Milan’s EICMA show. The middleweight bike’s frame cradled Harley’s new liquid-cooled Revolution Max V-twin engine in the smaller 975-cc displacement, promising more than 115 horsepower and 70 pound-feet of torque. At the same show, Harley showed its first adventurer tourer, the Pan America, which would fit the 1250-cc Revolution Max making at least 145 hp and 90 lb-ft. The company told the public that both bikes would launch this year. Since that event in Italy, Harley’s been through several upheavals, including replacing its CEO and reevaluating its positions globally, from products to manufacturing. As part of an overhaul called Rewire, the Milwaukee company said it would cut 30% of planned future product. As Motorcycle recently discovered, the cull apparently includes the Bronx.” data-reactid=”21″Late last year, Harley-Davidson took its new Bronx naked streetfighter to Milan’s EICMA show. The
Americans aren’t the only ones in love with vintage Harley bikes.
When you think of classic Harley-Davidson motorcycles, you probably automatically assume an American would be the only one interested in riding it. At least, you would if you believe the story some people like to push that in other countries Harleys are looked down upon universally. As you can see in the video accompanying this article, there are dedicated Harley-Davidson riders in other parts of the world like Japan, proving these bikes have a far broader appeal.
You can literally just sit back, relax, and just enjoy this video. Maybe consider putting it on full screen for a truly immersive experience. It might be the closest you get to riding one of these Harleys.
That melodic sound you hear is Harley-Davidson’s EL “hemi” overhead valve V-twin
Live history riding this little spaghetti hog.
Welcome back to the Motorious Motorcycle Monday feature where we take an interesting, unique bike from our inventory and highlight what makes it so compelling. Today we have a real relic from the past, something a portion of people have forgotten existed, while another portion probably want to forget it was ever made: the Harley-Davidson Aermacchi 350 Sprint. This is your chance to own an odd piece of two-wheeled history.
As you can clearly see, this bike is a far cry from the large hogs which made Harley-Davidson famous and dominate the lineup today. Instead, this slimmed-down design actually hailed from Italy of all places. With the onslaught of Japanese motorcycles in the US market back at the beginning of the 1960s, Harley-Davidson was at a loss for something competitive in