Harley: The Ultimate Machine
This comprehensive history of the Harley takes a close look at the world's most famous motorcycle manufacturer, from its humble beginnings in a garden shed in 1903 to the surging popularity of today. More than 250 color and black-and-white photographs of Hogs, Shovels, Panheads, and Softails provide a visual documentary of the bike's transformation over the years, while an absorbing text by motorcycle journalist and Harley enthusiast, Tod Rafferty, follows the fortunes of this fabled marque as it approaches its centenary.
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