Sunday, May 9, 2010

Motorcycle dealers

Motorcycle dealers are always on top of the market because of their product’s affordability.

The reputed motorcycle dealers in the United States are discussed below regarding their origin and why they are on top.

1. Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson, popularly known as a Harley, is an American manufacturer that is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They sell heavy weight bikes of over 750 cc because they are designed for cruising on the highway.

The company’s logo licensing will account for the company’s 5% net revenue that was actually estimated to be about $41 million just for last 2004 alone. William S. Harley first drew up the plans in 1901, at the age of 21 years. Thus, this engine was specifically designed for usage within a regular type of “pedal- bicycle frame”.

Moreover, over the succeeding two years, Harley together with Arthur Davidson, his childhood buddy, went to work on this motor-bicycle only with the use of a machine shop situated at the house of their friend.

It was then finished in the year 1903. This was with the assistance of Walter Davidson, Arthur’s brother. When they completed their so-called “power cycle” without the help of pedals, they quickly rode off their first motor experiment. Yet, the original Harley-Davidson type of motorcycle possessed a larger engine, which was estimated to about 24.74 cu. inches with a 9 ¾-inch flywheels and weighs 28 pounds.

In 1906, the company built their first factory on Chestnut Street, where in, 50 motorcycles were produced. In 1907, Harley graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. By the year 1920, Harley-Davidson was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world. Dealers in 67 countries sold their bikes and it can produce about 28,189 machines.

Furthermore, an association was established in 1983. This is in response to the growing breed of motor riders that believes in an organized way of sharing their passion and showing their pride. In 1991, H.O.G. went international with the first official European H.O.G. Today, more than 1400 chapters worldwide make H.O.G. In fact, it is considered as the biggest factory-sponsored motorcycle organization in the world and it even comes hand in hand with being the number one manufacturer in the world.

2. Ducati

Ducati’s headquarters is situated in Bologna, Italy. They gained their name in motorcycle racing and in the motorcycle industry as well. In the 1960’s, Ducati’s history started by having the then fastest ever regarded 250cc “road bike” available, the acclaimed Mach 1.

Hence, in the 1970’s they started producing their huge “displacement L-twin motorcycles”. Then, in 1973, it released the desmodromic trademarked valve design. Hence, Ducati is well known for their high performance bikes that are characterized by a large capacity four-stroke, 90-degree L-twin engines, and having the desmodromic valve.

1 comment:

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