Perhaps the most iconic motorcycle manufacturer in the world, Harley-Davidson started out in a small shed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, back in 1903. The brain child of William S Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson, the famous company was incorporated in 1907 and by the end of the decade, was producing its signature 45-degree-air-cooled V-Twin.
With America joining the First World War effort in 1917, Harley-Davidson supplied motorcycles to help US forces and during World War II, produced some 90,000 units - helping secure its place in the heart and minds of the American public.
The late 1950’s saw the introduction of the classic Sportster range which continues to be popular with Harley-Davidson riders even today. The 1980’s and 1990’s saw the introduction of classic models such as the Softail, which remain popular on our roads today.
Since 2000, Harley-Davidson has worked hard to retain its image as an American icon, while at the same time reaching out to a new generation of bikers. Edgier makeovers of classic styles have helped produce the Iron 883, the Street 750 and the Forty-Eight.
Harley-Davidson is of course also known for its stylish cruisers, boasting the Street Glide, Ultra and Heritage Softail Classic amongst its range – guaranteed to please those seeking big-engine power, sophistication and comfort.