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Harley-Davidson motorcycles, founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by William S. Harley and brothers Arthur and Walter Davidson, is the largest American motorcycle manufacturer and the world's oldest continuously operating motorcycle manufacturer. The company is still headquartered in Milwaukee, in the same location on Juneau Avenue since 1906. In 2008 Harley-Davidson opened a large museum in downtown Milwaukee that coincided with the company's 105th anniversary celebrations. Harley-Davidson motorcycle reviews depict one of the world's most recognizable brands, and the company has a very loyal, brand-centric community, organized in part through the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.).

Comparison: 2011 Harley-Davidson XL883L Sportster SuperLow vs. 2010 HONDA VT750RS Shadow RS

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Arden Kysely
November 28, 2010

Afraid of heights? Set your worries aside with these two customs. The 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow puts your derriere a mere 25.5 inches above terra firma when you settle into the solo saddle. And though it towers next to the Sporty, the 2010 Honda Shadow RS model’s 29.4-inch seat height... Read more »

Book review: Harley-Davidson Everything you Need to Know

Harley-Davidson: Everything you Need to Know by Bill Stermer.

Rider Magazine
August 12, 2010

[This Harley-Davidson—Everything you Need to Know Book Review was originally published in American Rider] Like “new and improved,” the phrase “everything you need to know” packs a lot of implications. Aside from promising to deliver information that is both all-inclusive and necessary, the... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson XL1200X Sportster Forty-Eight Road Test

2010 Harley-Davidson XL1200X Sportster Forty-Eight

Rider Magazine
May 24, 2010

2010 Harley-Davidson XL1200X Sportster Forty-Eight photography by Rich Cox [This 2010 Harley-Davidson XL1200X Sportster Forty-Eight Road Test was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Darkness is spreading among the 2010 Harley-Davidson lineup, but that’s a good thing for... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country Road Test

2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country

Bill Stermer
March 30, 2010

2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide and 2010 Victory Cross Country photography by Rich Cox [This 2010 Harley-Davidson Street Glide vs. 2010 Victory Cross Country Road Test Comparison was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Ask any group of long-distance riders what they want in... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Road Test

2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited

Rider Contributor
January 12, 2010

By Reg Kittrelle [This 2010 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited Road Test was originally published in American Rider] If you haven’t ridden a recent Electra Glide you owe it to your riding soul to do so. They are impressive machines that handle well and brake excellently with an ease that is... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Road Test

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King

Rider Contributor
January 6, 2010

[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Road Test was originally published as a web-exclusive on AmericanRider.com] Sometimes you just want to ride. You don’t want to make a statement, cause a scene, or otherwise disrupt a fun time. Well, Mr., Mrs., Miss, or, Ms., the 2010 Harley-Davidson FLHR... Read more »

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test [American Rider]

Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Clement Salvadori
December 12, 2009

[This 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Back in 1967 I bought a three-wheeled ’56 Harley Servi-Car from a car dealer who was selling cheap. I was living in Monterey, California, at the time, and it was an entertaining round-town... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom Road Test

2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Roade Glide Custom in action

Rider Contributor
November 17, 2009

[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] 2010 Harley-Davidson FLTRX Road Glide Custom Hot rodders are an interesting breed in their willingness to compromise a little comfort here or a little handling there in order to achieve their... Read more »

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test

2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic

Clement Salvadori
October 20, 2009

photography by the author and Brian Rathjen [This 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Road Test was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] 2009 Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic Aftermarket trike conversions have been around for many years, but now you can pop... Read more »

2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones Road Test

2010 FLSTSB Cross Bones

Rider Contributor
October 19, 2009

[This 2010 Harley-Davidson FLSTSB Cross Bones Road Test was originally published in American Rider magazine] Using a single engine design, the TC96B, and one basic frame, Harley-Davidson produces seven different Softail models. Possibly the most distinctive of these is the 2010 FLSTSB Cross Bones. With... Read more »

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Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, Who Uses Them?

Harley-Davidson motorcycle reviews emphasize classically styled cruisers and touring motorcycles, nearly all of which are powered by air-cooled, 45-degree V-twins (the lone exception is the liquid-cooled V-Rod).


Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Standouts

The Harley-Davidson Sportster, introduced in 1957, is one of the longest-running and perhaps most widely known models in Harley's lineup; with 883cc or 1,200cc engines, Sportsters are smaller than Harley's "Big Twins," making them less expensive as well as popular among newer and younger riders. Harley-Davidson's FL, or Touring, line of motorcycles includes the Road King, Road Glide, Street Glide and Electra Glide, and with their windscreens, fairings (on some) and saddlebags they are among the most popular models for hitting the open road. The 1992 Harley-Davidson V-Rod, or VRSC, introduced the 60-degree Revolution V-twin, an engine jointly developed with Porsche that was the first to be offered by Harley with overhead cams and liquid cooling.

After Harley-Davidson motorcycle road tests, the Heritage Softail Classic became Rider's 2000 Motorcycle of the Year because it introduced the more powerful, markedly smoother counterbalanced Twin Cam 88B V-twin, as well as a stiffer chassis, better brakes and other refinements.

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