All American motorcycle company. While the models of the 70's lacked quality, giving them a bad name, the company came under new management in 1981, and quality dramatically improved over the last two decades. Harley's are all about customization.

Instead of directly competing with their high speed Japanese rivals, HD exploits the retro style of the motorcycles to sell them. And if you take into consideration that even though Japanese bikes go approximately 50000000 times faster then a Harley, most roads have speed limits. This means that it doesn't matter a damn thing that your Honda or Yamaha can do 700000 mp/h, since you're only allowed to go 90, a speed no Harley has trouble reaching as well.

One thing that is a valid argument against Harley: the official Harley merchandise is ridiculously overpriced. A couple of hundred dollars for an official SD-card mp3 player? No memory card included? No thanks. However, if you're a millionaire, this shouldn't stop you from buying one of these bikes.

Well known models include the Fat Boy, Road King and V-Rod.
Alas, other Harley Davidson definitions still presume we live in the 70's. We don't. Welcome to the 21st century, where Harley's are good quality motorcycles again.
by Bas August 22, 2005
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The most effective way to turn gasoline into noise without producing any horsepower
Wow that Harley Davidson is as loud as a semi, too bad it doesn't have the horsepower to get itself up that hill!
by CrotchRocketer May 29, 2009
A once proud brand of motorcycles that were originally only owned by legit badasses back in the day. Sadly sometime in the `80s posers got into the act and Harley Davidson began to become more concerned with merchandising rather than building decent bikes and it became acceptable for doctors, lawyers, and fat bald guys having a midlife crisis to ride Harleys.

If you own a Harley Davidson edition anything you're not a bad-ass you're a pathetic poser urinating allover the once proud name of Harley Davidson. Fuckin' trendys always ruin everything.
Harley Davidson is now the very definition of selling out.
by DennisIsEvil July 14, 2006
A twenty cent motorcycle with a twenty grand paint job (that rust will come through given time) corners like a jellyfish on acid.
Tom's Harley Davidson had rust coming through the paintwork, and it cornered like a jellyfish on acid.
by Euromark December 04, 2006
Once a great bike that was ridden by the baddest of the bad asses but has evolved into being the 2 wheeled sofas of RUB’s.
If you want something with a radio, GPS, a heater, cruise control and back support you should buy a sedan, not a Harley Davidson.
by Mr Wall July 13, 2006
harley davidson motorcycles. a all bark no bite cry for attention, unreliable, sounds very annoying and cant jump out of its own way.. most harley davidson riders think american bikes are #1 hahahaha.....
buy a harley buy the best ride a mile walk the rest

harley davidson
by slow ej2 March 17, 2008
Myth: Harley Davidson's are made in the U.S.A.
Fact: Most parts come from Japan and Germany.
LOL at all Harley riders: the joke is on you!

P.S. My bike, '97 HONDA CBR-900RR, will destroy your Hardley Ableson for dinner on the street or at the track. Don't give me that long ride B.S. either, I ride for hours straight and only stop for fuel.
Harley Davidson's suck, end of story.
by NatassataN July 01, 2006
The most effective machine at turning gas into noise without the side effect of horsepower.
"You hear how loud that Harley Davidson was?"

"So? It's slow, heavy, and can't turn or brake"
by Sondebeech April 15, 2010
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