It was one wild ride to get through 2020, something that was certainly true at Harley Davison. In March Jochen Zeitz took off his Pumas and swapped them for his biker boots. The new CEO of HD has now been in the big saddle for 9 months, and a busy stretch it was. Branded as …

That Was Quick Many people on the internet took note when Harley-Davidson returned the 1250 prototype to the “coming soon” section of their website; myself included, you can find that article here. We now know for certain that the heritage-styled motorcycle will feature the same water-cooled 1250cc V-Twin Revolution powertrain found in the upcoming Pan …

Big-Bike Manufacturer Harley Davidson Will Avoid Paying $3 Million to Recall and Replace Parts After Emissions Scandal Harley Davison is known to the world as a company that produces giant monster bikes that are loud enough to set off car alarms when they fly past. But as of 2016, they have been in some deep …

Co-Written by Jim Pruner and Greg Phillips The First Electric Harley Davidson Was Born in 2019 If you can name a more controversial motorcycle than the Harley Davidson LiveWire I would be shocked. Mention it on any social media platform and prepare to read dozens of strong opinions with most of them being on the …

A Modern Harley Davidson Is Born My recent review of the 2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide (review here) left me unfulfilled searching for a sport touring offering from the “Bar and Shield”. Despite that disappointment, I didn’t hesitate to swing a leg over the brand new 2019 FXDR while at AimExpo. No one wants to …

The Not So Sport Glide Have you ever really wanted to like a motorcycle and had it disappoint you? That’s what happened to me with Harley’s new Sport Glide. It’s not awful or anything like that, but it’s not what it could have been with some better execution on the part of Harley’s designers. With …

I remember as a kid, my friends and I would always be “tinkering” with our BMZ bikes. Taking things off, putting things on, getting it just right… Then came motocross, the same thing would happen… Change this, change that, all in the interest of getting what you wanted. I remember installing a CR80 front end …

Wrenching Made Easy First Impressions I’ve been using Clymer motorcycle repair manuals on my own bikes for several years and know how good they are. Clear and concise with decent, black and white photos that have helped me keep my ride in tip-top shape. I used to buy the much more expensive factory repair manuals …

2018 Harley Davidson Softail Fat Bob 114 Review It’s a very brisk 35 degree Fahrenheit September morning here in Calgary, Alberta but I’m on my way to meet a very hot date. Ripping down the highway on my ZX-6 Kawasaki Ninja all I can think about is the even hotter little rocket waiting for me down …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – …

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 …

On Tuesday, Harley-Davison was happy to report a nine percent gain in sales in the first quarter of 2021. This was the first sign of success from HD’s Hardwire strategy coming together after it was announced by Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson CEO. The strategy was to combat the American brand’s struggle as of late and a …

Another Certified Pre-Owned Program; Murica’ Edition In November of last year, Triumph rolled out their new ‘Certified Pre-Owned’ motorcycle purchasing program in hopes to offer used motorcycles through their current selling platform. Today, Harley-Davidson has taken notes from Triumph’s playbook and is now offering an in-house program for reselling certified pre-owned motorcycles. Through visiting authorized …

Why Stop When the Bike Can Do It for You? With so many many motorcycle OEM’s bringing big tech ideas to market such as front and rear radaring, it was only a matter of time before Harley-Davidson threw their chips into the pile as well. Patent filings reveal that the bar and shield are hard …

Harley-Davidson and Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, announce the launch of a special collection in collaboration with the iconic rock band, Aerosmith. Available now, the limited-edition line of men’s and women’s apparel will be sold at Harley-Davidson® dealerships around the world and on Harley-Davidson.com. “We’re thrilled to be partnering up with …

The Pan American Dream Nears Completion After 120 years of V-twin cruiser excellence, Harley-Davidson has finally changed the course of their ship and stepped into the unknown with the introduction of their new 2021 Pan America ADV motorcycle. Although H-D has made a few non-cruiser projects (namely the Livewire) in recent years, it’s even a …

Harley-Davidson’s Pan America has been the topic of conversation since its 2020 release. 2021 is no different as they have just released the details on the 2021 Pan America and Pan America Special. It will not be discounted as it holds its own when stacked up to the BMW GS – the ruler of the …

Harley-Davidson has announced their ‘Get Out and Ride’ sweepstakes for 2021 for US audiences. The Sword and Shield have 80 total prizes up for grabs ranging from merchandise to entire motorcycles. “Following Harley-Davidson’s global celebration of riding at the virtual H-D 21 event, we’re excited to get riders rolling into a great year ahead,” Harley-Davidson’s …

Harley-Davidson recently held a virtual launch to unveil their 2021 lineup. The event was held to focus on what was new to come but also marking the end of some popular models that have disappeared from their website.  Harley-Davidson’s most recent models to hit the chopping block were the small-and-medium-sized, Street 500 and 750. This …

Out With the Old, In With the New I just made an article about KTM ditching the 790 model and bumping up the displacement for the 2021 model year, and it appears as though other OEMs have taken note of this philosophy (just kidding, it’s only a coincidence); Harley-Davidson has taken their Street Bob from …

Since Jochen Zeitz stepped into the role of CEO, Harley-Davidson has been focused on the company’s “Rewire” strategy. This consisted of putting the focus back onto HD’s core customers.  In the summer of 2020, everyone saw the disappearance of the Harley-Davidson Bronx streetfighter. This was in the fashion of a simple removal from the “Future …

A New Kind of Harley for 2021 You don’t think of Harley-Davidson when you think of adventure motorcycles, but that might change in the future. The company announced that the Pan America adventure bike would debut on February 22, according to RideApart. This won’t be the only new motorcycle from Harley in 2021. The company …

A Replacement For the Sportster? The ‘Future Vehicles’ section of the Harley-Davidson website contains a new addition to the list; the ‘High-Performance Custom Model’ quoted as being planned for 2021. This list also has their highly anticipated ADV model, the Pan America, so you know this dream will probably become reality with big details coming …

H-D Is Good For the Environment We Energies (a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group) has taken their technology to the doorstep of Harley-Davidson’s Menomonee Falls production plant and installed a 2.25-megawatt solar farm supported by 8400 solar panels. The entire roof of this huge production facility has been completely engulfed in solar panels as the …

Happy Holidays Interested in sharing the thrill of motorcycle riding this holiday season? Harley wants you to be. The company will be giving away 500 HD Riding Academy classes this holiday season.  Now through December 31, riders will be able to nominate the non-rider in their life. Winners will receive a free HD Riding Academy …

Ending Its Direct Involvement in NHRA and American Flat Track Harley-Davidson is a massive company and a big part of its brand has been its representation on the drag strip and in racing. That direct involvement, however, will not be the future. Instead, Harley is going with a more grassroots approach. It wants to refocus …

Silence at the Drag Strip Many riders summarize their first EV motorcycle riding experience with something along the lines of “it’s like a slingshot” or, “the power is instant and never-ending”. This makes them a deadly track weapon (take MotoE – electric motorcycle circuit racing – for example) due to the wickedly high levels of …

CEO Zeitz’s Plan Seems to be Working Harley-Davidson is going through a massive restructuring plan on basically all levels of the business. The plan, called Rewire, might already be starting to see positive results. The company just reported its best third quarter since 2015, according to Motorcycle.com. The report indicates that Harley’s revenues declined by …

Hero MotoCorp Is Harley’s Indian Hero A while back Harley-Davidson announced it was pulling out of India. Not long after that, it came out that Hero MotoCorp could help the company stay in operation in India by doing distribution and more. The last I heard the two companies were still hashing out the details. Now, …

It Could Unexpectedly Shut Down Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire is one of the most controversial motorcycles of the last decade. The electric bike has a pretty big issue for riders. It could unexpectedly shut down, according to the NHTSA.  The NHTSA estimates that around one percent of the 1,012 units involved in this recall could be affected. …

National Drive Electric Week Is Here to Stay! National Drive Electric Week, is a week-long (obviously) celebration of the innovations in the electric vehicle movement to help bring awareness and provide information to everyone whom it may interest. Starting on the 25th of September and continuing onwards to October 4th, Harley-Davidson among other electric vehicle …

The Baby HD for China by China News of the Harley-Davidson Chinese-made motorcycle has come out before. The company partnered with Qianjiang for a new bike. I wasn’t sure if this would continue due to the fact that Harley is going through a dramatic restructuring, but now design filings with China’s National Intellectual Property Administration …

World-Record-Breaking Runs On September 4, Angelle Sampey piloted the Harley-Davidson LiveWire at the drag strip. She managed to sell all-new records for elapsed time and top speed by a production electric motorcycle. She was able to cover the eighth-mile strip in 7.017 seconds and the full quarter-mile course in just 11.156 seconds at 110.35 mph. …