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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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5 GAL ROCKER OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES
Feb 10, 3:30 PM CST
5 GAL ROCKER OIL CAN HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES
by Millers Auction Co.
Est: $0- $0
$2759 Bids
Harley Davidson Aermacchi
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Harley Davidson Aermacchi
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$502 Bids
Harley-Davidson Metal Motorcycle Spinner/Church Key (TAC)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Harley-Davidson Metal Motorcycle Spinner/Church Key (TAC)
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$502 Bids
HARLEY DAVIDSON SECURITY GUARD BADGES
Nov 29, 3:00 PM EST
HARLEY DAVIDSON SECURITY GUARD BADGES
by Omnia Auctions
Est: $20- $40
$151 Bid
Real Photograph of 12-Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Real Photograph of 12-Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
1950's Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles Plastic Lighted Sign (TAC)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
1950's Harley-Davidson Motor Cycles Plastic Lighted Sign (TAC)
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Cycles by Van Poster w/Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Cycles by Van Poster w/Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Harley-Davidson Glass Stein & Marlboro Lighter
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Harley-Davidson Glass Stein & Marlboro Lighter
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $20- $30
$101 Bid
Harley Davidson Fender Mounter/Tire Driven Siren
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Harley Davidson Fender Mounter/Tire Driven Siren
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
1916 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Catalog
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
1916 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Catalog
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Harley Davidson Tela-Glide
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Harley Davidson Tela-Glide
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
HARLEY DAVIDSON CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 03, 1:00 PM CST
HARLEY DAVIDSON CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
HARLEY DAVIDSON CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 03, 1:00 PM CST
HARLEY DAVIDSON CABOCHON ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
Harley-Davidson Authorized Dealer w/Logo Metal Sign (TAC)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
Harley-Davidson Authorized Dealer w/Logo Metal Sign (TAC)
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
Harley Davidson Motor Cycles enseigne en fonte peinte
Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
Harley Davidson Motor Cycles enseigne en fonte peinte
by Millon Riviera
Est: €1,500- €3,000
€1,2000 Bids
Harley Davidson Motor Cycles
Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
Harley Davidson Motor Cycles
by Millon Riviera
Est: €1,500- €3,000
€1,2000 Bids
Harley Davidson Couple
Nov 30, 2:00 PM CET
Harley Davidson Couple
by Millon Riviera
Est: €1,500- €3,000
€1,2000 Bids
1957 Harley-Davidson Competition Models w/Racing Images Poster (TAC)
Dec 09, 10:00 AM CST
1957 Harley-Davidson Competition Models w/Racing Images Poster (TAC)
by Matthews Auctions, LLC
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids
ORIGINAL HOT CAST HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE BRONZE SCULPTURE
Dec 15, 10:00 PM EST
ORIGINAL HOT CAST HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE BRONZE SCULPTURE
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $575- $775
$3500 Bids
Hand Made Galvanized Harley Davidson Motorcycle Bike 3-D Oil Painting
Dec 01, 10:00 PM EST
Hand Made Galvanized Harley Davidson Motorcycle Bike 3-D Oil Painting
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
MENS HARLEY DAVIDSON SKULL HEAD MOTORCYCLE RING SIZE 10
Dec 01, 10:00 PM EST
MENS HARLEY DAVIDSON SKULL HEAD MOTORCYCLE RING SIZE 10
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $150
$600 Bids
HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR CYCLE RIDERS RING SIZE 11
Dec 01, 10:00 PM EST
HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR CYCLE RIDERS RING SIZE 11
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $0
$500 Bids
Mens Harley Davidson Skull Head Motorcycle Ring Size 10
Dec 08, 10:00 PM EST
Mens Harley Davidson Skull Head Motorcycle Ring Size 10
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $100- $150
$600 Bids

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