Men’s charcoal zipped hoody featuring a 1932 Harley/Horse Race
£29.99 Size Guide
Back a winner! A horse races the Harley-Davidson 74 'stick shift' in the style of the 1932 ad for the V twin model – there can only be one winner…iconic ad, iconic bike – and now iconic hoody (and T-shirt too).
- Featuring image of Harley-Davidson 74 'stick shift' racing a horse, in the style of the 1932 ad
- Two front pouch pockets and covered zip
- Super comfortable with features like soft tape around back neck (280gm/m2)
- Soft, heavyweight 70% cotton, 30% polyester yarn for great shape retention
- Quality finish with robust features like ribbed waist and cuff; draw string tape
- Highly durable, great shape retention and machine washable at 40°
The plain facts:
- This Harley-Davidson 74 Stick Shift (flathead) was built in 1932. The first 74 cubic inch V-twin engines, however, had originally been introduced on the JD and FD models back in 1922.
And some rather more colourful, esoteric little snippets for the real enthusiast…
- By 1933, one year after the arrival of the Harley-Davidson 74, the motorcycle industry was feeling the effects of the Great Depression. In a move to stimulate sales, Harley-Davidson began painting an art-deco ‘eagle’ on all gas tanks. This marked the start of graphic designs on all Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
- Harley-Davidson are renowned for their big V-twin engines (as first introduced in 1922). In WWII, however, the US Army requested that they develop a model based on a captured Nazi BMW horizontally opposed, shaft-driven R71. This was the XA. The XA oil temperature was said to run 100°F (37°) cooler than the V-twin Harley-Davidson of the time. But the XA did not last long and production ceased before the end of the war.
- The Harley-Davidson story began back in 1901 when one William S. Harley, aged 21, completed a blueprint drawing of an engine designed to fit into a bicycle. Two years later, in 1903, William S. Harley and schoolfriend Arthur Davidson made the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle from a small wooden shed which served as their ‘factory’. By 1904, the first Harley-Davidson dealer opened for business, by 1907 the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was incorporated and by 1920 Harley-Davidson was the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, with over 2,000 dealerships in 67 countries.