Harley-Davidson, or ‘Harley’ as it is commonly known, is an American motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1903 by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is one of the most iconic motorcycle brands in the world and has become a symbol of freedom and rebelliousness for many people.
In the Philippines, Harley-Davidson has a long and storied history. It was first introduced in the country in 1942 by a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot, Major Albert E. Zalesky, who brought his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with him when he was stationed at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Since then, Harley-Davidson has become a popular motorcycle brand in the country and has been embraced by Filipinos across all walks of life.
From its iconic air-cooled engine to its distinctive styling and deep, throaty exhaust note, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle is the definition of a classic American motorcycle. It has become a symbol of independence, freedom, and adventure, and its presence in the Philippine motorcycling scene is undeniable.
In this article, we will take a look at the history of Harley-Davidson in the Philippines, the types of bikes available, the different communities that can be found in the country, and how the brand has been embraced by Filipinos.
History of Harley-Davidson in the Philippines
Harley-Davidson’s introduction to the Philippines dates back to 1942, when Major Albert E. Zalesky brought his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with him when he was stationed at Clark Air Base. Soon after, the brand began to gain popularity among the Filipino people, thanks to its iconic air-cooled engine and distinctive styling.
In 1966, the first official Harley-Davidson dealership in the Philippines opened in Manila. Since then, Harley-Davidson has become an integral part of the motorcycling scene in the Philippines. There are now several authorized dealerships across the country, as well as clubs, groups, and events dedicated to the brand.
Different Types of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson offers an extensive line of motorcycles, from the iconic air-cooled engines to the latest liquid-cooled powertrains.
|Harley-Davidson Touring||Harley-Davidson CVO Limited, Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide, Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide, Harley-Davidson TRI Glide Ultra, Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited, Harley-Davidson CVO Tri Glide, Harley-Davidson Freewheeler, Harley-Davidson Electra Glide|
|Harley-Davidson Cruiser||Harley-Davidson Low Rider, Harley-Davidson Road Glide, Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Harley-Davidson Road King, Harley-Davidson Softail Slim, Harley-Davidson Street Bob, Harley-Davidson Fat Bob, Harley-Davidson Iron 1200, Harley-Davidson Forty Eight, Harley-Davidson Iron 883, Harley-Davidson Sport Glide, Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 114, Harley-Davidson Breakout, Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic|
|Harley-Davidson Street||Harley-Davidson Sportster S|
|Harley-Davidson Adventure Touring||Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250|
|Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Models||Price|
|Harley-Davidson Low Rider Price|
|Harley-Davidson CVO Limited Price|
|Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide Price|
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