Harley Davidson has Stood the Test of Time
When this motorcycle company was first founded in the 1910 decade, hardly did the owners know that a century later it will become one of the most coveted and in-demand bikes of the world. The foundation stone of the company was laid in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There was a time during great depression when the big companies started collapsing and automobile industries took a big hit in the revenues. A lot of automobile manufacturers either shut their business down completely or slowed down the production. It was the time of adapting to the situation or getting out of business. There were only two motorcycle manufactures that could withstand the beating of the era of enormous slowdown. Indian Motorcycle Company was the one and Harley Davidson was the other.
However, depression was not the only battle the automobile industry had to fight. When the American economy began to open its heart to the foreign manufacturers, the domestic automobile companies suffered a great setback. There was a time when the American automobile industry was marred by the poor quality control and to make the situations worse there was a huge competition from the superior quality Japanese vehicles that were also economically more viable.
However, not only did Harley survive, it pioneered many new trends and styles that have been copied all over the world but hardly equalled. For instance, they fathered the concept of chopper style motorcycles which soon became a fad across the globe. Despite several technological evolutions, there is one thing the Harleys have not abandoned over the decades – the touch of classic Harley design.