The Complete History


Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 5777

Cruise through this collection of Harley-Davidson's most iconic motorcycles! When most people imagine a motorcycle, chances are they picture a Harley-Davidson. That's because Harley-Davidson machines look the way the primordial biker inside each of us feels a motorcycle should look. In short, Harley-Davidson makes mythic bikes. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History celebrates these iconic motorcycles, presenting them all in one beautifully illustrated book. The most beloved and recognizable motorcycles are included here: the Knucklehead, the Panhead, the Peashooter, the KR, the Sportster, the XR750, the Shovelhead, the Evolution, the Twin Cam, the V-Rod, and all the rest. Pages in the book reveal historic images as well as modern photos from the top motorcycle photographers working today. Additionally, there are chapters from some of the most celebrated motorcycle writers of all time--Peter Egan, Kevin Cameron, Ed Youngblood, Allan Girdler, Steve Anderson, and many more. All of this material combines to tell the story of every major motorcycle that Harley-Davidson has built, from the very first prototype to the Silent Gray Fellow to the latest liquid-cooled CVO Electra Glides and Softails. Harley-Davidson: The Complete History is the ultimate history of the ultimate motorcycle company.

The Harley-Davidson Reader


Author: Arlen (CON) Ness, Michael Dregni, Evel Knievel, Jean (FRW) Davidson, Sonny Barger, Hunter S. (CON) Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610600415


Page: N.A

View: 1225

100 Years of Harley-Davidson


Author: Willie G. Davidson

Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0821228196

Category: Art

Page: 288

View: 5380

In celebration of a century of making classic motorcycles, the official one-hundredth anniversary volume recounts the history of the company, and presents images of its famous products.

The Harley-Davidson Story

Tales from the Archives


Author: Aaron Frank

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760360715

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 6783

The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives is a fascinating, visually driven overview of the motor company's rich story, created in cooperation with the Harley-Davidson Museum. The story of Harley-Davidson is a classic American tale of spirit, invention, and the right idea at the right time. From its beginning in a small Milwaukee shed in 1903, William Harley and his cousins, the Davidson brothers, set in motion what would eventually become the world’s most iconic motorcycle company. While other motorcycle companies rose and fell through the teens and 1920s, Harley went from strength to strength, whether introducing its first V-twin motor or dominating race tracks across America. The Milwaukee Miracle even prospered during WWII, building war bikes for the armed forces. By the 1950s, they’d buried their last American-built competitor, Indian, and gained a hold over the US market that they maintain to this day. A remarkable story deserves a remarkable space to recount it. Such is the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, which opened in 2009. Harley-Davidson partnered with Motorbooks to create this book relaying Harley-Davidson’s story, as told through the museum’s displays and archive assets.

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection


Author: Randy Leffingwell,Darwin Holmstrom,Bill Davidson

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034017X

Category: Transportation

Page: 408

View: 3402

With exquisite, detailed photographs and histories of the motorcycles featured from Harley's collection, this book captures the excitement of the best-known motorcycles in the world.

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Eighty Years


Author: Greg Field

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350434

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 1109

Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the engine that changed the motorcycle world. Motorcycle technology lagged far behind automotive technology since the earliest days of the internal-combustion engine. All that changed in 1936 when Harley-Davidson introduced the Model EL. For the first time ever, a company was manufacturing a high-performance overhead-valve engine for the masses. And what an engine it was -- in addition to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the motorcycling world -- a work of art. Because of the shape of its rocker covers, the engine was given a nickname to match its looks: the Knucklehead. The technology used in this engine was so advanced that it laid the foundation for every future Harley-Davidson motorcycle, including the current models built in the 21st century. To this day every cruiser style motorcycle still adheres to the shape of that original Knucklehead. Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years tells the entire Knucklehead story, from the very first overhead-valve V-twin Harley produced for the public through the post-war models, continuing right up until today, when aftermarket manufacturers reproduce complete Knucklehead crate engines because of its continuing popularity.

Harley and Davidson Family Recipes

Celebrating 100 Years of Home Cooking


Author: Margo Manning,Carol Lange

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9781580086226

Category: Cooking

Page: 149

View: 8394

More than 100 years ago, best friends William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson made history when they created the first "motorized bicycle" and founded the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. But there's another story. Over the century, the Harley and Davidson families grew up together, celebrating their company's milestones with road trips, hunting and fishing sallies-and lots and lots of eating. In Harley and Davidson Family Recipes, the founders' grandchildren Margo Manning and Carol Lange present 100 family recipes tailor-made for home gatherings and roadside picnics, including Gilroy 40-Clove Garlic Chicken, Endurance Run Spinach Pasta Salad, and Grandma Harley's Peach Cobbler. Packed with rare archival photographs and anecdotes about the families and their burgeoning company, this charming book is a delicious piece of Americana, sure to please home cooks and motorcycle buffs alike. * A homespun treasury of family recipes from the Harley and Davidson families, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. * Includes archival photos, engaging stories, and historical tidbits about the early days of Harley-Davidson, its founders, their families, and their motorcycles. * Features recipes for tasty after-the-ride libations such as the Side Car, the Blue Motorcycle, and the Handle Bar.

Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

Full-Throttle Aristotle


Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269807X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 1193

It’s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley riders’ tight leather garb? What’s it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

Harley-Davidson Museum Masterpieces


Author: Dain Gingerelli,Randy Leffingwell

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760338949

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

View: 5145

Discover the best of the Harley-Davidson Archive Collection. Portrait-quality photography reveals the remarkable journey of America's motorcycle company, from its humble beginnings to its nearly century-long dominance of an entire industry.


The Complete History


Author: Patrick Hook

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781856486569

Category: Transportation

Page: 448

View: 1051

A special anniversary... The motorcycle that every easy rider craves... A book so popular it's in reprint even before it's released. This is sure to zoom out of stores! Happy 100th birthday, Harley Davidson! Celebrate a century of the most exciting motorcycles ever made in 448 exciting, thrill-inducing pages of color photographs. With images of every Harley ever produced and sold, and complete specs on each one, this beautiful, oversized volume will rev cycle lovers' motors on high. Beginning with the first model made in 1903 (which zipped along at a grand 25 miles per hour), there's information on the motorcycle's designation, engine, bore & stroke, displacement, torque, Bhp, and top speed. In sparkling images, see 1907's Silent Gray Fellow, with its bicycle-like frame; move on to the post-war Hydra Glide, aimed at a totally new market; the Dyna Glide, born in 1947 and existing in all its shiny glory till 1996; the Evo Sportster, offered in two engine sizes; and right up to today's sleek, fast cycles. There are also brochure covers, countless close-ups of smaller details, and a wealth of other fascinating facts.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company


Author: Missy Scott

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313348898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 178

View: 4589

Harley-Davidson sets the standard for making great motorcycles--and showing people how to enjoy them. Here's its story.

Harley-Davidson Sportster

Sixty Years


Author: Allan Girdler

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760352186

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 1024

Go on a 60-year ride with Harley-Davidson's Sportster Things got a little weird in the American motorcycle industry after World War II. People hungered for new motorcycles, buying just about everything manufacturers could build. But on rare occasions a manufacturer produced a machine that nobody wanted. Such was the case with the Harley-Davidson Model K. The Model K had most of the features buyers wanted in a modern machine, like hand-operated clutches, foot-operated shifters, and cool-running aluminum heads, but it lacked perhaps the most important technological upgrade: a modern overhead-valve valve-train design. The Model K retained the antiquated side-valve design because of arcane AMA racing rules written when Harley-Davidson and Indian competed head-to-head on American racetracks, but by 1952 Indian was on its last legs. This should have made the Model K a massive sales success. What nobody counted on was the British bike invasion. Thanks to their modern overhead-valve engines, the lightweight British bikes humiliated the side-valve Harleys on the track and on the street. Upgrades to the Model K didn't help; Harley finally relented and introduced a new overhead-valve middleweight for the 1957 model year. Dubbed the Sportster, it was everything the Model K was not. More importantly, it was faster than the British competition. Thus began the Sportster's sixty-year reign. Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years tells the complete Sportster story. Noted Sportster expert Allen Girdler covers all the bikes--the XLCH, Caf_ Racer, XR1000, XLX, 883, Iron, Forty-Eight, Seventy-Two, and Nightster--that have made the Sportster one of the most iconic motorcycles on earth.

Military Harley-Davidson


Author: Pat Ware

Publisher: Ian Allan Pub

ISBN: 9780711031913

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9595

The Messerschmitt Bf 110 entered war service on 1st September 1939 with the 'C-1' variant. By the end of 1940, by which time the type had fought in the Polish campaign, the various campaign on the European mainland, and the Battle of Britain, it had gone though various changes and roles, and had developed as far as the 'E' variant. Authors John Vasco and Fernando Estanislau have already done comprehensive work on the many variants of the Bf 110 prior to undertaking this new project, and have brought their extensive knowledge of the aircraft to bear on producing this work on the 'C', 'D' and 'E' variants.The book shows the changes within each variant, starting with a lead-in detailing the changes from the pre-war 'B' variant to the 'C'.The many sub-variants of the 'C' are detailed, and the 'D' variant covers the 'Dackelbauch' long range fighter version and the 'D-3' variant which sought to provide extra range by way of auxiliary fuel tanks under the wings rather than the cumbersome 'Dackelbauch'. The 'E' shows the move to the provision of heating in the cockpit for the crew, as well as the 'E' reconnaissance version and the rarely seen Bf 110 Cs and Es that were converted for duties towing the large Luftwaffe gliders. As well as using well-known photographs to illustrate the many facets of the design and development of the aircraft, the authors have also been able to call upon many previously unpublished photographs. Fernando Estanislau's excellent artwork considerably enhances the work. This book is a feast for the Luftwaffe enthusiast, and with the recent introduction of new Bf 110 plastic model kits, it is a 'must-have' for the aviation modeller seeking to identify the exact details of any sub-variant from the 'C' to the 'E'.

Cuban Thunder

Harley-Davidson in Cuba


Author: Tracey Eaton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484901229

Category: Transportation

Page: 172

View: 2000

Cuban motorcycle mechanics go to extremes to keep vintage American hogs rumbling more than a half century after the last Harley-Davidson dealership closed in socialist Cuba.Cut off from the United States, Harley riders on the island scavenge parts from battered old Soviet trucks, lawn mowers and even anti-tank guns.It's a tale of man and machine like no other in the world. Some Harley riders in Cuba fit their machines with tractor tires so they can venture into swampy scrubland to hunt for ducks and other wildlife. Others use their motorcycles to haul everything from human bones to cinder blocks.Word of the Cubans' exploits has reached motorcycle mechanics in the U.S., including famed custom bike builder Jesse James, who sent an autographed biker magazine to one mechanic, writing, “Long live Cuba!”“Cuban Thunder” includes interviews with more than 40 Harley riders, including legendary mechanic Sergio Morales, former stunt rider Antonio Miniet and Ernesto Guevara, the Cuban son of the late revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.


The Milwaukee Marvel


Author: Harry V. Sucher

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9780854299652

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6277

Details the men and machines, the ups and downs, the competition history, comparisons with arch-rival Indian, and many more incredible details. "I recommend that you buy and read this book." Cycle News.