From WWI to post-WWII, see how Harley-Davidson
motorcycles have served both behind the scenes
and on the front lines all over the world.

H-D Supports The Military
H-D SUPPORTS THE MILITARY

Harley-Davidson has always been on the front line — right next to the troops. Check out our photos of factory workers in Milwaukee and the troops who used H-D motorcycles beginning in 1916. We’re proud to play a role.

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H-D ON THE FRONT LINES OF FREEDOM

Harley-Davidson videos highlighting our history and connection to the military. Watch historical footage of American troops training on H-D motorcycles, staging before a big invasion and more.

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MILITARY METAL

Read about the machines that brought the name “Harley-Davidson” around the world during wartime.

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STORY OF A WORLD WAR I PICTURE

Learn how a regular guy from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin became the first “Yank” to enter Germany after WWI – on a Harley.

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HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND THE U.S. MILITARY

A brief overview of the Motor Company’s military involvement.

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TAILGUNNER'S MOUNT MAKES IT HOME

The moving story of how the motorcycle of a young airman killed in WWII found its way to the Harley-Davidson Museum.

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DARK CUSTOMTM MOTORCYCLES

Not built for those traveling in the direction of convention.

Go your own way

Ready to Ride
When You Come Home

Have the bike of your dreams waiting for you.

H-D Overseas Military Sales Program

Rumble Through a Century
of History

Harley’s have been a part of the military since World War I. Visit the Harley museum for the whole story.

H-D Museum