Motorcycle Monday: Harley-Davidson Strikes Back

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The American motorcycle manufacturer is starting to turn things around…

After the news broke last October that Harley-Davison was pulling out of the Indian market, the widespread media reaction was that it would mark the beginning of the ultimate demise for the American motorcycle manufacturer. Sure, the Harley brand would live on, but it would be purchased by some foreign company, maybe an Indian one, and the operations moved overseas. It was an ill-informed view made by people who seem to have endless spite for Harley-Davidson and all it stands for, but thankfully that hot take didn’t age well. That’s right, here we are not even a year later and Harley-Davidson is surging against the odds.

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All that hand wringing about Harley-Davidson leaving the largest motorcycle market in the

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Harley-Davidson And The Korean War

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Learn more about a fairly obscure topic…

Growing up, my teachers pretty much skipped over the Korean War, as if it were a conflict which really didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. That is, of course, preposterous for several reasons I won’t get into here. Instead, the purpose of this article, which is appropriately publishing on the federally observed Independence Day, is to highlight the use of motorcycles on Korean battlefields. Just like the war in my classes, this is a topic often skipped over when discussing the history of military motorcycles, so I want to shed some light on the subject as a way to honor the brave men who fought and the many who died to secure freedom for the people of the South Korea.

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With plenty of harsh,

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Harley-Davidson launches cheaper LiveWire electric motorcycle

Maybe now you can snag a Harley.

The iconic American motorcycle brand announced Thursday a cheaper version of its original Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle that first came out in 2019.

The LiveWire One is priced at $21,999. That’s before federal credits for an electric vehicle purchase drops the price below $20,000. The original LiveWire e-motorcycle started at just under $30,000.

The One will be fast-charging compatible, going from 0 to 100 percent full battery in an hour, or 80 percent in 45 minutes. On a full charge the bike can go 146 miles.

While LiveWire One is the second Harley Davidson product with “LiveWire” somewhere in its name, it’s also the first bike from Harley-Davidson’s new standalone electric motorcycle brand named, well, LiveWire. The brand was announced back in May.

This branding scheme allows the new bike to be a fresh start of sorts. The original LiveWire ran into

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1952 Harley-Davidson Captain America Crash Bike

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This controversial motorcycle from Easy Rider appears once more…

Back in 1969 Easy Rider wowed audiences with its counterculture flair, making it a hit with people who favored a life of drug abuse, communal living, and the hippie movement in general. Now, the 1952 Harley-Davidson chopper Peter Fonda rode in the movie, which has become an icon itself, went to the auction over the weekend and people are losing their minds. That’s understandable, because the customized bike turned a lot of heads and helped further galvanize that outlaw Harley rider image which is still controversial today.

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Called Captain America, the Easy Rider motorcycle hails from the estate of Gordon R. Granger was auctioned by Cord and Kruse on June 5. It features a 74ci Panhead 45-degree V-twin engine,

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