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The s were a tumultuous time in the United States, with most young American men serving overseas either in Europe or in the Pacific for the first half of the decade. When World War II finally ended inwaves of American GIs began to return home, ready to get a taste of that freedom they had been fighting for. To get a feel for the type of motorcycles that were roaring down the streets after our victories in Europe and the Pacific, I'll be reviewing a Harley-Davidson UL Bobber.
And after spending the day at the grand opening this weekend, we can say it's been worth the very long wait. Davidson the grandson of a Harley founderwas built on a former industrial site. Back in Junethe company broke ground with the spinning rear tire of a motorcycle instead of a shovel.
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The intake over exhaust IOE engine, also known as F-head and pocket valve, is a Four-stroke internal combustion engine of primitive design used in early Harley-Davidson motorcycles, beginning with the Model 7D. The design was also used in other motorcycles, and in car engines by various manufacturers. The intake valves are "overhead" located in the cylinder head and operated by rocker arms and pushrods from the camshaft in the crankcase, while the exhaust valves are flathead located in the cylinder or engine block and operated by the camshaft without pushrods or rocker arms.
Harley-Davidson's lineup features ten new motorcycle models, the biggest new-product introduction in the company's history. The Low is powered by a fuel injected cc v-twin and achieves 45 mpg city, 60 mpg highway. The Harley 48 joins the Dark Custom family, and boasts a "classic bulldog shoulders stance.
Motorcycles have evolved in countless ways since their creating near the beginning of the 20th century. Check out our motorcycle image gallery to see how this trend exploded into the coutless motorcycle models, choppers and sport bikes you know today. The very first motorcycle was built inbut the first Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, pictured here, was built in
Harley-Davidson, Inc. It was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depressionalong with Indian. There are owner clubs and events worldwide, as well as a company-sponsored, brand-focused museum. Harley-Davidson is noted for a style of customization that gave rise to the chopper motorcycle style.
At that time Bill Harley and Arthur Walter Davidson built a one-cylinder motorcycle for their own use. This motorcycle was well built and they ended up selling it. That put them in the business manufacturing motorcycles.