The Birth of a Legend
Harley Davidson sprang to life in 1901 when at the age of 21; William S. Harley laid out a set of blue prints depicting a design for an engine that would fit into a bicycle frame.
Three years later now 23, William S Harley teemed up with Arthur Davidson and introduced the first production Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
The first Harley Davidson was built in a wooden 10’x15’ shed with the words Harley Davidson Motor Company hand painted on the door. The bike was built for racing and had a 3-1/2 bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke motor6056431215