Interesting MB History

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by Leroybrown420, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    In 1903, three men from Milwaukee had a really unique view of what they thought motorized bicycling should be. In a 10 X 13 foot shed, with borrowed tools, and some metal, Arthur and Walter Davidson along with Bill Harley set out to build the very first Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
    Using only a three horsepower engine, the trio designed a unique loop frame, which would set it apart from any other cycle in its time. They would go on to build a total of three bikes in their first year. In 1907, the eldest Davidson brother, William, joined the team. Later that same year, after building 150 bikes, these four men followed their vision and incorporated what is today The Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I love the history of pre-1910 motorcycles. Most were pedal start.