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Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Industry: Automotive
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Harley-Davidson, Inc. produces and sells heavyweight motorcycles, as well as offers motorcycle parts, accessories, and related services.
All extras and non-essentials are removed to increase the power to weight ratio. Increased performance and better styling was the result. Probably one of the first customised motorcycles from about in the early 50's. The first customs came about with the return of war vets looking to rekindle the thrill of flying fighter planes. Also known as a Bobtail.
Industry:Automotive
A big twin with rear suspension introduced from 1958 to the mid sixties.
Industry:Automotive
A designation used for the larger sized Harley-Davidson engines. SportsterĀ® models range from 883 to the 1200 cubic centimeters. Almost all other Harleys have 1340, 1450, or 1584 cc engines.
Industry:Automotive
Elevated handlebars raising the rider's hands above the shoulders.
Industry:Automotive
Elevated handlebars raising the rider's hands above the shoulders.
Industry:Automotive
The falling of the pistons activates the opening of inlet valves by causing a vacuum. Usually found in the early single cylinder Harleys.
Industry:Automotive
Harley-Davidson's innovative Evolution V-Twin engine.
Industry:Automotive
First built by Eric Buell, a former Harley-Davidson employee, these are the v-twin Harley-engined bikes which helped the company win a share in the sports bike market.
Industry:Automotive
1960's and 70's era custom bikes. Noted for extended and raked forks, tweaking done to the suspension and the introduction of thinner Japanese wheels for the front end.
Industry:Automotive
The term glide refer to the effect of the effective rubber engine mountings used on the frames of this model.
Industry:Automotive