A Brief History of H-D’s Single-Cylinder Motorcycles

by Bill Jackson, Senior Harley-Davidson Archivist In the midst of all the well-deserved praise given to decades of Harley-Davidson V-Twin engines, it can be easy to forget the many single-cylinder motorcycles that helped put Harley-Davidson on the map. The very first Harley-Davidson motorcycle (on display in the Juneau Avenue main lobby) was a single-cylinder motorcycle […] More »

  Comments | By - May 4, 2011

New H-D Cut Back Gloss Black Magnum 5 Custom Wheels

  Machined Details Reveal Bright Aluminum Below Gloss Black Finish The bold design of the new Cut Back Gloss Black Magnum 5 Custom Wheel ($449.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories is inspired by the steel of a large-frame revolver. This one-piece, cast-aluminum wheel features 15 individual spokes that converge to form five distinct columns. The […] More »

  Comments | By - May 2, 2011

2011 Harley-Davidson FLTRU Road Glide Ultra Overview

The 2011 FLTRU Road Glide Ultra from Harley-Davidson is one of the best visual displays the company has ever made. It offers classic styling, with powerful upgrades you can experience and enjoy. This is a new bike to the Glide series and is much anticipated by the Harley-Davidson community. Though a large touring bike, this […] More »

  Comments | By - April 29, 2011

How To Change the Brake Pads for Your Harley Davidson Dyna

Technical Drawing of a Dyna Front Brake Caliper  The Harley Davidson Dyna relies, like other motorcycles and vehicles on the road, on brake pads to help it stop in a controlled and efficient fashion. The brake pistons push up against the brake pads to create friction, which thereby slows down the spinning of the wheels […] More »

  Comments | By - April 22, 2011

2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Overview

The 2011 XR1200X is one of Harley-Davidson’s Sportsters and offers retro styling with signature H-D power. It’s a force to be reckoned with on the road and demands attention when it roars by. As a mid-range bike it’s affordable for every Harley lover, and a great intro bike to join the Harley family. Styling – […] More »

  Comments | By - April 15, 2011

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