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Exhibits

CUSTOM CULTURE

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This gallery is dedicated to the personal expression and creativity that permeates the Harley-Davidson culture. While riders have been customizing their bikes since the early 1900s, it was not until after the Second World War that individuals started the customization movement we see today.

 

From stripped-down bikes to attire with attitude, these nonconformists unknowingly created an "outlaw" image. This small movement quickly turned into a cultural phenomenon thanks to Hollywood's sensationalizing storytelling machine. Make sure to see the "King Kong," a custom creation with two engines that measures nearly 13 feet long!