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80th Anniversary

Birth of HOG

Harley-Davidson – once again – had other problems than throwing big birthday parties – following the buyback from AMF in 1981, the financial situation was anything but secure – and major projects were consuming time, attention and money. However, the Harley Owners Group (HOG) was founded in 1983 – and thus cleverly laid a solid foundation for the success of future festivities and celebrations.

Last style experiments with the Shovelhead: The FXDG “Disc Glide” had only a short career. Bernd Kramer still has one in stock condition.

A milestone for future Harley events and brand development: the Harley Owners Group was founded in 1983.


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