in 2020.  Originally created …

Harley Davidson’s H-D1™ Marketplace is blasting through record-high sales in the pre-owned H-D bikes category – and the dealer-based listings keep coming in.  Originally a tick on the list connected to Harley Davidson’s 5-year Hardwire Strategy, the H-D1™ Marketplace was designed to “[improve] the desirability of [Harley-Davidson] and protect the value of [H-D] iconic products,” specifically …

Ladies in Leather (LiL) is hosting their third annual parade and rally – and female unity within the freedom of the ride has never been stronger. According to PRNewsWire, the event will run from September 9-12 and will be hosted by none other than College Station’s ‘The Ranch Harley Davidson’ in Texas.  The description? That …

Harley-Davidson has been busy – and with 2021 coming to an end, the American motorcycle manufacturer shows no signs of slowing down. Harley has just released a special edition of their Street Glide hot-rod bagger model, complete with a new paint job – and I’m not lying when I say that the juicy hues are …

Our country’s vets haven’t had an easy time when it comes to adapting back into society.  Beyond the sacrifices made to keep our land free, soldiers released from the field have to re-integrate into a society that knows almost nothing of the horrors of a battlefront and the dangers that combat afford.  According to an …

The market economy has been a tough place coming out of restrictions. With inflation, higher raw materials costs, and lingering global supply chain issues running rampant across the hemispheres, Harley Davidson has been hit from all sides.  Despite this, market shares for the American company continue to grow on a steady rise – through the …

California-based company Vance & Hines has been recognized for their long-standing relationship with the motorcycle industry and continual support of riders countrywide in the face of economic challenges.  This year, they’ll be at the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to receive the award – and they’ve brought two decently sized rigs full of wares for the …

With 2021 calling for unprecedented measures, Why not bring in something fresh? Enter the Sturgis Rally‘s official, first-ever VIP Wrap Party, scheduled for August 13, 6:00 pm.  Hosted by Why We Ride, MOTOvational.org, and held within the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the event will benefit a charity organization called Treasured Lives – a place designed for …

It’s been a hot minute since Harley Davidson’s first adventure bike, the Pan America, was revealed to an eager audience. Now, Pan America’s one-of-a-kind adventure tires are to be made available to everyone. Previously only sold with Harley Davidson’s first adventure bike, the MICHELIN® Scorcher® Adventure Tire Line was considered ‘exclusive, original equipment’ and wasn’t a …

Harley Davidson has just announced their “LET’S RIDE CHALLENGE” – and the sweepstakes are sweeter than a double-dipped vanilla cone on a hot July afternoon. The “LET’S RIDE CHALLENGE” starts in two days, on July 30th, and will continue through September 30th. Riders hankering to rack up the miles and unlock prizes can register via …

Rockford Fosgate® is giving us an All-Out Bagger Show – and it’s right down the road from the Sturgis Bike Rally. Beyond the Sprawling prairies, fertile farmland, and glacial lakes of South Dakota, is Harley-Davidson‘s® Outlaw Square.  The square, rich in local history, is home to a slew of events that take place throughout the …

Harley Davidson has just revealed the all-new H-D1™ MARKETPLACE to the wide web.  The Marketplace is part of a new five-year game plan to expand the brand’s appeal to a younger generation and will provide riders with the ability to find, buy and sell H-D bikes across the country online.  The program will be backed …

If there’s one thing I love about the motorcycle community, it’s that y’all know how to party.  This week, adventure riders from every walk of life are gearing up, strapping in, and heading to the black hills of Dakota for the promise of memories made while marking up the miles at Revzilla’s Get On! Adventure …

Miltary Motorcycles YEAR-BY-YEAR 1937 BSA WM20 1941 BSA M20 1941 Harley-Davidson WLA 1942 BSA M20 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA 1943 BSA M20 1945 BSA M20 1946 BSA M20 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 A WORK IN PROGRESS In our efforts to complete our online index, and make this the world’s greatest website about classic British motorcycles, we’re building …

The Harley-Davidson Factory Tour I TOOK THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON FACTORY TOUR While on a business trip (my day job) to Kansas City MO, I visited Harley-Davidson’s Vehicle & Powertrain Operations, a 358,000 square-foot facility. Time for some disclaimers. First off, without special arrangements (which I’m working on), you can’t take any photos inside the factory, only …

Corndogs, live music, tattoo contests…what’s not to love about a motorcycle rally? Given that restrictions are finally loosening up, it’s a relief to announce the revival of a couple of well-loved favorites to Muskegon, Michigan – just in time for the heat. Buckle up and bring some water bottles – according to a report from …

1999 HARLEY-DAVIDSON MT500 BACKGROUND It’s rumored that Harley built just around 500 MT500s for the US Military. The design genealogy is quite convoluted. To begin with, it has an air-cooled 500cc single-cylinder Rotax engine (made in Austria). The design of the overall bike originated in Italy in the early 1980s, was then picked up by …

1941 HARLEY-DAVIDSON WLA – WHAT’S IN A NAME? The nomenclature “WLA” stands for something, as you probably suspected. The “W” signifies the ‘family’ of motorcycles within the Harley family tree. The W-series was their 45 cubic-inch flathead (side valve) single (only one seat) that was their entry-level V-twin in the civilian market. It had superseded …

1942 HARLEY-DAVIDSON WLA – WHAT’S IN A NAME? The nomenclature “WLA” stands for something, as you probably suspected. The “W” signifies the ‘family’ of motorcycles within the Harley family tree. The W-series was their 45 cubic-inch flathead (side valve) single (only one seat) that was their entry-level V-twin in the civilian market. It had superseded …

Harley Davidson has given us a sportbike – and not just any sportbike.  World, meet the Sportster® S – a trick in HD’s hat that’s been blessed with the Revolution Max powertrain and, like the Pan America, boasts enough torque in the lower powerband to feed a small family for a week. The reveal came at 10am …

Kyle Wyman has had his hand full (pun intended) since he crashed at Road America, sustaining multiple fractures to his left elbow.  Given his new title of King Of The Baggers a scant four weeks after seven shiny titanium screws were introduced to his Olecranon bone (elbow), we’re pretty sure he’s not keen on sitting around. The …

Got the itch to put some miles in? Fear not – there’s still a couple of things to do in the country before pockets are emptied into gas tanks, and parking receipts are exchanged for plane tickets.  The Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles has a treat that they have installed for July 3rd – …

A big announcement came from LiveWire today that has given Harley-Davidson a second shot at the EV motorcycle crown – introducing the LiveWire One. Earlier this year, Harley-Davidson announced the LiveWire brand to help give the electric models a chance among ‘non-HD’ folks. It also gives future EV models made by Harley-Davidson a chance, without …

What’s got 9.5 acres of compound, a rich motorcycle heritage, and is co-owned by Orange County Choppers (OCC) founder and American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr.? Florida’s own OCC Road House and Museum – and they’re going all out for the big opening this weekend. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the motorcycle-themed restaurant and museum …

Harley Davidson has just revealed their new virtual launch experience – and it looks like they have a new bike on their hands to pan out to the populace.  According to a report from Motorcycle.com, the new mid-season motorcycle reveal, dubbed “Evolution To Revolution,” will be held July 13, 2021, at 10:00 CDT, with availability …

Someone just slipped out the name of Harley Davidson’s new Electric Motorcycle – and we’re not mad at it.  Meet Harley Davidson’s new LiveWire motorcycle: The LiveWire One.  According to MCN, the information came via a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) file that Harley-Davidson submitted to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).  The files …

When Harley Davidson’s Pan America was first previewed (if you’re going to do an advert properly, you hire Aquaman/Jason Momoa to do the job), the bike’s unique aesthetic and left-field attendance to the adventure bike community and left many with raised eyebrows. It revealed an entirely new side to Harley Davidson, and the versatile capability …

As we reported earlier this month, Road Guardians is auctioning off the Harley-Davidson New Glory Flag Bike, with the entries ending next Monday, May 31. We’re happy to report that this deadline has been extended! The official drawing will be on July 4, 2021, in a LIVE broadcast from Choppertown at the Cross Country Chase …

While every decade has its icons, the 1970s have so many good models to choose from. It was a time when the Japanese were really stamping their authority over the scene, flexing muscles and cylinders with each other, and driving once-mighty international brands into obscurity. Despite the changing landscape, the 70s created some of the …

Harley-Davidson has just avoided a crushing 56% tariff on importing bikes into the EU – and to say they’re relieved is an understatement.  The Milwaukee-based company has operated for a while with BOI-regulatory credentials, supplying EU markets at 6% tariff rates. They experienced a slight (understatement) bump during the Trump presidency, during which the EU …

Sources from the Cord & Kruse Classic auction house in Midland, Texas claim to have one of the world’s most iconic bikes for sale – the Captain America Harley-Davidson from the 1969 classic film “Easy Rider”.  This piece of American motorcycle history comes from the estate of Gordon R. Granger. According to an American Motorcycle …

In the USA, there is no name that defines the open road and freedom more than Harley-Davidson. These are the V-twin baggers, cruisers, low riders, and long-distance tourers that are meant to cruise down an Interstate, rumbling out a throaty bellow. These are the bikes that have defined more than one generation. These are the …

Today, Harley-Davidson has announced its plans to dive headfirst into the EV market with the launch of the all-electric LiveWire brand. Harley-Davidson initially launched the LiveWire model in 2019 and with great success, the American brand has now created an electrically focused brand using the name of the US’s number one selling electric motorcycle – …

The 1960s was a transformative time for the motorcycle industry. As the mobility culture shifted from affordable motorcycles to affordable four-wheelers, the industry found itself at something of crossroads and on the cusp of an identity crisis. The 60s would bring about the beginning of the end for the British industry, an unexpected rise of …

We Gonna Bike Down to Elecrta Avenue To celebrate the upcoming ‘Icons Collection’, Harley-Davidson has decided to run a very limited-edition production of this very special Electra Glide, called the ‘Revival’. H-D bikes usually take one of two lanes: black, bad-ass, and loud, or classic and timeless. You can’t go wrong either way, but for …