Harley-Davidson MT500

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The Harley-Davidson MT500 is a bit of an unusual motorcycle. It’s thought that just 500 were ever made, and it’s not known how many have survived in original condition. The MT500 is powered by a 500cc Rotax single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with 4 valves, 5 gears, and kickstart only. It’s a mechanically simple motorcycle designed explicitly…

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Steve McQueen’s 1912 Harley-Davidson X8E Big Twin

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Steve McQueen’s love of cars and motorcycles is extensively documented, during his lifetime he rode, raced, and collected a huge array of vehicles – both modern and vintage. Although he’s probably better associated with motorcycles from European marques like Triumph and Husqvarna, McQueen owned a number of American bikes – in fact his first motorcycle…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Evolution

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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…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Panhead

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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…

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1928 Harley-Davidson Peashooter

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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…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Knucklehead

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In the twenties and thirties overhead valve engines were well known to be more efficient and consequently more powerful than either side-valve engines or the hybrid “F-head” with its overhead inlet and side exhaust valve. Overhead valve engines were the province of motor-sport performance engines where power was at a premium and maintenance could be…

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Harley-Davidson Big Twins – The Flathead

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The Flathead is one of the most important early Big Twins built by Harley-Davidson, this is its story. Introduction With the Wall Street Crash of October 1929 and the resulting Great Depression, Harley-Davidson had already been working on the development of a new engine to replace the aging F-Head that had served so well but…

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LC Fabrications Harley-Davidson Sportster

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LC Fabrications is based in the hills of Virginia, it was started by Jeremy Cup a few years ago as a means to bring back traditional metalworking and fabrication – with a strong focus on custom bikes and handmade parts production. This Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 is Jeremy’s latest build, it was saved from a wrecker’s…

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