The Progress of Engines and Bikes of Harley-Davidson

The Progress of Engines and Bikes of Harley-Davidson

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Harley Davidson1 300x168 The Progress of Engines and Bikes of Harley Davidson

Currently, the Harleys Davidson Motorcycle manufacturing company trades only in heavyweight motorcycles especially the 750cc which are specially designed to cruise on highways. According to history, the H-D motorcycles are well known for their traditional heavy customization that led to the development of the motorcycle that resembles a chopper. Unlike the current VRSC models, today’s H-D motorcycle models assume the Harley’s classic designs. Although H-D has been trying to establish itself, it has achieved very minimal success and since the sale of its subsidiary, Italian Aermacchi, it has been largely abandoned.


As a company, H-D serves a very large community brand making it active via events, museum and clubs. In 2010, it costed the Harley Davidson license a wholesome $40 million of its net income. Some of the specifications of Harley-Davidson include:

  • The 2013 H-D Dyna
  • The 2013 Harley Davidsaon Road Glide
  • The 2013 Harley Davidson Electra Glide
  • The 2013 Harley Davidson Road King among others.

In 1911, approximately 150 models of the H-D motorcycles in the US had been developed; however, it is believed that only a few could make through to 1910. A more improved V-twin model was introduced in 1911. This new engine had intake valves that were mechanically operated unlike its predecessors which have intake valves that were automated by simply opening of the engine vacuum. After replacing the 49.48 c-inches, the 1911 V-twin though small in size, it had a good performance. What followed later after 1913, most of the specifications of Harley-Davidson were the V-twin makes.

Demolition of the Yellow Brick Factory

Following the demolition of the yellow brick factory in 1913, a new structure with 5 storeys was built on the same cite. Although the factory was initially started in 1910, it first operated along Juneau Avenue as well as around the 38th street. However, although there was competition coming from Indian Factories, it had the potential to remain dominant in the motorcycle racing world after 1914 and during that same year, 16,284 motor bikes were made.

The Effects Of The World War 1

Entrance of the United States in the war led to its military personnel demand for motorcycles to facilitate their movement. Although the Harley models had earlier on been used in the Pancho Villa Expedition by the military, World War 1 helped it make history by being the first motorcycle to be used in combat.

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