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Even Harley-Davidson can’t fit one hundred-plus years of history into a single museum. Experience more here – including an interactive timeline.


1960

The Harley-Davidson Topper motor scooter is introduced and is the only scooter platform the Motor Company ever produced.


Harley-Davidson purchases a half interest in Aeronatica-Macchi, forming Aermacchi Harley-Davidson, a European division that will produce small, single cylinder motorcycles.


In this year of Brad Andres' 1st place finish at the Daytona 200, the top 14 finishers are also riding Harley-Davidson 750 KR models.

1961

Introduction of the Sprint model.

1962

Harley-Davidson purchases 60 percent of the stock in the Tomahawk Boat Manufacturing Company. H-D recognizes the rising relevance of fiberglass in motorcycle production, and begins manufacturing its own components. As a result, the Tomahawk Division is established and is operational as a Harley-Davidson facility by 1963.

1963

Ralph White resumes the winning of the Daytona 200 for Harley-Davidson, again on a 750 KR motorcycle.

1964

Roger Reiman wins the AMA Grand National Championship for Harley-Davidson. Reiman also scores the first of back-to-back Daytona 200 victories on a 750 KR.


The three-wheeled Servi-Car becomes the very first Harley-Davidson motorcycle to receive an electric starter.

1965

The Electra-Glide® replaces the Duo-Glide and is updated with electric starter. The Electra-Glide is the first FL available with electric start, and the Sportster® line would receive electric starters soon after.


In a Streamliner powered by a 250cc Sprint CR racing engine, George Roeder shatters the speed records for Class A and Class C runs, averaging 177 miles per hour.


Harley-Davidson dirt track racer Bart Markel wins the AMA Grand National Championship in 1965 and 1966.

1966

The first of the "Shovelhead" engines is introduced on the Electra-Glide models, replacing the Panhead.

1968

Cal Rayborn wins the first of back-to-back victories at the Daytona 200 on a 750 KR model.

1969

Harley-Davidson merges with the American Machine and Foundry Company (AMF), a longtime producer of leisure products.


Mert Lawill wins the AMA Grand National Championship for team Harley-Davidson in dirt track racing.