Born in 1903, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States), Harley-Davidson is one of the most, if not the most, recognized motorcycle brands in history.

Its particular heavy aesthetic and artistic finishes have captivated thousands of people worldwide, making it an icon, but also a lifestyle and a culture.

«Today, we continue to define motorcycle culture and lifestyle, evoking soulful emotion reflected in every product and experience we offer, as we have for over a century and will for generations to come,» it read. on its website regarding its cultural impact, mainly in the US.

Harley-Davidson, the most recognized motorcycle brand in history.

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Now, there are many vehicles of this brand that have left their mark on history. We will tell you about three of the most important, according to the specialized automobile portal ‘Espacio Biker’, which cataloged the best Harley-Davidson motorcycles marketed in the first years of the brand’s operation -from its birth to the 1960s-.

Harley-Davidson, iconic brand.

D.A.H. Hillclimber, 1932

This model, specialized in racing competition, was of little production, with only 25 copies. The aforementioned outlet reports that it had a DAH engine, a pre-Knucklead 750 cc. OHV (overhead valve), parts that entail one of the company’s rarest models.

XA 750, from 1942

Known as the Experimental Army, it was created for the US Army for World War II, but never made its combat debut. There were 1,011 motorcycles manufactured with this model, characterized by having a 740 cc twin-cylinder boxer engine.

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FLH Duo-Glide, in 1958

Recognized for its innovation, for the time, it featured the first rear hydraulic brake and suspension from Big Twin engines.

«The Duo Glide is part of those historic motorcycles, due to the large number of innovations that they incorporated and that ended up being installed forever as standard elements in future models,» an article in EL TIEMPO can be read.

Writing THE TIME