Harley Davidson Logo History
History of the Harley Davidson Logo
Have you ever wondered about the Harley Davidson Logo? Let's take a look back at the history of the Harley Davidson Logo. From the very first Harley Davidson Logo to the current Harley Davidson Logo. We will check out changes, meanings and the full history of the Harley Davidson Logo.
The Founders of Harley Davidson
The Men Who Started it All!
It was 1901 when a young man, barely the age of 21, dreamed up a unique motor that would change the world. That young man was William S. Harley. The motor was a 7.07 (116cc) cubic inch small engine used to power a bicycle. For the next two years, William Harley and his long time friend Arthur Davidson would tinker with their small engine powered pedal bicycle. Then in 1903, William, Arthur, Henry Melk, and Walter Davidson began improving their engine design and came up with a larger engine that had more power. It was this new engine that would go into the very first Harley Davidson prototype motorcycle.
On September 8, 1904, the first Harley Davidson motorcycle competed in a
All Image Credit: WikipediaMilwaukee motorcycle race held at State Fair Park. The motorcycle was ridden by Edward Hildebrand and came in fourth place. This is the first documented appearance of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the historical record.
History of the Harley Davidson Logo - The first Harley Davidson Logo was created in 1910
The Harley Davidson Logo is widely known as the "Bar and Shield" logo.
Harley Davidson made their logo famous by licensing their logo for all sorts of products and merchandise. (about USD 41 million income in 2004).
Unique Harley Davidson Logos
Each Harley Davidson dealership has its own personalized shop logo that sets it apart from every other dealership in the world
Harley Davidson 50th Anniversary Logo - To celebrate 50 years, Harley Davidson used this logo
In 1953, Harley Davidson celebrated 50 years of being leaders in motorcycle production. To celebrate such a historic milestone, Harley Davidson issued this anniversary logo design.
Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Logo - 1903 - 2003 marked 100 years for Harley Davidson
In 2003, Harley Davidson celebrated their 100th anniversary with a special logo to commemorate the historic event. The 100th anniversary Harley Davidson logo featured the classic Bar and Shields logo with decorative wings underneath. 1903 on the left side and 2003 on the right side with big 100 underneath. This was one of my favorite anniversary logos from Harley Davidson.
Harley Davidson 100 Years 1903 - 2003 - The Ultimate Machine 100th Anniversary Edition 1903-2003
Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary Logo
105 Years Anniversary Logo from Harley Davidson
In 2008, Harley Davidson put 105 candles on their birthday cake! To celebrate building motorcycles for 105 years, Harley Davidson changed their logo design. Setting their bar and shield logo inside a circle with a set of wings.
The Dyna Fat Bob, the Rocker and the Rocker C were available in limited-edition 105th Anniversary styling.