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MOTORCYCLE HISTORY AND PROFILES

As riders, we’re a unique breed. Many of us have colorful backgrounds and amazing stories to tell. Here, we’ll showcase some of those experiences that make the motorcycle community so close-knit and fun.
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With an eye on introducing new markets to motorcycling, Harley-Davidson began to sell its own brand of bicycle. Learn more about the history of the H-D™ Bicycle.
Harley-Davidson learned early on that motorcycles with added cargo space opened up new markets. Discover the history and timeline of the Harley-Davidson® Trike.

7 December, 2021
Vivian embarked on a cross-country motorcycling trip that would make her one of the first great women riders. Learn More.

12 October, 2021
Learn how Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue factory came to life as production increased from just over 1,000 motorcycles in 1909 to manufacturing 27,000 in 1920.

30 September, 2021
Alfonso Sotomayor was the first motorcyclist inducted into the Mexican Motorcycling Hall of Fame in 1978. Learn more about this “police officer stunt man”.

28 September, 2021
At a time when even the hardiest of men would think twice about a cross-country trip, Della traveled 5,378 miles across 10 states over 6 months. Learn more!

27 September, 2021
Thinking of sports, certain names come to mind. In dirt track motorcycle racing, in the 1920s and 30s, it was Joe Petrali. Learn more about this racing legend!

23 September, 2021
Women riders continue to be a force and are now represented by many groups. Discover how the “Harley Fox” exemplifies women rider growth in the 80’s.

4 August, 2021
The history of motorcycle camping dates back to the beginning of the last century and Harley-Davidson® motorcycles played an important role. Learn more!

3 August, 2021
You know how it feels to ride. It’s an incredible and indescribable mixture of exhilaration and ease. It’s like an awake calm. Harley-Davidson recently commissioned researchers to see if they could put their finger on that feeling. Is it possible to scientifically prove that riding a motorcycle creates calm and happiness?

25 May, 2021