Harley-Davidson: Riding Into History on the Back of a H.O.G.

Ready for a ride? Well, who could turn down a ride on an iconic Harley-Davidson (HOG - Get Report) . The company, founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has a rich history dating back to 1901. That's when 21-year-old William Harley laid out a blueprint that would add a motor to a bicycle. Then, one year later Harley and Arthur Davidson built their first bike!

Who Invented Harley-Davidson?

While Harley and Davidson certainly got things going, they eventually had some help to get things that first motorcycle off the ground. The first bike was built in a small wooden shed with the words Harley-Davidson Motor Company scribbled on a sign above the door. Eventually, Authors brother William and school yard pal, Henry Meyer, joined the team.

What is the Oldest Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motor Company publicly released a racer bike. In 1906, the first Harley-Davidson dealership opens up and sells one of the first three production motorcycles ever made.

Harley-Davidson's Pioneering Women

In 1921 Harley-Davidson began marketing to Women as more than just passengers. Today, nearly 20 percent of women embrace the thrill of riding their own motorcycle. Celebrities have helped normalize riding for women.

Celebrities Who Ride Motorcycles

It certainly helps to have a celebrities showing off your goods. We see it all the time on the red carpet at the Oscars, Emmy's and movie premieres. But, can you imagine the value added when they are riding your motorcycle?

Here are a few celebrities who reportedly love their H.O.G.'s:

  • Pink. The rebellious rockstar reportedly rides a Sportster XL Iron 883N
  • Jillian Michaels. The exercise guru rides a V-Rod Muscle.
  • Cher. The superstar singer in her 70's has been a long-time Harley-Davidson fan and reportedly still rides now and then.

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