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  • Women Ride for a Cure at Daytona Bike Week

    Women Ride for a Cure at Daytona Bike Week

    During this year’s 69th Annual Daytona Bike Week, hundreds of female motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley-Davidson Motor Company are banding together to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and their efforts to find a cure for neuromuscular disease. On Tuesday, March 2, 2010, the MDA and the Motor Company will host the 3rd Annual Harley-Davidson Women’s Ride.


  • H-D donates to Haiti earthquake disaster relief

    H-D donates to Haiti earthquake disaster relief

    Harley-Davidson today announced it will donate 28 new Buell and Harley-Davidson motorcycles to assist with earthquake disaster relief and stabilization efforts in Haiti.

    The motorcycles are being shipped from Motor Company facilities to the Dominican Republic, where Harley-Davidson dealership organization MagnaMotors will facilitate direct delivery to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.


  • Jillian Michaels encourages women motorcyclist

    Jillian Michaels encourages women motorcyclist

    Step to the side of the road red and blue teams. Today, Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced a partnership with America’s wellness expert Jillian Michaels to encourage women to gear up and get behind the handlebars of their own motorcycle.

    Michaels, a life-long motorcycle enthusiast and licensed rider, is teaming with the Motor Company to spotlight National Garage Party Month, which features a special promotion that will reward one lucky woman and three of her friends with a transformational weekend and an opportunity to meet Michaels.



  • Harley-Davidson plans for National Garage Party

    Harley-Davidson plans for National Garage Party

    Harley-Davidson has announced plans for National Garage Party Month, when dealerships across the country will host Garage Party events during March 2010. Harley-Davidson Garage Party events provide a fun, social environment for women to learn about the sport of motorcycling, as well as meet other women who are interested in riding. Dealers host the events year-round, but the Motor Company has declared March as a special focus to bring national awareness to the events, which have encouraged thousands of women to learn to ride in the last few years.



  • Harley-Davidson “Military Appreciation Month”

    Harley-Davidson “Military Appreciation Month”

    Ever since the first American troops rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the Mexican Expedition in 1916, the Motor Company has enjoyed a innate bond with the men and women who have served our nation. To honor the service of active and retired U.S. military personnel, Harley-Davidson has declared November "Military Appreciation Month".

    The centerpiece of "Military Appreciation Month" is the opportunity for other Americans to salute active and retired military members.


  • Open Letter to Erik Buell and Jon Flickinger

    Open Letter to Erik Buell and Jon Flickinger

    Dear Erik Buell and Jon Flickinger,

    Right now it is difficult to find the words to speak that will accurately sum up my shock, anger and disgust at Harley-Davidson’s announcement this morning.

    I had always hoped that Harley management would one day learn what I saw first hand – that while Harley may have a larger market share and a longer heritage, the future of building quality motorcycles efficiently and productively belonged to Buell.


  • Harley-Davidson’s Lost Designs | Motorcycle History

    Harley-Davidson’s Lost Designs | Motorcycle History

    H-D History

    In 1978, in Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue motorcycle factory, roaring flames were licking at a staggering 40,000 arcane parchments, curling them into ash and cinders, the Motor Company’s motorcycling legacy literally going up in smoke. And all in the name of “modernization and streamlining.”


  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Rocker | Achievement in Design

    2008 Harley-Davidson Rocker | Achievement in Design

    Transcribing the spare lines of classic hardtails into the modern era is a feat of engineering prestidigitation. Harley-Davidson began concealing rear suspension with its Softail design in 1984. Now, Motor Company designers have masterfully crafted—without the ruinous chiropractic implications a hardtail custom chopper hallucination in the new slammed and stretched Rocker.


  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C | Feature

    2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker C | Feature

    Nothing recharges the rebel mojo like a chopper. Well, nothing that’s legal anyway. Straddling a snarling V-Twin with fists forward in the universal posture of insubordination is a bestial remedy for dispiriting times. Since the dawn of the custom era, maverick souls have forged chopped, slammed and raked sculptures around Harley-Davidson’s iconic engines. The equally iconic Willie G. melded radical custom styling with the kind of exhaustive R&D and factory warranty only possible from a large manufacturer such as the Motor Company by authoring the factory-custom genre.


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