San Diego Automotive Museum

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
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Harley-Davidson is an iconic American motorcycle manufacturer that has captured the imagination of riders for over a century.

The company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903 by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson, and quickly became known for producing rugged, reliable bikes that could handle the toughest roads and conditions. The Harley-Davidson brand has become synonymous with freedom, adventure, and a unique lifestyle that embraces the open road. From the classic designs of the early 20th century to the cutting-edge technology of modern bikes, Harley-Davidson has remained at the forefront of motorcycle innovation and style.

Our Harley-Davidson exhibit in the Museum showcases the brand's rich history, its cultural significance, and its enduring legacy in American popular culture.

On Exhibit:

  • 1916 Harley-Davidson V-Twin 16F
  • 1926 Harley-Davidson Model A "Peashooter"
  • 1970 Harley-Davidson XR 750
  • 1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition FLH80
  • 1997 Harley-Davidson FLSTF "Fat Boy"