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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
 
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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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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 September 12, 2005
 
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The bike that made motorcycles cool. I don't hate crotch rockets, but I definitely hate dumbasses that say Harleys are unreliable and slow. Sure, they put out low quality machines when AMF bought the company, but hey, then don't buy one. I have never been on my Harley and had one of these jackasses talk shit about my bike, because they see I would not mind taking jail time to put them in the hospital. It's called maintainance- you know, working on your bike. It's not just buying a shiny fast rocket and a cool jacket and being a biker. If someone buys the right model and puts any time into it, its easy to make a Harley fast as hell.
dude that thinks he's hard: check out my rocket- it sounds like a weed wacker
dude that is hard: if you don't leave in 3 seconds, i will stab you
by jarhead May 04, 2005
 
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An American Made motorcycle that sound much better than crotch rockets do. Who cares if your shitty Honda goes 190 MPH the speed limit is 70. If you think Harleys are unreliable then there is a thing called maintenance... its when you keep your bike in good condition so it runs perfectly. Many companies try to imitate the Harley sound but they all fail and end up with a bike that sounds like a Hoover vacuum cleaner. Loud Pipes Save Lives
Friend- I have a piece of shit Japanese rice burner that sounds like a weed eater

Friend 2- Go buy a Harley Davidson!
 
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one of the best motorcycles ever made
those who dont agree with that more than likley have never
owned or even rode one
i ride my harley davidson daily
by camaromike August 16, 2006
 
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Milwaukee's finest.
From the early 1900s to the '70s they were THE bike in America. From the '50s to the '70s, Hollywood did a great job of screwing up the biker image and the public perceived mostly only badasses or Hell's Angels riding Harley Davidsons (and for that matter, motorcycles in general..of course it was pretty hard to look bad or anything but stupid on the Japanese bikes of the day). During the AMF years posers started trading in their Hondas and getting into the act. When AMF finally got out of the motorcycle business (good fuckin' riddance), the image of the badass biker finally started to fade and the Hawgs started getting better, everyone wanted a Harley again.
The older badass bikers still think that anyone not living on his bike is a poser. The weekend warriors and new Harley riders could give a shit and all of them know that Jap bike owners are Harley owner wannabes with shit paying jobs and no money.
Am I looking a second bike? Yes, a Ducati Monster. Can I afford it? Yes. Will I trade my Harley for it? SHIT NO!! I'll ride the Ducati when the soul is dark and the death wish is upon me (or I'm just pissed at the neighbor's cat for shitting in my yard), but I ride the Harley when I feel the need to live and be alive.
Shit, man...look at the dumb ass on his oil leaking, noisy, slow moving piece of crap Harley Davidson. Gawd, I wish I had one.
by Cap'nJack March 19, 2007
 
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The one that started it all. A rolling work of art. Envied by all who can't afford them. Made of steel, chrome and leather; not of plastic like Japenese kiddy bikes. Many try to imitate Harley but don't even come close. Nothing sexier then women Harley riders in all that leather. When children become men, they leave their plastic toys behind and then become Harley owners.
Leave the plastic toys for kids. Men ride Harley Davidson.
by Luedke June 12, 2006