The Life Harley-Davidson

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760361991

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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If you've felt the unabashed freedom that comes with a motorcycle, then you know the Harley lifestyle. The Life Harley-Davidson takes a deep look at all aspect of the life that comes with these bikes. From the moment we first saw riders experiencing the joy and the freedom that can only be found riding a powerful motorcycle down an open road, many of us have been hooked on the life Harley-Davidson. The Life: Harley-Davidson celebrates that freedom. The Life Harley-Davidson covers all aspects of the Harley lifestyle, profiling celebrity Harley fans like Elvis Presley, Hunter S. Thompson, Peter Fonda, and Arnold Schwartzenegger. All the iconic machines are here, too, like the Sporster, Electra Glide, and Fat Boy. The book also explores all the major types of custom Harleys, like Bobbers, Choppers, and Cafe racers. This is about more than just motorcycles, though. It’s about community, gear, and tattoos. It’s about B movies, like The Wild One, The Wild Angels, and Wild Hogs. And, of course, television’s Sons of Anarchy, a program that ignited interest in the life Harley-Davidson among a younger generation of rebels. Chapters cover the one percenter outlaw club scene, focusing on international clubs like the Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, and Dragons.

Harley Davidson

A Way of Life

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Author: Albert Saladini,Pascal Szymezak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788854406377

Category: Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Page: 368

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This book reviews the history of Harley-Davidson and reveals its many secrets, describing its evolution and the great bikes that won resounding fame. Readers of this book will explore the history of the firm from its origin to nowadays; they will also get a peek behind the scenes into Harley-Davidson's inner world, learning how it operates and about the lives of its most important personalities. Numerous full-colour photographs display the most famous examples of the customisers' craft. At the dawn of the new century Harley-Davidson responded to the creativity and innovativeness of the industry's technical specialists with its own custom motorcycle, the V-Rod, incorporating revolutionary technology. Discussion of this model fills the final pages of this detailed chronicle of Harley-Davidson's history and its association since 1909 with the V-Twin motor.

Harley-Davidson

The Complete History

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350000

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

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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.

Harley-Davidson

An Illustrated Guide

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Author: Peter Henshaw,Ian Kerr

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 0785833536

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

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This illustrated guide is packed with interesting facts and follows the history of the famous Harley-Davidson company and the development of its famous bikes, which have earned a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts everywhere. The story dates from 1903 when Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers, with no thought of fame or fortune, decided to build a motorcycle that really worked. So successful was it, that it led to the gradual formation of a company that has survived through good times and bad. Through good times and bad, losing and winning back police contracts, as well as weathering various other vicissitudes, the company has achieved lasting success. In the end, Harley-Davidson came to the ultimate decision of giving its customers what they really wanted, not by providing year-on-year innovations, but by remaining true to the Founders' original concept. The result, as everyone knows, are bikes of mythic status, imbued with a mysterious quality of their own and generating a passion in enthusiasts amounting almost to a love affair. The name has come to personify America and is up there alongside Coca-Cola, Ford and McDonald's. The bikes are described in detail, not only in mechanical terms, but also with glorious photographs, and will be of interest to everyone who loves motorbikes: even aficionados of Japanese and European bikes, who have never even ridden a Harley-Davidson, will be able to recognize the unique marriage of style and nostalgia and the fact that there are no other bikes quite like them.

The Harley-Davidson Reader

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Author: Michael Dregni

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780760337127

Category: Transportation

Page: 348

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the grandest name in American motorcycling, and represent the freedom of the open road, a life of rebellion, and a heritage of craftsmanship for over 100 years. In this collection, the biggest and best writings, old and new, are assembled on Harley-Davidson and their unique mystique by writers and personalities that are part of the legend, from Hunter S. Thompson to Sonny Barger, Evel Knievel to Arlen Ness, and more. Punctuated with classic images—from vintage motorcycling photos to racing and walls of death posters to pictures from biker LPs and novels—these are the stories that have helped define the Harley-Davidson myth. The tales of the company’s birth, the rise of the biker outlaw legend, and the modern-day revival of choppers, bobbers, and retro rides are all told by the best-loved sages of biker lore. With sidebars on biker movies, biker literature, and much more, this book chronicles the Motor Company’s long ride into modern-day legend.

100 Years of Harley-Davidson

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Author: Willie G. Davidson

Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0821228196

Category: Art

Page: 288

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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.

Harley Davidson Memories

The Golden Age of Motorcycling

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Author: Bob Tyson

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781596520462

Category: History

Page: 113

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The year was 1903, and America was eager for new ideas and inventions. Across the country, inventors worked steadily as two brothers were putting the finishing touches on their gas engine powered glider and another gentleman was testing his automobile in the suburbs of Detroit. In Springfield, Massachusetts, two men were producing a small robust motorcycle called the Indian. Meanwhile, in Wisconsin, Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers were determined to create a more dependable and powerful bike. They accomplished this task and their first motorcycle was paid for before it was even completed in 1903.

Ultimate Harley Davidson

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Author: Hugo Wilson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465421173

Category: Transportation

Page: 216

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Updated for a new generation of bike lovers, Ultimate Harley Davidson is a visually stunning and comprehensive history of Harley-Davidson that charts the company and its bikes decade by decade. From the moment the first model rolled out of a backyard shed in Milwaukee, through Harley's postwar golden age, to the sought-after bikes that distinguish the company today, Ultimate Harley-Davidson presents seventy of the most beautiful and coveted Harleys of all time. Whether it's the 1911 V-Twin or the 1999 X1 Lightning, the seventy Harley-Davidson bikes examined are presented in minute detail, with close-ups of the engines and in-depth technical specifications.

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

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Author: Randy Leffingwell,Darwin Holmstrom,Bill Davidson

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034017X

Category: Transportation

Page: 408

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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.

God on a Harley

Twelve Real Life Love Stories

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Author: Joan Brady

Publisher: Pocket

ISBN: 9780671002787

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Thirty-seven and frustrated, Christine Moore finds her life changing when she meets an attractive man astride a Harley Davidson motorcycle and begins a spiritual journey during which she discovers profound secrets to an enlightened life. Reprint.

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Eighty Years

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Author: Greg Field

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760350434

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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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-Davidson and Philosophy

Full-Throttle Aristotle

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Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269807X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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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 Family Memories

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Author: Jean Davidson,Jon Davidson Oeflein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937747183

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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Presents a history of the motorcycle company and the families that built the company.

At the Creation

Myth, Reality, and the Origin of the Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, 1901-1909

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Author: Herbert Wagner

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 228

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At the Creation by Herbert Wagner brings to life the human side of Harley-Davidson's quest to motorize the bicycle and then to promote it as a powerful, fast, reliable, and thrilling means of personal transportation. This book examines the origins of two-wheeled transportation from a time when combining the gasoline engine with the bicycle was the province of dreamers and con men. This is the definitive account of the beginnings of the only American motorcycle brand to ultimately succeed and survive. Backed by a decade of research, At the Creation documents for the first time the early years of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle in its birthplace of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an area that was an early center of motorcycle manufacturing. Previous books on Harley-Davidson have failed to adequately cover this critical period, which has been described as the "era of mystery" by Harley-Davidson company historian Martin Jack Rosenblum. At the Creation takes on several long-standing puzzles and myths, and then, through the use of period documents and original photographs, recreates the actual events of Harley's first years as they most plausibly occurred.

Indian Motorcycle

America's First Motorcycle Company

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Author: Darwin Holmstrom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0760348634

Category: Indian motorcycle

Page: 224

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"The complete story of Indian, America's first mass-produced motorcycle maker"--

Harley-Davidson

The Living Legend

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Author: William Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856278683

Category: Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Page: 79

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Harley Davidson

Customizing the Legend

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Author: Albert Saladini

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 9780785811824

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Examines the history and phenomenon of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, focusing on the efforts of Harley owners to personalize their bikes, with color photographs and comments by some of the best known customization artists in the U.S.

Jean Davidson's Harley-Davidson Family Album

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Author: Jean Davidson

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 9780896586291

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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Here's an inside look at Harley-Davidson as only family members could tell it! Jean Davidson's Harley-Davidson Family Album presents never-before-seen family photos, as well as personal stories from the perspective of a family member and former Harley-Davidson dealer. Jean Davidson, the granddaughter of Walter Davidson, one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson, and the daughter of company vice-president Gordon Davidson, shares such family stories as: how four boys built their first bike in a shed in 1902, speculation about how the firm was named, how the family's rich hermit uncle saved the fledgling corporation from bankruptcy, the story behind the Silent Gray Fellow, and the sale and buy-back of the company. It also includes photos and reminiscences from Sarah and Mary Harley, granddaughters of William S. Harley. This memoir of the Harley-Davidson motorcycling dynasty presents a family album of rare photos of family members and fun photos of all those fabulous Harley-Davidson motorcycles: putting a personal face on the world's most famous motorcycle maker.

Harley and Me

Embracing Risk On the Road to a More Authentic Life

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Author: Bernadette Murphy

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1619027992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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What happens when women in midlife step out of what's predictable? For Bernadette Murphy, learning to ride a motorcycle at forty-eight becomes the catalyst that transforms her from a settled wife and professor with three teenage children into a woman on her own. The confidence she gained from mastering a new skill and conquering her fears gave her the courage to face deeper issues in her own life and start taking risks. It is a fact that men and women alike become more risk averse in our later years —which according to psychologists and neuroscience is exactly what we should not do. And Murphy stresses that while hers is a story of transformation using a physical risk, emotional and educational risks can serve the same beneficial purpose for other women. Murphy uses her own story to explore the larger idea of how risk changes our brain chemistry, how certain personality types embrace dangerous behavior and why it energizes them, and why women's expectations change once estrogen levels drop after the childbearing years. She also explores the idea of women and risk in pop culture—why there are so few stories of the conquering heroine (instead of hero). Surely Thelma and Louise driving off the cliff should not be our only pop culture reference for women finding true freedom. With scientific research and journalistic interviews weaving through a page-turning, road trip narrative, Harley and Me is a compelling look at how one woman changed her life and found deeper meaning out on the open road.