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Project RUSHMORE Experience: Full immersion

Laconia, N.H., June 11–18—Just like the rest of us, Harley-Davidson is stuck between the die-hard ultra conservatives and the vocal liberals. On one hand, to alter the design of their iconic product is akin to violating the freedom to ride, while on the other extreme new riders are demanding features generally found on foreign bikes. Project RUSHMORE was unveiled in ...

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Harley-Davidson racers dominate Flat-Track at X Games Austin

Austin, Texas, June 2, 2016— A trio of Harley-Davidson racers filled the medal podium as Harley-Davidson Flat-Track racing opened 2016 ESPN X Games Austin. Jared Mees rode a Harley-Davidson XR750 motorcycle to the win and an X Games gold medal following a race-long battle with Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Wrecking Crew rider Kenny Coolbeth Jr., who finished second to claim the ...

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Next generation, liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson XG750R Flat Tracker breaks cover at AMA Pro Springfield Mile

Milwaukee, May 26— A new-generation Harley-Davidson flat-track motorcycle is ready to race. The Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team is unleashing the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years, to battle in fierce, adrenaline-filled competition on dirt ovals across the U.S. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA Pro Flat ...

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Dudley Perkins Co. Harley-Davidson owner Tom Perkins, 58, passes away

South San Francisco, Calif., Dec. 22—Tom Perkins, owner of storied South San Francisco dealership, passed away Dec. 15 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His daughter, Nicole, posted this loving tribute on the Dudley Perkins Co. Harley-Davidson dealership’s website: Tom Perkins, better known as TP, was a proud husband, father, grandfather, friend and business owner. On December 15, TP lost ...

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Thanking those who protect and serve: Harley-Davidson offers free Riding Academy motorcycle training to first responders

H-D employees help announce offer by volunteering at local firehouses and police stations Milwaukee, Wisc., Nov. 17—Leading up to Thanksgiving, Harley-Davidson will expand its free Riding Academy motorcycle training offer to all first responders from January 1 to December 31, 2016. To unveil the Ride Free offer for police officers, firefighters and EMS professionals*, Harley-Davidson employees across the country volunteered ...

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Harley-Davidson extends offer of free Riding Academy training to all U.S. Military starting January 1

Harley-Davidson Motor Company Riding Academy

H-D to provide freedom of motorcycle riding to those who serve and have served our country Milwaukee, Wisc., Nov. 10—Harley-Davidson today announced the extension of free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all current and former U.S. military. The program is now available to active-duty, retired, reservists and veterans January 1–December 31, 2016. To continue its salute to the military, Harley-Davidson ...

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Harley-Davidson 2016 Model Year Press Launch: Adding to the options

A high mileage rider’s dream, the new 2016 Road Glide Ultra rates high on the list of “The most enjoyable Harleys on the planet”

Portland, Ore., Aug. 23–24—Within three hours after disembarking from a Texas-to-Portland whirlwind air trip, I had learned three important facts about the state. First, my Texas accent did not complement the name and I was quickly corrected. “It’s not ‘Or-ree-gone.’ We say, ‘Organ,’ like the body part.” (The earliest known use of this name was back in 1765 when a ...

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Harley-Davidson Museum celebrates Street Art during Milwaukee Rally at its Annual Custom Bike Show Weekend

Custom motorcycles, artisans, live music and more; free and open to the public Labor Day Weekend Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 28—We’ve been waiting all summer to throw the biggest party of the year. The Harley-Davidson Museum is the place to be this coming Labor Day weekend, when it hosts its annual Custom Bike Show Weekend during the Milwaukee Rally. The Weekend ...

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