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C’mon, I hear you saying, how can there possibly be 10 things about Harley that most everybody doesn’t know? Haven’t even the smallest details been published, debated and all but resolved over the years?

But there are, indeed, many interesting factoids buried in more than a century of H-D’s history. And, as a whole new generation has come under the spell of the Milwaukee Mystique, some of them may be nearly as clueless as I was when I started studying the brand.

So, while there are likely far more than 10 things you may not know about Harley-Davidson – dependent largely on your age and level of interest in the history – the following are my arbitrary Top 10. Feel free to contribute your own historical facts (verified or not), and we may get to a level of obscurity that will be hard to top.