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1903 - In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Davidson brothers and William Harley founded Harley-Davidson. At first it was a joint amateur project, which they did in their free time.
1905 - The company has its first employee.
1906 - The first official offices of the company are created in Milwaukee.
1907 - The company was transformed into a corporation. The first president of the corporation was Walter Davidson.
1908 - Bill Harley decided to increase engine power through the use of twin cylinders located at an angle of 45 degrees. So the famous V-Twin engine appeared, which later became the Harley brand name.
1913 - The first motorcycle released has already changed several owners and has passed more than one and a half thousand kilometers, while maintaining operability. So from the first day of the company's existence, the main criterion for work has become the durability of the products.
1926 - An original fuel tank was installed on the new single-cylinder Harley, made in the form of a drop, revolutionary for its time, which significantly increased the aerodynamic properties of the motorcycle.
1969 - A merger with the American Machine Building and Steel Company (AMF), funds necessary for further development appear. However, this does not save Harley Davidson from a sharp drop in sales due to increased competition due to increased imports in the 1960s.
Then the leading managers of the company, including the founder’s grandson, designer Willy Davidson, buys the firm from AMF for more than $ 80 million. The quality of the machines began to improve due to the use of Japanese production methods and unusual technical solutions. The company produced motorcycles in retro style, which also brought them great popularity.
Today, the company sells about eighty thousand extremely expensive motorcycles a year. They are made to order, and the ordered model has to wait several months.