H-D® News


  • ONGOING: COVID-19 & H-D of Madison

    Thursday, March 19, 2020 | Nikki Hennenfent


    Ongoing information on what H-D of Madison is doing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Check regularly for updates.

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  • The HARLEY-DAVIDSON XR-750 – What You Need to Know (A Brief History)

    Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Ben Branch - Founder & Senior Editor of Silodrome

    H-D® XR-750

    In a roundabout way, we owe the existence of the Harley-Davidson XR-750 to the Brits. They didn’t design it or built it of course, but what they did do was complain – loudly and often – about the rules governing the Grand National Championship which excluded them (by design).

    Prior to 1969 the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) rules for the AMA Grand National Championship were deliberately structured to favor side-valve engines rather than overhead-valve engines.

    The result of this was to favor American made bikes such as those from Harley-Davidson with their side-valve engines, and to disadvantage the overseas competition which was mainly from British motorcycles especially Triumph, BSA, and Norton. The AMA rules prior to 1969 allowed side-valve engines of up to 750cc capacity but OHV engines were limited to 500cc. With their 50% engine size advantage the odds were stacked in the favor of the side-valve bikes.

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  • New Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary Model Celebrates an Icon

    Monday, February 3, 2020 | HDMC

    Harley-Davidson celebrates an icon with the introduction of the Fat Boy® 30th Anniversary motorcycle. Cloaked in dark finishes with bronze highlights and powered by a blacked-out Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine, production of the 30th Anniversary Fat Boy will be limited to 2,500 examples, each serialized with a number plate affixed to the fuel tank console.

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  • 15 Facts You Didn't Know About Harley-Davidson's FX Low Rider

    Friday, January 24, 2020 | Corinne Chrunik - hotcars.com

    H-D Low Rider

    The Harley-Davidson FX Low Rider can trace its roots back to the '70s, when H-D started offering it as a custom bike straight from the factory.

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  • New Screaming' Eagle® 131 Crate Engine Offers Big Power Upgrade for Harley-Davidson Touring

    Thursday, January 23, 2020 | HDMC

    Screaming' Eagle 131 Engine

    The Biggest, Most Powerful Street-Compliant Engine Harley-Davidson Has Ever Created

    MILWAUKEE (January 21, 2020) – Harley-Davidson offers power-hungry street riders a new performance option with the introduction of the Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight® 131 Crate Engine for Touring model motorcycles. The new 131 cubic inch (2147cc) V-Twin delivers the biggest, most powerful street-compliant engine Harley-Davidson has ever created*. The Screamin’ Eagle 131 is a bolt-in replacement for 2017-later model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles originally equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight Oil-Cooled or Twin-Cooled™ engine , designed to run at high RPM and provide a significant boost of torque from cruising speed. Riders of many late-model Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles will experience commanding performance from the moment the throttle is cracked open on the Screamin’ Eagle 131 engine, performance backed by the assurance of a factory limited warranty.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: First Harley-Davidson Branded GMC Pickup in History Introduced

    Friday, January 10, 2020 | HDMC

    The New 2020 Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra (White & Black)

    Harley-Davidson and Tuscany Motor Co. collaborate to forge new GM Truck

    Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Tuscany Motor Co. will introduce the first Harley-Davidson branded GMC pickup in history at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona in Quarter 1 of 2020. Only 250 Harley-Davidson branded GMC® Sierra® trucks will be available through select authorized GMC/Tuscany dealers in North America.

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    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | SuperUser Account

    Introducing the Harley-Davidson® Bronx™. Unapologetic attitude with the performance necessary to back it up. Torque, handling, and technology in a modern package. Middleweight has a new meaning.

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  • The Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ : COMING IN 2020

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | Daryl Strawhand

    The Harley-Davidson® Pan America™; equal parts campfire, wanderlust, and grit. This is our two-wheel multi-tool built to endure, designed to explore, and engineered for full-send.

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