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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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Harley-Davidson lineup gets darker and more powerful for 2016

H-D MY 2016

Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S Series Cruisers with Twin Cam 110s and Road Glide Ultra Lead New Models Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 23—Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson’s powerful new model lineup for 2016.   2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle highlights New ...

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Harley Wrecking Crew dominates at Black Hills Speedway: Jared Mees and Kenny Coolbeth Jr. top the podium

(L.–r.) Briar Bauman (third place), Jared Mees (first place), Kenny Coolbeth Jr. (second place)

Mees extends GNC1 points lead Rapid City, S.D., Aug. 4—Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Wrecking Crew rider Jared Mees dominated the 25-lap main at Black Hills Speedway to claim his first win of the season and extend his points lead in the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines flat track series. Mees led every lap of the main on ...

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Harley-Davidson: Officially opens Harley-Davidson Rally Point and kicks-off 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Showers of sparks as the chain snaps in two with bikes in the background. Photo courtesy of Toby Brusseau/AP Images for Harley-Davidson

Sturgis, S.D., July 31—Choosing steel and torches over ribbons, Harley-Davidson ignited its presence for the grand opening of the Harley-Davidson Rally Point and the official kick-off to the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Today marks the first of a 75-year partnership between Harley-Davidson and the city of Sturgis as the rally’s official motorcycle. A mecca for riders that provides a new ...

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Harley-Davidson P&A and MotorClothes Press Launch and Evaluation Ride: New year, new gear

FXRG Triple Vent System Switchback Jacket

Carson, Calif., Dec. 4—This year in addition to the bike roll-outs, Harley-Davidson held a separate presentation of their Parts & Accessories and invited THUNDER PRESS to check out the accessories and FXRG (Functional Riding Gear) products that increase comfort—with style—and enhance the riding experience for both rider and passenger. Factory representatives from PR, P&A, and MotorClothes explained how the VOC ...

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Matt Levatich named President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, Inc.: Current CEO and Chairman Keith Wandell to retire May 1

Milwaukee, Wisc., Feb. 4—Harley-Davidson, Inc. has named Matthew S. (Matt) Levatich, currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, to succeed Keith Wandell as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. upon Wandell’s retirement May 1, 2015. Levatich has also been elected, through Board action, to the Harley-Davidson Board of Directors. The leadership transition comes at a ...

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