Few makes of motorcycle arouse such conflicting emotions as Harley-Davidson. To lovers of fast, nimble sports machines in the European tradition, they’re slow, heavy and primitive. Others define the same characteristics as laid-back, solid and traditional, and are equally committed to motorcycling as conceived in Milwaukee. But considering the continuing popularity of the Hog clearly … Read more
Nowadays, Harley-Davidson are the iconoclasts of world motorcycling – a situation little different from the fifties. This particular model, the WL45 began life in 1929, continuing in production with only relatively minor modifications until the arrival of the ‘ K’ Model in 1952. For an entire generation, this was the Harley-Davidson, as American as apple pie.