Harley-Davidson is a major brand is embedded in a tough Motorcycles from the United States, founded by William Harley and Arthur Davidson. One of the founders of Harley-Davidson, Arthur Davidson was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on February 11, 1881, Arthur Davidson and his partner, William S. Harley, had the same idea to make a motorcycle, so in 1903, they founded the company under the name Motorcycle Harley-Davidson Motor Company, assisted by two brothers Davidson.
The American public will soon get acquainted with the name of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle brand that will grow rapidly become the most popular brand in the motorcycle world. Arthur Davidson was the youngest of three brothers. His father was a cabinet maker. Little is known about the early life of Arthur Davidson. Entering the late 18th century, Bike has been created and is rapidly growing in popularity across the United States.
It allows people to go farther and faster than ever before, and millions of people then make it as a new mode in bertransportasi. But this is just the beginning for the Harley Davidson and colleagues, who at the time was working as a maker of design and his childhood friend William Harley, who worked as a mechanic. In 1901 they were both looking for ways to make new ideas in terms of bertransportasi to make a motorcycle, which is publicly available and can be used by average Americans, allowing people to travel faster and easier than bikes. At that time, motor bikes have been developed in Europe, but to a limited extent, in the United States alone there have been about 10 years earlier but the motorcycle when it is not generally available to the public.
The next step of the Arthur Davidson is convinced government officials that the motorcycle had to change bikes at the U.S. Postal Service. In 1914 the Postal Service has more than 4,800 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the transportation fleet. When World War I began, nearly all Harley-Davidson motorcycles suspended production for the community, and only produced for the military and provide thousands of motorcycles in terms of supporting the war. during World War I, approximately 20,000 units of Harley-Davidson motorcycles are sent into battle. Although the remaining 14 600 units remain to be produced by the end of the war, Harley-Davidson turns like a star.
The motorcycle was received outstanding appreciation of the American people, as it is considered enough to help the "Uncle Sam" in the battle. Image "Motor Nationalist" was pinned to the motorcycle community. Crowded mass media discuss "greatness" Harley Davidson vehicles. The slogan "Uncle Sam's Choice; Harley-Davidson" was posted in one of the company's ads in the era of the 1920s. At that time, Harley-Davidson then started the golden age.
Harley-Davidson went on to become a legend and is able to outperform its competitors to become the largest motorcycle company in the world up to the present. By the time the war ended, Harley-Davidson has become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, and a motorcycle that can be purchased in more than 2,000 dealers in 67 countries around the world.
Over time, Arthur Davidson then started to reduce its activity in the company and the business that he pioneered and started spending more time in donating funds in the social field. He established a trust fund danmembeli a soil which is then donated to a Boy Scout camp and made a home in Wisconsin for the blind, as well as many other social enterprises. As at December 30, 1950, Arthur Davidson and his wife, and two of their friends in a car accident near Milwaukee. He left the kingdom motorcycle and a publicly traded company worth more than $ 10 billion. To honor his legacy, in 1998 he was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame with William Harley.