This is a detailed chronological guide to the development of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, from the first prototype to the final model of the 20th century. Explore the extensive guide to model names which includes the year of manufacture and engine type. It features over 600 glorious photographs of the Harley-Davidson model, including the classic police bike which made their name and the latest Sportster range. This illustrated encyclopedia traces the enthralling history of Bill Harley and the Davidson brothers and the development of a motorcycle that came to personify America. So successful was it that it led to the formation of a company that has earned a special place in the hearts of motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide. Building on the Founders' original idea of producing reliable and sturdy bikes, Harley-Davidson came to the ultimate decision of giving its customers what they really wanted. The result, as everyone knows, are bikes of mythic status, imbued with a mysterious quality of their own and generating a passion in enthusiasts amounting to a love affair. From the classics to the latest Springer Softail, this book describes each model in extraordinary detail with over 600 glorious photographs and will be of interest to all motorcycle enthusiasts and Harley Davidson fans.
Peter Henshaw has for many years been a full time journalist specializing in cars and motorcycles. His many trips to the United States and the rest of the world have led to a further accumulation of knowledge on the subject, which has enabled him to write this wonderful, comprehensive book. Peter has also written The Encyclopedia of Cars and The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle (Lorenz Books). Ian Kerr is a full-time plice officer, and his keen interest in motorcycles, Harley Davidsons in particular, has made him extremely knowledgable. He is also a part time journalist and writer.