As usual, Harley will release a range of limited-edition anniversary models with special paint and Harley eagle badging.
This year there will be nine anniversary models: Sportster 48; Softail Breakout, Fat Boy and Heritage Classic; and Touring Street Glide, Street Glide Special, Ultra Limited and Tri Glide Ultra and CVO Limited.
They are usually shaped up quickly and become favourites of collectors.
No images of the new paintwork has been revealed yet.
Meanwhile a highlight of the Milwaukee 115th celebrations will be motorcycle racing with the following events:
Indoor flat track racing at the UWM Panther Arena on August 31;
“Run What You Brung” drag racing at Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove on August 31; and
Beach Racing at Bradford Beach on August 31 and September 1.
The Harley museum will also be a focus of motorcycle events such as bike games, a bike show and stunt displays.
Tours at the Juneau Avenue global HQ and Pilgrim Rd Milwaukee-Eight and Sportster engine factory will again be popular.
And, of course, a major highlight will be the massive Sunday motorcycle parade through the main streets off town. It is so big that the organisers usually have to cap participant numbers.
Music fans will still be in for a feast of music, but not the big headline acts of the past at Veterans Park where it combined with the city’s Summerfest.
No details of performers have been released yet but there will be smaller concerts at block parties in the CBD and the Harley Museum.
The lack of major rock acts is reflected in ticket prices.
While attendees paid $95 for a ticket, most of this year’s events are free and don’t require tickets.