Harley Trivia

How Well Do You Know Your “Harley History”?

July Trivia Question

In 1957, Harley-Davidson created the bike that would boost them to stardom. This bike design is still in existence today. What is the name of this bike?

June Trivia Question

In which year did the first police department start using Harley Davidson motorcycles?

The answer is: In 1907, police departments started to use the motorized cycle to catch crimals at a quicker speed. They enjoyed the freedom that the cycle gave them. Thus, making their jobs easier. Even today police departments throughout the country still have policemen that perform their duties while riding a Harley-Davidson.

April/May Trivia Question

Harley Davidson motorcycles are affectionately referred to as HOGs.  Our Chapter is known as a Harley Owners Group: H.O.G.  However, was the term HOG in reference to the motorcycles coined from the Harley Owners Group, or did the HOG moniker come from another source?

The answer is: A group of Harley racers had a hog as their mascot.  Whenever they would win a race they would take a victory lap with the hog on the back.

March Trivia Question

Harley Davidson has not been the only manufacturer of motorcycles for the U.S. market.  Over the years there have been a number of competitors not only from the U.S. market, but the European and Asian markets as well.    In 1953, Harley-Davidson’s oldest competitor close its doors.  What was the name of that competitor?

The answer is: Indian Motorcycles


February Trivia Question

The Harley Davidson Motor Company is known for producing top of the line motorcycles since 1903.  When most people think of a Harley, they think of the distinctive sound of the V-twin engine.  (That is, unless they own a LiveWire!). 

But, did you know that Harley Davidson’s first motorcycles were not V-twins?  The trivia question for February is: “In what year did Harley Davidson introduce the V-twin engine as a regular part of their lineup?”

The answer is: 1911.  The V-twin was originally introduced in 1909, however it suffered problems and was withdrawn.  In 1911 a modified V-twin was reintroduced as a permanent part of Harley Davidson’s lineup.