Bill Harley and brothers Walter and Arthur Davidson found a motorcycle company in a shed behind the Davidson's home. But competition is fierce, and Walter has to put their fledgling business on the map by risking his life in racing competitions to beat the industry powerhouse, Indian Motorcycles. The rivalry between the two companies escalates with deadly consequences.
Did You Know?
The building shown as a working factory in the early part of the story shows a sign that reads "Davidson Motorcycles". At no time was the company ever known as that. It was always the Harley-Davidson Motor Company(with the dash) from the beginning. See more
[Reading an article critical of motorcyles back to the journalist who wrote it
"Murder-cycles have captured the attention of young men across the country. There seems to be something about these deadly machines which excites the spirit. The freedom and the speed of these machines provokes a new kind of wildness." Thank you. I couln't have phrased it better myself. This kind of press is hard to stimulate.
Arranged and Produced by John Gerard Walsh See more