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Harley-Davidson Museum & Factory Tour Photo Gallery

Get a behind the scenes look at the Harley-Davidson Musuem, the Pilgrim Road Factory and Product Development Center in the Harley-Davidson Museum & Factory Tour photo gallery. Read more in the Harley-Davidson Museum & Factory Tour feature.

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The Harley-Davidson Museum sits on the banks of the Menomonee River in Milwaukee.
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The board tracker display at the Harley-Davidson Museum is an interactive visual experience.
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Vintage bomber jacket from World War II in the Worn to Be Wild display.
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Brand associations with Harley-Davidson steer toward the commercial nowadays, a la Captain America.
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Artifacts from Fricke’s Worn to Be Wild leather jacket display.
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Famous hill-climber scuplture from outside the Harley-Davidson Museum.
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Engines stashed in the archives of the Harley-Davidson Museum.
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The voluminous archives at the Harley-Davidson Museum include hundreds of models from the marque's storied past.
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Strolling through the Harley-Davidson Museum motorcycle archives section - the rows slide open to reveal their content.
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Penster three-wheeler concept in the museum archives.
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Museum visitors take a peek at the engine progression of the Harley-Davidson lineup.
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The Harley-Davidson Museum displays include several interactive multi-media features.
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Recreations of the choppers used in the counter-culture lodestone Easyrider - on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
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Worn to Be Wild paraphernalia under wraps.
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Main floor display from the Harley-Davidson Museum.
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More pics from the Harley-Davidson Museum floor.
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View of the founders - like all great legends Harley-Davidson has an indoctrinated origin story.
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Harley hillclimbers and dragsters on display.
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Many visitors to the H-D Musuem are not riders and one display allows them to rev a live engine.
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One of the intriguing parallel realities of Harley-Davidson includes the liquid-cooled V-Four NOVA.
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William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson founded a company that would rise from humble origins to become the American motorcycle.
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Overhead view of the Harley-Davidson Museum.
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Penster three-wheeler concepts from the Harley-Davidson archives.
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The H-D tanks are unique from model to model - without a uniform branding.
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One of the more colorful displays at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
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Harley-Davidson delivered motorcycles for both World Wars.
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H-D engineers continue to fine-tune the V-Twin’s tones in its Product Development Center.
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Elaborate sound tests are conducted at the anechoic chamber via stationary bike dyno, with a long string of microphones able to simulate drivebys by staging sequential measurements.
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H-D’s secretive R&D facility opened in 1997 and employs 300.
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Black leather jacket as a practical tool for riders.
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The AMA spec series has since dropped the XR1200 moniker. Like the XR750 in Flat Track, it appears the 1200 will be race-bike only, as the XR1200 is a conspicuous absence in the 2013 lineup (at least so far).
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All engine production, save the water-cooled V-Rod, is now consolidated at Pilgrim Road.
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Forged parts machined down to spec, heat treated and anodized before final assembly.
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The Harley-Davidson Museum sits on the banks of the Menomonee River in Milwaukee.