Harley

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The angriest e-mail I've ever received

Published Sept. 1, 2018

I didn't expect to get this scathing e-mail over a ancient review of the puzzling Elton John concert at the Harley 100th anniversary. But I did. Enjoy it again.

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My favorite review, ever: Elton John silences the Harley roar

Published Sept. 1, 2018

I have a bunch of memories from that bash. I rented out my house to some bankers from Boston for $2,000. I got LASIK surgery that week, and spent the time recovering at my then-girlfriend-now-wife's house. But most of all, I remember "the show."

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House of Harley preps for roar of 115th

Published Aug. 30, 2018

There will be plenty of fun at House of Harley this weekend. They're bringing in Everclear as the music headliner on Sunday - but the 115th anniversary is also an opportunity to show off and sell new motorcycles.

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House of Harley announces new Milwaukee location

Published July 31, 2017

House of Harley-Davidson announced today that it will open a retail location near Bay View, adding to its dealerships in Greenfield and Racine. It will open in spring of 2018 at 2842 S. 5th Ct.

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Harley-Davidson marketing reportedly rides in new direction

Published Nov. 4, 2015

Milwaukee motorcycle maker and perennial party planner Harley-Davidson is making headlines for many wrong reasons lately with a disappointing quarterly earnings release, reports of job cuts at the home office, and now a big marketing department shake-up.

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Harley-Davidson goes electric (sort of)

Published Oct. 2, 2015

The ultimate American gas and oil motorcycle company Harley-Davidson is trying to "go electric" with its Project Livewire motorcycle.

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Harley Museum show traces the life and work of Hog icon Willie G. Davidson

Published June 12, 2015

This weekend, the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., launches its summer exhibit, which focuses on the life and work of Willie G. Davidson, grandson of one of the founders of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle company. Thanks to his creative design work and his efforts to buy back the company from AMF in 1981, Willie is, himself, an icon to Hog enthusiasts.

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"Mama Tried," but local ice bikers ride anyway

Published Feb. 19, 2015

The winter months are when most motorcycle riders protect their precious bikes in garages under cover, waiting for the snow, ice and salt to disappear by April - if they're lucky. However, for some riders, Wisconsin winters are a good time to catch up on motorcycle culture, enjoy events at their local dealerships or even ride outside on ice covered waterways. So, let's check in on how Milwaukee motorcyclists handle their winter withdrawals.

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Milwaukee motorcycle parties thrive in increments other than five

Published Aug. 17, 2014

Milwaukeeans know a good biker party when they see one. We only host one of the biggest biker bashes in the world when the Harley riders come to town every five years. While a post-Harley anniversary summer like 2014 sees a decrease in the motorcycle traffic around town, there is still plenty going on for riders and enthusiasts.

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Riders enjoy VIP experience at Harley-Davidson Museum on final stop

Published July 16, 2014

The week-long VIP, Harley-riding experience ended as it began, with a police escort, first, out of town from Joplin, Mo., to begin the journey on Route 66 last Tuesday. Three days later, it was down Canal Street onto the grounds of motorcycle Mecca - the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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Riders see Americana in action on "The American Road Tour with Bill Davidson"

Published July 15, 2014

Pontiac, Ill. wasn't supposed to happen on "The American Road Tour with Bill Davidson." It was going to merely host a quick stop and then riders would be on to another city. But tour organizers didn't count on Pontiac Mayor Bob Russell and the residents that know how to roll out a red carpet - and they keep it rolling.

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Route 66: Paved with characters and memories

Published July 10, 2014

When traveling historic Route 66, it's not so much the landscape littered with long-abandoned gas stations or antique cars scattered along the roadside, it's the journey through its cultural landscape that makes the memories. For veteran motorcycle riders, it is their mantra - it's all about the journey.

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Route 66: Getting our kicks

Published July 9, 2014

Two iconic figures intersect this week as Harley-Davidson riders led by motorcycle scion Bill Davidson take the road to discovery on Route 66. "The American Road Tour" was created by Davidson, vice president of the Harley-Davidson Museum and great-grandson of the company founder, and his team. Davidson said when he surveyed the mass of historic items from the new "American Road" exhibit (opening at the Museum this week) he realized that there was no actual "tour."