|17 May, 2013 - China: Annual Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Gathering - China’s Sturgis|
|#Harley-Davidson #China - No matter where you are in the world, like-minded motorcycle owners will turn up at some annual event. The biggest is Harley-Davidson's Sturgis, and this Chinese event falls way behind in terms of participants.|
But in a country where a Harley-Davidson's import tax is as much as the motorcycle itself, it's only the rich that can afford it. And not many of them participate in these "rowdy" events... BTW is that the Village People in photo #10?
|15 May, 2013 - Video: Is This A Real Harley-Davidson Ad Or A Fake? Opinions?|
|#Harley-Davidson #Advertisement #Fake - Here's a TV commercial that has got me baffled. Is this a real Harley-Davidson motorcycle advertisement or just a fake? It's not in English, but that shouldn't matter.... just looking at the images makes me wonder if this is real.|
Somehow I doubt it... I don't think Harley would touch the subject. And what do the words say??? Anyone?
What do you think? Real or Fake?
|7 May, 2013 - This Made Me Smile - A Harley-Davidson Merchandising Idea|
|#Harley #Funny - When I saw this, I just had to smile. Many Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders cultivate the idea of a tough, hardcore, biker image. Mustaches (and you should see the men's moustaches), wild hair, tattoos, leather vests & chaps, scars... you name it. All for a tough biker image.|
.... and then they walk in with this Harley-Davidson Skull & Crossbones black bag. You'd expect the biker to open the bag and at the very least remove a beer bottle which they open with their teeth. Or out comes the knives, guns and brass knuckles. But no, you'd be wrong..............
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|2 May, 2013 - Beautiful Series Of Photos Of A Harley Motorcycle|
|#Photos #HarleyDavidson - A photo of a motorcycle is just that... a photo. But not all photos are alike, even if the subject of the photo is a motorcycle. Here's a site that has published a series of photos of one subject, a 1942 Harley-Davidson.|
The motorcycle is in dire need for some TLC, but the photos are a work of art. Beautifully framed and cropped, the light produces a great atmosphere.
|13 March, 2013 - USA: Cops In Richmond Prefer Honda Motorcycles Over Harley|
|It's a strange read when you see that in Richmond Country, Georgia, USA, the motorcycle police prefer Honda motorcycles over their Harley-Davidson ones, even if Harley has been a traditional supplier of LEO bikes since their existence.|
But according to the Richmond cops (and other places in the USA), although the Hondas are much more expensive, they are safer, lighter and easier to use. Also, an important factor is when in pursuit, the Harley takes its time, while the Honda reaches faster speeds much quicker. Also having a water-cooled Honda engine is a blessing when temperatures go over the 100°F. But according to the cops, the Harley looks better...............
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|7 March, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Dallas Dealer - Lifestyle|
|#Harley-Davidson - Here's a TV commercial from a Dallas Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer. Lots of girls in mini-bikinis, lots of platitudes (like brotherhood, individuality, etc), but at least we see girls riding a motorcycle, not just in bikini.|
I wonder if in real like there are these bikini-clad girls at the dealership??
|19 February, 2013 - Ad: Harley-Davidson Advertisement Honoring Jim Marshall|
|Back on April 5th, 2012, Jim Marshall, aka the "Father of Loud", passed away. Jim was the maker of the famous Marshall amplifiers for guitars, used by most famous (and also by many unknown) musicians the world over.|
Harley-Davidson's ad agency was quick of the mark, since they ran these ads the same day, asking the world to make noise (preferably with Harley motorcycles) to honor the man.
A fitting tribute to a man who made music hearable from far.
|7 February, 2013 - Video: Macho, Sexist, Harley-Davidson Dealer Commercial|
|Wow, in this day and age that something like this can get through.... it's a TV commercial from a local Harley-Davidson dealer in New York, and although it's got great image and music, it's pretty macho & sexist.|
A bunch of male Harley bikers gather at the local watering hole, and decide to go "fishing", which means finding girls and bring them back to the pub. None of the girls ride themselves, all are pillions, and one girl even leaves a sportsbike to go on the Harley. Does this mean that girls don't ride Harley? I don't think so..............
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|8 January, 2013 - Video: Harley-Davidson Make Your Own Noise|
|Okay, here's 1 minute of my life I'll never get back. It's a Harley-Davidson TV commercial (I think, but not sure), and it looks a bit like a sci-fi movie.|
The message is quite clever as is the final (and only) text, but to sit 1 minute watching two bikers walk to their motorcycles is waaay too long. The whole advertisement is 1 minute 15 seconds.
|13 December, 2012 - Xmas2012: Use Harley-Davidson To Keep You Warm This Winter|
|There are parts in this world where the winter can be harsh and cold. Cold enough to curl up next to the fire to keep warm. But usually a fire isn't enough to keep you warm, and when you don't have a fireplace, then you've got a problem.|
Putting your beloved one over you (beloved = motorcycle) is not going to be easy, nor very warm. But this Christmas gift might just do the trick.
The Harley-Davidson Fleece Blanket, or pop-up hamper...........
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|12 December, 2012 - Xmas2012: Harley-Davidson Earrings|
|Okay, if you really want to show the world and his dog that you are into Harley-Davidson motorcycles, this gift is for you (or for someone else who is).|
A pair of stud earrings with the famous Milwaukee based motorcycle manufacturer's logo, in their original colors. The studs are made out of surgical stainless steel...........
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|22 November, 2012 - Video: 2 Harley-Davidson Ads Featuring Guitars|
|Here are two TV commercials from Harley-Davidson featuring guitars. The first one, I presume is from the USA, features a guitar that "plays" motorcycle music, ie, engine noise. Clever, but not as good as the second one.|
The second one is from South Korea (although it looks like they're playing at Stonehenge) and there they've used the sound of the motorcycle engine as part of the guitar music, using the engine as beat for the music. Nicely done.
|14 November, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two Commercial|
|Over the years we've become used to pretty bad TV commercials from Harley-Davidson, but over the last year or so their ads have improved dramatically. At the same time, Harley changed their advertisement agency... coincidence? |
Here's a pretty good TV commercial for the Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two model year 2012. The advertisement is "moody", set by some great music by Heath & Errol (a music group I could not find anywhere on the internet). The first part of the video, you don't see any motorcycles, then it's a nicely captured motorcycle ride.
|31 August, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Stereo Typical|
|Some 6 months ago, Harley-Davidson released a YouTube commercial for their lifestyle. They called it #StereoTypicalHarley, and the video clip entails several Harley riders, male and female, on their motorcycle with their social address shown (in this case Twitter). This is then followed by the person's occupation or main point.|
It's an interesting concept, since they show all different kinds of people and their jobs, from students to police officers, all tied together with some music which goes faster and faster.
|19 July, 2012 - Harley: When One Engine Is Not Enough For Your Motorcycle|
|I would have thought that nowadays motorcycle engines were big & powerful, and that you didn't really need more. But I was wrong.... meet the Harley-Davidson with TWO engines |
The double engined motorcycle can be found at the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee.
|17 April, 2012 - "Big" Harley-Davidson Gathering In Cuba|
|I guess that in Cuban terms, 100 or so Harley-Davidson motorcycles is enormous, but still it's nice to see this (Sturgis need not to worry). Remember that these guys & gals can not buy new motorcycles, so they need to keep restoring the old bikes. |
I bet you that most Cuban bikers are very skilled mechanics...
|10 April, 2012 - Ad: Harley-Davidson Riders Use Blow-Up Dolls ?|
|Funny. Turkish PR firm, Big, made this print advertisement which is funny, and well thought out, especially if you look at the text. |
The Harley-Davidson ad reads "Nothing can replace the real one. Use original Harley-Davidson parts". Smart if you look at the pillion passenger...
|29 March, 2012 - Video: Finally A Good Harley-Davidson Commercial|
|It has been a while since I've seen a good Harley-Davidson motorcycle TV commercial, in fact it has been a VERY long time, but this advertisement does the trick. |
It's not a "in your face" ad, nor is it about having an alternative lifestyle, but more subtle, and more realistic. It's about dreaming, and tht's what motorcycle riding is all about.
|27 February, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson, Made In America|
|The video below is not a TV commercial for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, like we've seen so many before, usually quite bad. But in fact it's more an infommercial for manufacturing in the USA, using Harley as example.. |
The segment is well done, highlighting the virtues of Harley's know-how in manufacturing motorcycles, all made-in-the-USA.
|15 February, 2012 - TRT: The Tilting Harley-Davidson Motorcycle|
|Jim wanted a nice trike, and wanted it to be Harley-Davidson motorcycle based. He teamed up with Too Kool Cycles, and made this funky trike, but with a twist... |
Instead of putting the third wheel in the back, he put it in the front. And to make the trike act more like a motorcycle, the front wheels tilt when you lean it into a curve. It'll angle up to 25°.
What's even nicer, he's gone into business. He is planning to sell the TRT as a kit for late model Harley-Davidson Tourer models.
|31 January, 2012 - Ads: Harley-Davidson - Hand-picked|
|I really don't understand the Harley-Davidson advertisement philosophy. Their main thread is rebellion; being a bad person. So does that mean that Harley motorcycle riders are all bad people? Because that's what their ads say. |
Here are three print ads from McCann-Erickson in the UK. The first one is actually pretty good, the other two expand on the main theme and the message gets lost.
|24 January, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson Multiple Lovers Ad|
|This Spanish TV commercial is not a real Harley-Davidson TV advertisement, but it could have been. It's very much in style with previous Harley ads. |
Nicely done, quite professional, it shows a young guy on his Harley motorcycle going from woman to woman....
|17 January, 2012 - Ads: Harley-Davidson Spirit - Baby and Tattoo|
|Again, Harley-Davidson is seen promoting the Harley motorcycle lifestyle, not their motorcycles. In these two print advertisements, made in Brazil by Momaprograganda, they're showing the future Harley riders. |
The first one is not bad, the second one is just plain weird. The first one, a kid pasting fake tattoos is kind-of funny, but as someone pointed out at the source site (see Via: below), you'll notice that there aren't any motorcycle in the tattoos, just a few cars.
|13 January, 2012 - Video: Harley-Davidson Cologne - Bad Ass Smell|
|I'm sorry, but this just doesn't do it for me. It's kind of funny, but the tag line works against the product. The product is Harley-Davidson Cologne, and saying "Bad Ass Smell" is like saying your perfume smells of a public toilet.... not nice. |
I realize that Harley is playing on the tough as nail biker image they portray in all their advertisements, and it probably works for motorcycle sales, but for perfumes? It's almost an oxymoron, "bad ass" biker perfume.
|19 December, 2011 - Xmas2011: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle - Share|
|You might lust after a Harley-Davidson motorcycle but can't afford one. Or you could be a proud owner of a Harley, and want to make sure you are reminded of your ride. |
Or maybe you know someone who has a Harley, and this is a great gift for Harley lovers.
It's a single share in the Harley-Davidson company. The real share can be purchased on its own, or better yet, framed. Remember, if you go and buy shares in Harley via a stock broker, you'll never see the paper work. It's all done electronically, so you'll not have anything to hang on your wall. This is a real share in Harley's stock.
|4 October, 2011 - Ads: Harley-Davidson - Just Do Not Get It! Help|
|Below are two print ads for Harley-Davidson in Colombia. The ads were made by Publicis who have made some very good commercials for Harley, but these has got me totally confused. |
What are the messages?
|27 September, 2011 - Ad: Harley-Davidson - Scratch and Lose|
|Interesting concept to advertize scratch-free motorcycle helmets by Harley-Davidson from Colombia. |
They used a scratch card (the kind where you scratch away zones) to unfold a story. The ad had enormous positive results in their sales.
|8 September, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Goes To The Dogs|
|In a surprisingly good TV commercial, Harley-Davidson shows that it still has it in making good ads. Or maybe it's because they have recently changed PR/Ad agency. |
This TV spot is made by Victors & Spoils in the USA, and shows that motorcycle riders love dogs..... funny and well done. Positive message, even to cagers.
|11 August, 2011 - Give Your Friends A Harley-Davidson Toilet|
|A Harley-Davidson crapper... What will they think off next? |
If you're a lover of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, would you use such a toilet? It would seem like a desecration to me.
|7 July, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Sportster - Not For Everyone|
|Back in the days that Harley-Davidson still made reasonably good motorcycle TV commercials... here's one of them. Not that it's mind blowing or well done, like the Bajaj ones, but it's not bad. |
This is not aggressive, and though it doesn't say much, it says a lot by not saying much. Confused??
|6 July, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Timpanogos With Curt Doussett|
|A pretty good Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer TV commercial, not one of those where the owner shouts their stuff on TV, but one that has a story. |
It's from Utah motorcycle dealer Timpanogos, and it stars actor/TV presenter Curt Doussett.
|29 June, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Drive Your Heart|
|Another TV commercial from Harley-Davidson motorcycles, without showing motorcycles or even bikers, and excluding women. |
Very generic ad for Harley... just words.
|18 May, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson 250cc Motorcycle TV Ad|
|When one says a 250cc Harley-Davidson motorcycle, you already know that we're not talking about a recent motorcycle. |
Here's a TV commercial for a 250cc Harley/AMF bike. I just love their slogan... just watch it..
|15 April, 2011 - Video: A Shiny Harley-Davidson|
|Here is a Harley-Davidson product for all. Well... it's a TV advertisement from the year 2000 for a Harley-Davidson. Not the motorcycle, but for a Rayovac flashlight. |
Actually, the ad is not bad, not because of the great images, but the words they used to describe their product. The Harley/Rayovac flashlight is not made anymore, so it can't be bought.
|23 March, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Black Label Clothing|
|A new Harley-Davidson advertisement, but not for their motorcycles, but for their new clothing line; Black Label. |
Still quite aggressive, but better than a few years ago...
|16 March, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson - Life Is A Highway|
|Nice Harley-Davidson motorcycle ad, if it is an official Harley ad? |
It's a bit artsy, but the story is good. Why work the same humdrum job if you can go riding?
|22 February, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Triple S Ad|
|Motorcycle dealer's TV commercials usually suck, but this one, Triple S - a Harley-Davidson dealer, is good and even funny. |
It's an older one, and it's for Christmas.
|18 February, 2011 - Data Management On Your Harley Using iPhone|
|You too can have a glass cockpit on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Just like the upmarket cars, you can view your important data on your iPhone while riding your Harley. |
Easy to install, no fuss, just look at your data on the run. Perfect and not expensive.
|9 February, 2011 - Video: Harley Davidson Welcome To The Club|
|A Swedish Harley-Davidson motorcycle (dealer) TV ad, including an animated character. |
It also includes the one piece of music that is used over and over again with motorcycle ads.
|4 February, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Cages|
|Here's a good TV ad from Harley-Davidson motorcycles. |
It uses the biker slang for "cars", being cages. Funny, seeing all sorts of vehicles driving around in a cage.
|25 January, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson Life Coaches Ad|
|Not a bad Harley-Davidson TV ad. I don't know when this ran, but it looks recent. The message is clear, it's a bit like the motivation posters saying "you never see a motorcycle at a psychologist office". |
The ad shows you many statistics of American trying to "feel" good, like shrinks, botox, self improvement even pedicures, but if you really want to feel good, but a motorcycle!
|4 January, 2011 - Video: Harley-Davidson, Women & Motorcycles|
|Women have been riding motorcycles for quite some time now, but it is only recently that Harley-Davidson has woken up to that idea. |
Now Harley is promoting females riding motorcycles, and here's one TV ad to prove it.
|15 December, 2010 - Harley-Davidson Handlebar Calendar|
|An Italian PR agency produced an interesting 3D style calendar for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Each day (or month) shows a different scene from one the road, and with the "real" motorcycle handlebar in front of the photo, it's as if you're riding. |
|7 December, 2010 - Video: Nice Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Dealer Ad|
|Harley-Davidson Motorcycles over the last few years has had some pretty bad TV ads, but their dealers have done better, and probably with less money. |
Here's a nice Christmas ad from a Canadian motorcycle dealer, Heritage Harley.
|30 November, 2010 - Christmas 2010: Motorcycle Gift Ideas - Plates|
|The first of many articles giving you ideas what to buy for Christmas for a motorcycle lover. But please remember, what one person thinks is supercool, another might find lame. Taste is personal. |
Here's the first Christmas gift idea for motorcycle lovers: Harley-Davidson dessert plates.
|23 November, 2010 - Video: 2 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle TV Ads|
|Two older TV ads from Harley-Davidson motorcycles. |
One older one from 1991, made to look even older, the other slightly never, corny but still slightly funny.
|18 November, 2010 - DVD Review: Harley-Davidson The Spirit Of America|
|A quickly to be forgotten DVD documentary about Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the spirit of America. |
Boring and pretty badly done, it's more about a dealer in Arizona than the spirit of Harley and America.
|17 November, 2010 - Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and Apple iPhones|
|How about that? You can now combine two status symbols; Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Apple iPhone. |
Hell's Foundry are making a replacement fuel tank console that not only accommodates your iPhone, but also charges it on the go.
Now you have no excuse to update your twitter while riding your Harley motorcycle.... NOT
|2 September, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Cigarettes Ad|
|Here's a special TV ad. It's from Harley-Davidson in Japan, and it's promoting Harley cigarettes, not motorcycles. |
I didn't even know that Harley sold cigarettes.... but there you go. At least, they're "mild"...
|24 August, 2010 - Missed Out Riding In Europe On A Motorcycle? Harley To The Rescue|
|Harley-Davidson France have released an incredibly well done web site, showing you a 7 day trip through the Southern part of France and the Northern part of Italy on a Harley motorcycle. |
The video is very well done, not only does it show you the scenery, but you can drag the video to look around you in a 360° scenery. Want to see the rider, or the sky, or side scenery...? No problem. All in HD and full screen. It's like being there.
Very nice way of riding in Europe without the cost.
|24 August, 2010 - Ad: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles - Fear|
|Funny but not official ad for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It's from a school (yes, they do teach advertising in schools). |
You need to see it big before you get the message...
|20 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Dealer - Anti-Ecology|
|A TV ad for a San Diego Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer.... |
I don't know if he's serious or not. He does say the anti-ecology things with a smile....??? What do you think?
|13 July, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Grandpa Story Ad|
|Nice TV ad from Harley-Davidson. |
I'd say this is an older one, not like the ones they are making currently. It has a nice touch to it. Cute.
|6 July, 2010 - Ad: Harley-Davidson Fan|
|Nice print ad from a Ad School in Buenos Aires for a Harley-Davidson Fan, not one for your motorcycle, but for the couch. |
I don't think the product actually, exists, but the idea is clever.
|18 June, 2010 - Video: Are Harley Motorcycle Riders Gay?|
|Is this TV ad saying that Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders are gay? |
Real TV ad, but done in a not-so-serious tone, ie gay (they other kind).
|18 June, 2010 - Donation Of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles To....?|
|This time a bunch of Harley-Davidson motorcycles aren't donated to some third world country in dire need of equipment, but instead have been donated to an American city's police force. |
What a strange world we live in...
|31 May, 2010 - Want To Buy A Harley-Davidson Bar|
|Here's a bar up for auction in Atlanta that would not look out of place in a motorcycle garage, the Harley Pub-Bar. |
However..... your garage needs to be pretty big, as does your wallet...
|26 May, 2010 - Video: An Honest Harley-Davidson Motorcycles TV Ad?|
|Funny, and very fake Harley-Davidson motorcycle TV ad. |
But wouldn't it be great if motorcycle manufacturers were forced to make honest TV publicity about their motorcycles. Tell you the way it really is?
|16 April, 2010 - Nice Idea: ChatRoulette and Harley-Davidson Motorcycles|
|What a great idea to pass your message to young and connected people. |
A PR agency in Germany made a sign for Harley-Davidson motorcycles, placed it in front of a webcam, and subscribed to ChatRoulette.
Simple, cheap and very effective. Have a look.
|22 February, 2010 - Video: Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight Motorcycle Ad|
|Harley-Davidson have a new motorcycle, and therefore they have a new commercial. |
The ad for the H-D Forty-Eight is much better than what we've been seeing from Harley. Nice and crisp with a good tune.
|16 December, 2009 - 18 Harley-Davidson Print Ads From Around The World|
|Harley-Davidson motorcycles not only places as on the TV as we've seen. They also have a lot of ads in magazines and billboards around the world. |
Here are 18 ads I've found from around the world that were quite good (others are pretty bad).
|10 December, 2009 - Christmas 2009: Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Gift Ideas|
|Shopping for Christmas gifts for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lover sounds easy but it's not. That's because of the sheer volume of Harley branded gifts out there. |
Here are 10 gift ideas for a Harley motorcycle owner, or lover.
|15 October, 2009 - Buell Motorcycles The End, MV Agusta Looking for Buyer|
|Harley-Davidson has announced that it is closing down Buell motorcycles, end of the line for the motorcycle manufacturer. |
Harley also announced that it is going to sell off Mv Agusta in a restructuring effort to stay alive.
Bad news... very bad.
|12 October, 2009 - Harley: Funny French Print Ad|
|Funny Harley-Davidson print ad found in one of the French motorcycle magazines. |
Sexist ? Yeah, but funny....
|5 October, 2009 - Harley Motorcycles Everywhere, Even Lebanon|
|Harley-Davidson has really become a brand like Coca-Cola and McDonalds. They are everywhere, and known everywhere in the world. |
Here the HOG group in Beirut, Lebanon.
|23 September, 2009 - Not So Strong Harley Motorcycle|
|English artist, Chris Gilmour, makes objects out of paper and cardboard. |
Here's a Harley motorcycle he's made, which looks very, very, good. Excellent workmanship.
|21 August, 2009 - Harley-Davidson To Flood India With Motorcycles|
|Harley-Davidson is looking at penetrating the Indian motorcycle market. There's even the possibility that they will start assembling their motorcycles in India. |
So maybe around 2010-2011 we'll see Harleys riding around in India.
|3 August, 2009 - Europe’s Sturgis: Harley Days In Hamburg|
|Europe has the equivalent of Sturgis, but a tad smaller. Harley Days are organized in June in Hamburg, and end July in Berlin, Germany. |
Some 300,000 motorcycle, riders and visitors attend from all over Europe.
|28 July, 2009 - Harley-Davidson iPhone Clock|
|Combining two of the big American icon, Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Apple's iPhone/iPod gives you a Harley shaped headlights that functions are radio/alarm/clock with either the music from your Apple gadget, or it plays the roar of a Harley motorcycle. |
If that doesn't wake you up.. what will??
|26 June, 2009 - The Eternal E10 Fuel Debate - Harley’s View|
|Harley-Davidson and Buell have announced in France that it is OK to put the E10 bio-fuel in their motorcycles. |
But.. as long as it is injection and you don't mind a few hiccups. Also, don't leave the fuel for too long in your gas tank...
|29 May, 2009 - Video: Harley-Davidson From Cascade|
|Here are three TV ads from Harley-Davidson Cascade dealer, all the same style, music and message, showing in a good way why we motorcycle riders stand out in a crowd. |
This is what makes us special!! Good ads!
|16 February, 2009 - Contest: Name That Harley Motorcycle Hearse|
|A funeral home have gotten themselves a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse and they want to name it. |
Here's your chance to vote for a name for the "Beast".
|16 February, 2009 - Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Going Bluetooth|
|Harley-Davidson motorcycles have released their version of a Bluetooth helmet headset. |
Using the Bluetooth 2.0 protocol, it allows you to listen to stereo music, talk on the phone or listen to your GPS give you navigation instructions.
The unit is rain proof, and can be moved from helmet to helmet.
|23 January, 2009 - Harley-Davidson Hit By Slump - Cutting Jobs|
|Harley-Davidson sold far less motorcycle during the last quarter of 2008, and is suffering. |
They have announced the closure of a motorcycle plant, shedding 1,100 jobs in the process.
|22 January, 2009 - Harley-Davidson Original Publicity Stunt|
|Harley-Davidson Switzerland had an original idea to introduce their latest motorcycles to the country of cheese and banks. |
They placed motorcycle grips on the tram's handlebars. Not bad idea!
|18 December, 2008 - XMAS 2008: Leather Motorcycle Wallet|
|Christmas 2008 Ideas |
Every time you grab your wallet with this present you'll be reminded about the love of your life.
And I don't mean your spouse, kids or dogs.
|11 December, 2008 - XMAS 2008: Harley-Davidson Archive Book|
|Christmas 2008 Ideas |
Getting gifts for Harley-Davidson motorcycle lovers is easy. Here's an enormous book (400+ pages), with hundreds of color photos of their favorite motorcycle.
Brand new, it's called the Harley-Davidson archive book.
|10 December, 2008 - Harley-Davidson Gives Away Motorcycles|
|Harley-Davidson are giving away free motorcycles. |
Three motorcycles have been given to China's Police force.
Is that what they call "FREE SAMPLES"...??
|8 December, 2008 - XMAS 2008: Harley-Davidson Monopoly|
|Christmas 2008 Ideas |
Imagine the hours of fun after your Christmas dinner with the family or friends playing with this Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Monopoly!
Everything is centered around motorcycles on this popular board game.
|16 September, 2008 - Official Harley-Davidson Motorcycle YouTube Channel|
|Harley-Davidson motorcycles have launched their official Harley channel on YouTube. |
You can now enjoy their videos and the rider's video, and chat with other like minded motorcycle riders.
|3 September, 2008 - 2 Seats Not Enough On A Motorcycle? Want 5? No Problem|
|Sometimes 2 or even 3 seats just isn't enough on a motorcycle. If you got a SWMBO and 3 kids, you've got a problem. |
But not for this Harley-Davidson dealer in the USA. Using 4 engines, he made a single motorcycle with 5 seats.
Oh yeah, he also used a beer keg!
|7 August, 2008 - Video: Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Clothing Ad|
|Funny enough Harley-Davidson motorcycles ads dating back to 1996. It's for their clothing product line. |
It'll ring a bell or two for anyone who travels through airports.
|11 July, 2008 - Harley Davidson and MV Agusta: Marriage Made In Hell?|
|So Harley-Davidson and MV Agusta are getting married, and they haven't even been engaged. |
To me, here on the sidelines, it looks like a marriage made in hell. What can Agusta bring to Harley? Harley is already on shaky financial grounds. Someone with a double PhD in economics please explain....
|30 June, 2008 - Video: Harley Dealer Ad - Lemmings?|
|A TV ad from a local Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer in North Carolina. |
The whole clip gives a surreal impression of lemmings... a scary sci-fi movie..
|2 June, 2008 - Harley-Davidson Gas Mileage Ad|
|Harley-Davidson has an interesting print ad, comparing mpg (miles per gallons) between a Harley motorcycle, a Prius and normal cars. |
Guess who has a better mileage... ?
|16 April, 2008 - Harley-Davidson Bicycle|
|You too can be the proud owner of a Harley-Davidson. But not a motorcycle... a bicycle! |
No, Harley is not abandoning building motorcycle for bicycles. They used to make bicycles back in 1917-1918, but stopped since no one was interested in buying them.
Except maybe this person, who is auctioning off the 1918 girl's model.
|8 February, 2008 - Video: Harley-Davidson Merchandising: WTF?|
|Here's a Harley-Davidson TV ad that totally escapes me. I just do not understand what they're trying to say. |
Is this a real Harley ad? Did anyone see it air? What's the meaning?
|8 December, 2007 - Video: Hells Bells Harley-Davidson Christmas Ad|
|A special, for Christmas, Harley-Davidson TV ad, done in that special Harley style we all love to hate. |
Introducing Biker Santa, bad boy....
Don't show this to your kids.
|6 December, 2007 - Christmas 2007: Harley-Davidson Gift Ideas|
|Harley-Davidson are the masters in merchandising, so it's no surprise that their website is full of gifts. |
Here are three selection of gift items, some of them really made for Christmas.
|5 December, 2007 - Video: Harley-Davidson Rocker Ad|
|A look at a locally produced Harley-Davidson TV ad for their Rocker motorcycle. |
Not bad at all... not what you expect from corporate Harley...
|24 September, 2007 - Don’t Light A Match; Wooden Harley-Davidson|
|British motorcycle and model lover Collin Webb, produced this life size Harley-Davidson out of recycled plywood. |
900 hours using rejected wood, made an environmental motorcycle.
|20 September, 2007 - Coloring Your Harley-Davidson Motorcycle|
|Bored? Want to see what your Harley-Davidson motorcycle will look like in another color? |
Harley has an on-line coloring book on their site. Knock yourself out!
|21 August, 2007 - What’s Better Than A Harley-Davidson?|
|What could be better than having a Harley-Davidson motorcycle ? |
How about TWO Harley-Davidson engines on ONE motorcycle ? Yes,it's being built in Germany.
|7 August, 2007 - Harley-Davidson Coverage Of Sturgis 2007|
|If you want to see what's happening at Sturgis, click over to Harley-Davidson. |
They have reserved a large section of the website for Sturgis. See photos, videos and read the stories.
|13 July, 2007 - NO Harley! BOLD Harley!|
|OMG! This makes me sick. |
How could they? Harley-Davidson nipple rings ??????
|29 June, 2007 - Leave Your Mark At Harley-Davidson|
|In 2008, Harley-Davidson motorcycles is opening their motorcycle museum. Harley are allowing you to put your name and a message on one of the many, many, stainless steel rivets. |
3" rivets for individuals, 6" rivets for clubs and dealers. This allows you to become part of the museum, and it allows Harley to build a great museum will all the money.
|12 June, 2007 - Ducati and Harley-Davidson To Merge ?|
|There are currently talks between Harley-Davidson and Ducati motorcycles for a merger! Talk about a culture clash ! |
Will this merger happen? Who knows, with todays business ethics and changes.
|30 May, 2007 - Video: Harley-Davidson And Babies|
|Here are two "cute" Harley-Davidson TV ads, both of them featuring babies and how to keep them quite by using a Harley motorcycle.|
|28 May, 2007 - Video: Harley Dealer "Look Cool"|
|Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealers need to advertise their stuff as much as the manufacturer. Here's a TV ad from a dealer in Anaheim. |
Note that the accent of the ad is for the "cool look", not the motorcycle!
|28 May, 2007 - Vote For Harley-Davidson Commercials -UCSB Project|
|The University of California at Santa Barbara, together with Harley-Davidson, are holding a contest for their film students. The aim is to produce the best video ad depicting the Harley lifestyle.
You are invited to vote on the submissions. Have your say. |
|3 May, 2007 - Not A John Deer Motorcycle - Harley Lawnmower|
|We've probably all seen the motorcycles that look like John Deer lawnmowers, or are derived from John Deer tractors, but here's a reverse situation! |
A Harley-Davidson lawnmower!!
|1 May, 2007 - Dutch Crown Prince Gets A Harley Motorcycle|
|The Dutch Crown Prince, Willem-Alexander, received a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on his 40th birthday. |
The gift was from Harley-Davidson themselves! All that because he joked about a mid life crisis at 40.
Pays to be a Royalty.
|30 March, 2007 - Win At Tennis, Win a Harley Motorcycle|
|I guess winning big bucks is not enough to entice the top tennis players. |
Winning a Harley-Davidson motorcycle seems to do the trick.
Wonder how quick we'll see it on eBay ?
|14 March, 2007 - Harley-Davidson Poker|
|Want to amaze your poker buddies? Here's the Harley-Davidson Poker Table.|
The chairs come with wheels, so you can make a quick getaway!
Not only is it a poker table, but if you're short of space at home, you can turn the Poker Table into a Dinning Table.
|14 March, 2007 - Video: Lufthansa German Airlines/Harley|
|When you look first at this publicity, you'd think that it's a good Harley-Davidson motorcycle ad, but at the end, you'll see it's a Lufthansa German Airlines advertisement. Nice ad:|
|13 March, 2007 - Want To Go Play Golf With Your Motorcycle?|
|Going to play golf while riding a motorcycle is not an easy task. Where to you put your golf clubs. If you've got a sidecar, no problem.|
Here's a solution for Harley-Davidson or Honda Goldwing riders. Place your golf bag at the rear of your motorcycle on a specially designed platform.
Just don't try to do a wheelie with this.
Now you'll not have to rent a golf cart, just ride up the golf greens with your motorcycle. Make yourself real popular!
|2 March, 2007 - Harley-Davidson Print Ads|
|Harley-Davidson not only has bad taste in TV ads, but also in magazine advertisements. Here's an ad that does nothing for the Harley motorcycle rider.... but it is a bit funny...|
|2 March, 2007 - Video: Finally A Good Harley Ad|
|Finally, here's a good Harley-Davidson TV commercial. It's Korean, set at Stonehenge, and uses the Harley sound mixed with some music. Nice !|
|26 February, 2007 - Harley-Davidson In Cuba|
|Not that many Harley-Davidson motorcycles are left in Cuba, but for the 60 or so that still run, they've thrown a Grand Prix. |
Not easy doing it with no spare parts, everything cobbled together by sheer willpower.
|13 February, 2007 - Two American Symbols In One|
|Here's an Harley-Davidson version of a motorcycle that's to my liking ! |
Two major symbols of the USA !
Only thing missing is a BigMac from McDonalds..
|27 December, 2006 - Fragile Harley-Davidson|
|Sometimes a motorcycle is just so fragile, that you can only look at it. |
Here's one example.
A glass Harley-Davidson.
|15 December, 2006 - Motorcycle Christmas: Harley-Davidson Style|
|A look at the master of merchandising, Harley-Davidson. |
They have so many things to offer, even special items for Christmas, it makes Toys 'R Us look small.
|13 December, 2006 - Video: Harley Motorcycle Jacket|
|Harley not only produces TV ads for their motorcycles, they also sell their "other" stuff via commercials. Here's an ad for their leather motorcycle jackets.|
|23 October, 2006 - Video: Harley-Davidson Black Sheep Ad|
|A look at another "strange" Harley-Davidson motorcycle TV commercial. This one compares Harley riders to black sheep. Judge yourself !|
|17 October, 2006 - Harley-Davidson’s Tough Meat|
|Harley-Davidson motorcycles is going the whole hog, or should I say beef. |
Harley has announced a partnership with ConAgra to market a Beef Jerky to bikers under the Harley name.
|4 October, 2006 - Video: Another Harley Ad - Cheater|
|Here's a look at another Harley-Davidson motorcycles TV ad. Not what you'd expect if you're living in Europe or Asia. Harley seem to be promoting life-style and image, not motorcycles !|
|18 September, 2006 - Electric Harley-Davidson Motorcycle|
|Carl Vogel, an expert in bio-diesel, produced the first electrical powered Harley-Davidson, including a small, bio-diesel, generator to charge the 10 batteries. |
Decent speeds and mileage. Will the Milwaukee firm ever mass produce one ??
|19 July, 2006 - Purpose Built Motorcycle XM Radio|
|Harley-Davidson and XM Radio have released in the USA, a special motorcycle satellite radio. |
It's only available on Harley motorcycles, and only in the USA, but if you're a Harley rider, it makes a lot of sense (cents ?? $250 worth).
|30 June, 2006 - Custom Floorboards - R2 Concepts|
|Here's one pretty way of customizing your motorcycles; colored floorboards ! |
The color can be made to match your motorcycle color. Pretty nice stuff, but don't think it'll work on my KTM.
|10 April, 2006 - Double Symbolism|
|Two (even three) symbols of capitalism in the country of communism; how "gauche". |
|14 June, 2005 - Iraqi Motorcyclist|
|Life goes on in Iraq, including riding motorcycles (even Harleys). |
|28 April, 2005 - Fix Your Motorcycle DVD|
|Spotted by Carla King at Motorcycle Misadventures, a DVD on how to repair/maintain your Harley motorcycle. |
|1 February, 2005 - Motorcycle Cruise Ship|
|ETA offer a good motorcycle holiday for all to enjoy, even if your partner doesn't like motorcycles. |