My love for Harley-Davidson goes all the way back to when I was a kid growing up with a ’79 Low Rider that was literally a member of the family. I’m sure it got more baths than I did back then, many of them by me, as I was schooled in the art of wheel washing and chrome polishing. It was all worth it if I could get a ride around the neighborhood while the other kids looked on slack-jawed. I remember my step-dad’s pony tail slapping me in the head as I held on for dear life with an ear-to-ear grin. There’s an emotional connection with Harley-Davidson for me that I will take to the grave.

I am very excited to announce that this is a Harley-Davidson sponsored post to share the next chapter in the proud history of their innovation. Something big is coming that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Harley-Davidson in the past, chronicling their legacy of freedom and ingenuity richly preserved in their incredible Museum and archives. One thing that struck me was that Harley-Davidson was due for the next big thing. What would it be, and when? I can say with confidence that what they will announce on June 19th will live alongside, and go beyond, anything they have done to date. Please check back right here on 6/19/2014 to see what the buzz is all about. Until then, check out the video below–

Please check back right here on 6/19/2014 to see exactly what the buzz is all about.


  1. Did I miss something? What was the point of showing a speeding m/c hidden behind a Rt. 66 sign? If you’re going to show a new bike from HD, show the damn thing or quit wasting a video like this.

  2. Perhaps it will look like mine? (rarest HD around , i think !)

    MT-500 Dual sport Millitary HD !

  3. I owned and loved Harleys all my life then one day I drove BMW K bike and that was that. I don’t care what Harley builds I’ll ride a BMW.

  4. I grew up in the 50s when Harley owned the AMA. When they couldn’t build a competitive racer they had a displacement limit enacted handicapping the competition. I lost any respect I would ever have for the “Motor Company” (and the AMA) . Years later the vision of the VR1000 laying on it’s side a blaze in the Daytona infield was interesting. Can’t wait to see the new bike.

  5. Death of the air-cooled, carb bike? Emissions are a huge concern now. This could be the end for H-D making them.

  6. So many of us hoped that the VR1000 would be a guidepost for the future of HD, and when that failed to materialize we hoped that the V-rod might get things moving. I’m hopeful that HD will make a bold, sustained step here but worry that it will be another half hearted stab at a nebulous target that just ain’t quite what Harley folks care about anyway.

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