Harley-Davidson makes millionth motorcycle

A red 883 Sportster becomes Harley's 1,000,000 bike

Posted: 3 February 2009
by Visordown News

DESPITE THEIR current financial woes, Harley-Davidson still had cause for celebration recently when machine number one million rolled off the production line.

The honours went to a Red Hot Sunglo Sportster 883L, at the Harley-Davidson Kansas City Vehicle and Powertrain Operations. Not a top-end Harley then? No, but the Sportster's revered as the bike that saved Harley's bacon, when sales were at an all-time low and the company needed an affordable bike to appeal to a wider audience

The Sportster joined Harley Davidson's Dark Custom line-up in January in the shape of the Iron 883.

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don't honda make that many in a month?

Posted: 03/02/2009 at 15:14

hungry wrote (see)
bet it still leaks oil, give em another 100 years and they might get it right.

you should know you fking ride one pmsl

Posted: 03/02/2009 at 16:25

You'd think they'd be able to get it right by now.

Posted: 03/02/2009 at 19:18

It's wrong information. H-D makes about 350 000 bikes a year and has a 105-year history. It's impossible to make a 1-millionth bike in 2009 for it

Posted: 04/02/2009 at 09:59

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