Originally on display June 11 to August 16, 2011
For decades, the Archives of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company—the largest collection of such materials in the known universe—has inspired rumor and legend. Locked away in a secure warehouse, a select few visitors were periodically admitted to view this amazing cache of historical artifacts. Now the door is open: Inside you will find a cross-section of the riches preserved during more than a century of focused collecting. Enjoy these rare specimens before they’re returned to deep storage.
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Testing has always been an important part of the product development process, and tools like this vehicle, wired and hooked up to a computer, are used to monitor the various systems.
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This scaled-down motorcycle is made entirely of leather! It’s one of many hand-crafted Harley-Davidson tributes in the collection.
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This ice boat was constructed for a build-at-home kit and is powered by a Harley-Davidson engine!
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The Archives collection holds hundreds of bandanas, representing world-wide rallies, rides and other motorcycle events.