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Harley Davidson

From its humble beginnings in a Milwaukee wood shed in 1903, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle has gone from a couple test models to a publicly traded corporation worth billions of dollars. Commonly called “Harleys” and “Hogs,” Harley-Davidson motorcycles are American icons known for their patented, choppy-sounding engines and cruising potential.

Harley-Davidson was incorporated in 1907, and began selling motorcycles to the public and to police departments that same year. The company experienced steady growth, and later made cycles for the U.S. military during World War I. Despite sales and production dropping severely during the Great Depression, Harley-Davidson was one of two U.S. motorcycle manufacturers to survive the economic downturn. By the 1940s, the company resumed sales to the U.S. Army for the nation’s World War II efforts and subsequently grew its consumer sales again.

A myriad of motorcycles, parts, clothing, novelty goods, and accessories are available today, and can be purchased online or at swap meets, dealers, and aftermarket suppliers. Vintage items from the 20th century typically bring the highest prices, as well as anything created as an anniversary edition.


Quick Facts

  • The 1907 Harley-Davidson "Strap Tank" Single motorcycle is considered one of the most rare and expensive motorcycles in existence. In March 2015, one model sold at a Las Vegas auction for $650,000
  • The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin houses over 450 motorcycles and artifacts
  • Harley-Davidson once tried to gain trademark protection for the “thump, thump, thump” sound of its motorcycles, but dropped its application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, citing cost and agency opposition to be factors in the decision

Recommended Items at Auction

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2008 Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary Edition
Nov 05, 12:00 PM MST
2008 Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary Edition
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$4,25011 Bids
RARE PORCELAIN SIGN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES
Feb 12, 9:00 AM CST
RARE PORCELAIN SIGN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$2258 Bids
Vintage Cast Iron Toy POPEYE on Patrol Harley Davidson
Oct 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Cast Iron Toy POPEYE on Patrol Harley Davidson
by South Florida Auction & Estate Sale Services
Est: $6- $1,000
$227 Bids
Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Express Train
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Express Train
by Redding Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$453 Bids
Bicycle Shop Photographs
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Bicycle Shop Photographs
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $75- $100
$502 Bids
2 SIDED SIGN HARLEY DAVIDSON AUTHORIZED SERVICE
Dec 03, 9:00 AM CST
2 SIDED SIGN HARLEY DAVIDSON AUTHORIZED SERVICE
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$102 Bids
PAIR OF 1950'S HARLEY DAVIDSON LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
Oct 30, 3:00 PM EDT
PAIR OF 1950'S HARLEY DAVIDSON LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $250- $350
$1802 Bids
Harley-Davidson 1996 HO Milwaukee Express Limited Edition 7500 Train Set
Nov 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Harley-Davidson 1996 HO Milwaukee Express Limited Edition 7500 Train Set
by Redding Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$52 Bids
A Large Collection of Model Cars and Money Banks Incl. Harley Davidson, Hot wheels & Grace Brothers
Oct 31, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Large Collection of Model Cars and Money Banks Incl. Harley Davidson, Hot wheels & Grace Brothers
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD502 Bids
Harley Davidson Custom Folk Art Wooden Motorcycle
Nov 10, 2:00 PM EST
Harley Davidson Custom Folk Art Wooden Motorcycle
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$251 Bid
Harley Davidson Bicycle
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Harley Davidson Bicycle
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $300- $400
$1501 Bid
LOT (3) MOTORCYCLE ILLUS. 1913-1914
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
LOT (3) MOTORCYCLE ILLUS. 1913-1914
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$801 Bid
Harley Davidson Pneumatic Safety Bicycle
Nov 13, 10:00 AM EST
Harley Davidson Pneumatic Safety Bicycle
by Copake Auction Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0001 Bid
JAGUAR EFFIGY METATE, COSTA RICA.
Nov 04, 3:00 PM EDT
JAGUAR EFFIGY METATE, COSTA RICA.
by Quinn's Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Harley Davidson Leather Bike Mount Saddle Bags
Nov 05, 12:00 PM MST
Harley Davidson Leather Bike Mount Saddle Bags
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
2 Harley Davidson Plaques
Oct 26, 2:00 PM EDT
2 Harley Davidson Plaques
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$21 Bid
1952 Harley Davidson Hand-crafted Collectible Model Motorcycle
Nov 13, 2:00 PM EST
1952 Harley Davidson Hand-crafted Collectible Model Motorcycle
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $150- $300
$1000 Bids
3-Vintage Harley Patches
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CDT
3-Vintage Harley Patches
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $35- $45
$350 Bids
3-Vintage Harley Patches
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CDT
3-Vintage Harley Patches
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $35- $45
$350 Bids
3-Vintage Harley Patches
Oct 30, 9:00 AM CDT
3-Vintage Harley Patches
by Old Stuff For You
Est: $35- $45
$350 Bids
Signed Hardback Book Florence Nightingale at Harley Street Introduction & Signed by Sir Harry Verney
Oct 27, 6:00 PM BST
Signed Hardback Book Florence Nightingale at Harley Street Introduction & Signed by Sir Harry Verney
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £10- £14
£100 Bids
Mens Harley Davidson Skull Head Motorcycle Ring Size 10
Oct 28, 6:00 PM EDT
Mens Harley Davidson Skull Head Motorcycle Ring Size 10
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $150
$600 Bids
Mens Harley Davidson Skull Head Motorcycle Ring Size 10
Oct 28, 6:00 PM EDT
Mens Harley Davidson Skull Head Motorcycle Ring Size 10
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $150
$600 Bids
‘57 Chevy Harley
Nov 04, 6:00 PM CDT
‘57 Chevy Harley
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Harley Davidson


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Copake Auction Inc.

Copake Auction Inc.

Old Stuff For You

Old Stuff For You

Donley Auction Services

Donley Auction Services