Need for Speed: Harley-Davidson Quiz

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Harley-Davidson motorcycles are arguably the most recognizable vehicles out on the road, and they are distinctly American. What do you know about its history? What do you know about its bikes? What do you know about hogs?

In what year did William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson make the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle available to the public?

Although William S. Harley completed his first blueprint for a motorcycle in 1901, the first production model of the Harley, essentially a racing bicycle powered by a single-cylinder engine, was ready in 1903.

In what city did the first Harley-Davidson dealership open?

Even though William Harley and the Davidson brothers were neighbors in Milwaukee, Wis., the first dealership actually opened up in Chicago, Ill., where it sold one of the first three production models.

Which of these organizations has not used Harley-Davidson motorcycles?

As early as 1908, Harley-Davidson motorcycles were bought for the Detroit, Mich., police force, and civilian production nearly halted in order to build motorcycles for the U.S. military during the first and second World Wars. Harleys might be a little too loud for the FBI's purposes, though.

Which of the following is the longest running Harley-Davidson production motorcycle?

The Sportster, known as the first of the \"Superbikes,\" first revved up in 1957, while the Softail and the Dyna debuted in 1984 and 1991, respectively.

Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been big hits with some celebrities in the past. Which star is famously associated with the Harley?

Elvis Presley posed for the May cover of \"Enthusiast\" on a 1956 KH Harley-Davidson. Steve McQueen was more a fan of Indian racing motorcycles, longtime competitors of Harley, while Brad Pitt is loyal to Ducati.

The famous V-twin, a two cylinder engine first featured in 1909, is part of the Harley-Davidson's iconic look. At what angle are the cylinders configured on a Harley?

The \"V\" shape on a Harley V-twin is set at 45 degrees and has been ever since 1909.

Launched in 1993 for the company's 90th anniversary and dubbed "The Ride Home," this party prompts Harley owners to ride into Milwaukee from all over the U.S. every five years to celebrate Harley-Davidson. What is the gathering's unofficial title?

Riders commonly refer to \"The Ride Home\" as Harleyfest. In 2008, Harleyfest ended with a 3 1/2 hour Bruce Springsteen concert, complete with E Street biker classics like \"Sandy\" and \"Gypsy Biker\" and covers like \"Wooly Bully\" and \"Born to Be Wild.\"

During the 1920s, a group of farm boys began racing and winning with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. They placed the team mascot on the bike after wins for victory laps -- what was the animal?

The racing team -- also known as the \"hog boys\" -- put a pig on their Harley-Davidson after winning each race, inspiring the \"hog\" nickname.

In 1987, Harley-Davidson was listed on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time. What is its current ticker symbol?

Harley's original ticket symbol was HDI, but on Aug. 15, 2006, the company changed it to HOG to acknowledge the nickname for its bikes and riders.

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company took the famous nickname "hog" and created a club for owners and enthusiasts, using the acronym H.O.G. What does it stand for?

H.O.G. stands for Harley Owners Group. A group located in the United Kingdom is officially called the Harley-Davidson Riders Club of Great Britain.

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