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Aug 25, 2015, 10:36 ET
(Left to right) Harley-Davidson's new Forty-Eight(R) and Iron 883(TM) models assert Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past updated with modern design and new suspensions that put a little extra smooth in the Harley-Davidson soul.

Harley-Davidson Lineup Gets Darker And More Powerful For 2016

 Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling...

Jul 23, 2015, 20:54 ET

Harley-Davidson Prices $750 Million Senior Notes Offering

 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) today has priced a public offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of fixed rate senior notes...

Jul 21, 2015, 07:00 ET

Harley-Davidson Reports Second Quarter 2015 Earnings

 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) second-quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share were $1.44 compared to EPS of $1.62 in the year-ago period....

Jul 16, 2015, 15:21 ET
Harley-Davidson riders rumble through Deadwood, South Dakota on their journey to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Harley-Davidson Ignites Presence for 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

 From a chain cutting-rally kickoff to the last demo ride, sparks will fly as Harley-Davidson® takes over the city of Sturgis to kick off...

May 07, 2015, 09:00 ET
The scene from above the flight deck of the USS Yorktown -- six veterans and active-duty military ride the H-D Street 500 as Harley-Davidson announced it is offering current and former U.S. military free Riding Academy motorcycle training in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Mic Smith/AP Images for Harley-Davidson)

Mission Open Road: Harley-Davidson Rolls Out Free Riding Academy Training To All U.S. Military

 From the flight deck of the USS Yorktown, Harley-Davidson today announces it is offering all current and former U.S. military free Riding...

Apr 30, 2015, 17:00 ET

Harley-Davidson Finalizes Business Transition Agreement For Canada Operations

Harley-Davidson plans to begin direct distribution to dealers in Canada by early August 2015  Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) and Deeley...

Apr 21, 2015, 07:00 ET

Harley-Davidson Reports First-Quarter Earnings

 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) first-quarter 2015 diluted earnings per share increased 5.0 percent to $1.27 compared to diluted...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:00 ET
The inaugural race will take place June 4 in an invitational format with athletes like Brad Baker (left), Jared Mees (right) and others from around the world receiving the opportunity to tear up the track at Circuit of the Americas.

Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Newest Medal Sport At X Games Austin

 It's official. A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 during the inaugural Harley-Davidson® Flat-Track Racing at...

Mar 25, 2015, 15:34 ET
Carey Hart, motocross superstar, does a burnout at the groundbreaking for The Harley-Davidson Rally Point, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Sturgis, SD. Hart is the 2015 Grand Marshall of the Mayor's Ride during the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. (Toby Brusseau/AP Images for Harley-Davidson)

Harley-Davidson Turns To Roaring Motorcycles To Break Ground On Permanent Sturgis Location

 Harley-Davidson and the city of Sturgis traded-in gilded shovels and ceremonial hard hats for revving motorcycles and open-face helmets to...

Feb 26, 2015, 17:20 ET

Harley-Davidson Plans Direct Distribution To Independent Dealers In Canada

Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) will transition to a model of direct distribution to independently owned dealers in Canada by July 31, 2017, when the...

Feb 23, 2015, 13:00 ET
Project LiveWire - the first electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle - is touring the world with events in eight countries on three continents. While not for sale, select consumers across the globe will be able to ride and provide feedback on the new motorcycle during a series of events scheduled through 2015.

Harley-Davidson® Project LiveWire™ Experience Tour Expands To International Destinations

Riders around the world will have the chance to add their voices to help shape the future of Project LiveWire™, Harley-Davidson's first...

Feb 04, 2015, 17:43 ET
Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and incoming President and Chief Executive Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson Motor Company President and COO, Named President and CEO of Harley-Davidson, Inc.

 Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has named Matthew S. (Matt) Levatich, currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson...

Jan 29, 2015, 07:00 ET

Harley-Davidson Delivers Strong Full-Year 2014 Financial Performance

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) full-year 2014 diluted earnings per share increased 18.3 percent to $3.88 compared to diluted EPS...

Jan 15, 2015, 15:43 ET
Bill Davidson, great-grandson of company co-founder William A. Davidson, left, Christian Walters, Managing Director, United States at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, right, celebrate after removal of bricks from the historic Milwaukee headquarters using a 2015 Harley-Davidson Street® 750 motorcycle. In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, that brick, alongside one from the Harley-Davidson Museum...

Harley-Davidson, Sturgis Plan 75-year Agreement

 Harley-Davidson and the City of Sturgis, S.D., are setting their sights on the future – far into the future. In the spirit of this...

Jan 15, 2015, 12:30 ET

Harley-Davidson Sturgis Plan 75-year Agreement

Deal Names Harley-Davidson Official Motorcycle of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally; Creates Year-Round Main Street Plaza for Riders in Sturgis, South...

Dec 15, 2014, 12:36 ET

'Tis The Season To Be On "The Naughty List"

The countdown is on, and the pressure mounting to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Thankfully, the new Harley-Davidson gift guide...

Dec 10, 2014, 09:33 ET

Project LiveWire™, the first electric Harley-Davidson® motorcycle comes to the 2015 PSS shows

CONCORD, ON, Dec. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Innovation, meet heritage. Harley-Davidson Motor Company recently revealed Project Livewire™ –...

Nov 12, 2014, 12:30 ET

Adam Smith's Texas Harley breaks ground on one of the largest Harley-Davidson® dealerships in nation

 Today, Adam Smith's Texas Harley broke ground on one of the largest Harley-Davidson dealerships in the nation.  The six-acre Bedford,...

Nov 06, 2014, 13:53 ET
Bill Davidson, great-grandson of Harley-Davidson co-founder William A. Davidson, congratulates U.S. Air Force veteran Dorsey “Barney” Fyffe after delivering a 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycle while Jason Cross, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retail supply planner at Harley-Davidson looks on. The surprise delivery jumpstarted a new partnership between Harley-Davidson and Wounded Warrior Project to help improve the lives of service men and women living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mission Special Delivery: Harley-Davidson Partners With Wounded Warrior Project; Surprises Vets With 2015 Motorcycles

 Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) made a special delivery of new 2015 motorcycles to six U.S. military veterans, today. The surprise jumpstarts a new...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:07 ET

Harley-Davidson Sets Goal to Plant 50 Million Trees Worldwide by 2025

 Harley-Davidson®, together with The Nature Conservancy, is mobilizing its global community of riders to raise funds to plant 50 million...