Harleys at Work: Ice Cream Delivery Vehicle

You may have seen the Ice Cream Man From Hell selling his frozen wares from the back of his ’71 Servi-Car, but he wasn’t the first to use a Harley-Davidson to peddle ice cream.  In the 1920’s and 1930’s Harleys were often seen delivering all sorts of things, including ice cream, thanks to an option […] More »

  Comments | By - February 18, 2014

The Two Knucklehead Trikes of WWII

During WWII, Harley-Davidson made numerous prototypes hoping to land one of the many lucrative military contracts available to help the war effort.  They hit a home run with the WLA model and the dream of another huge contract kept HD engineers busy throughout the war.  One complaint that they US military had with motorcycles was […] More »

  Comments | By - February 13, 2014

Harleys at Work: The Topper H and Utility Box

  Harley-Davidson released the Topper in 1960.  It was powered by a single cylinder two-stroke engine mounted horizontally in the frame.  The 10 cubic inch powerplant could produce up to 9 horsepower using a high compression head and larger carburetor available only the “H” models.  It’s top speed was 60 miles per hour and boasted […] More »

  Comments | By - February 11, 2014

Half Harley, Half Tank

In the 1930’s, the Danish Army wanted to increase the range and mobility of their soldiers by purchasing armored cars.  Unfortunately, the Danish government was still reeling from the expenses of WWI and was not about to spend any more money on new military purchases.  In order to satisfy the government’s demands, the Army compromised […] More »

  Comments | By - February 6, 2014

Harleys at Work: Mail Delivery Vehicle

Less than 10 years after the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle had been produced, the engineers at the Motor Company were hard at work designing a new commercial vehicle.  They wanted to build something that had a larger payload, was easy to operate and could be targeted to some of their existing commercial accounts.  The result was […] More »

  Comments | By - February 4, 2014

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