September 4, 2008
Harley History – When Did Harley-Davidson REALLY Start?
HARLEY HISTORY IN QUESTION “SERIAL #1” ON DISPLAY AT THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM IN MILWAUKEE
According to official Harley history and the official Harley records Bill Harley and Davidson brothers created their first running motorcycle in 1903, a couple of years after the Indian Motocycle Company built a motorcycle in 1901. Yet rumors fly about the real Harley history and when the first Harley motorcycle was actually built.
If you are one to challenge the official harley history books you migth want to know why did the 1954 Harley motorcycles carry a 50th anniversary badge, when one would asume the 1953 model Harley would be the ones.
We reviewed a book called In The Creation in American Iron Harley magazine about challenges to the various “official dates” for when Harley really got going. All I can say is it is very much worth reading if you want the whole story on the birth of Harley-Davidson.
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