Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Evolution

harley-davidson-evo-evolution-engine-v-twin

Thankfully 1984 was a great year for Harley-Davidson and not at all like the “1984” of British writer George Orwell’s novel. 1984 was the year Harley-Davidson introduced what many regard as their greatest engine, and for a true blue motorcycle enthusiast who wants to be able to strip his bike down to the last nut…

Read More

Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Panhead

panhead-hero

The Harley-Davidson Panhead-powered bikes (along with the Knuckleheads) are the motorcycles of the ’60s custom culture phenomenon. The 1969 movie “Easy Rider” was arguably the film that brought the Chopper motorcycle from being an obscure cult bike to being a popular custom bike and both the “Captain America” and the “Billy Bike” of the movie were…

Read More

1928 Harley-Davidson Peashooter

harley-davidson-peashooter

The Harley-Davidson Peashooter is a single-cylinder motorcycle originally released in 1926 to compete in the hotly contested AMA 21 cubic inch class. Indian and Excelsior were the established forces to be reckoned with in the smaller, single-cylinder racing world but Harley decided to dive in and compete – and also sell a line of smaller-engined…

Read More

5 Minute Histories: Harley-Davidson Sportster

eBay Facebook 5 Minute Harley

Harley-Davidson created their Sportster partly as a result of losing sales and prestige to the quick and nimble British motorcycles being imported into the United States in the fifties as Britain’s government used an “export or perish” economic model to pay off her war debts. These bikes from the likes of Norton, Triumph, and small arms maker BSA were around 500cc capacity heading on up to 650cc. Born in an environment in Britain where racing from café to café trying to reach 100mph and not get caught by the police had become a new sport.

Read More

Harley-Davidson Dyna Custom

Harley Davidson Dyna Cafe Racer

We don’t see all that many Harley-Davidson Dyna-based customs. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever seen one quite like this, the Sportster is by far the most common platform for customisation when it comes to American motorcycles – especially American motorcycles from Milwaukee. This bike started life as a 2000 Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide before…

Read More