10. Harley Made Bicycles


Yep, the legendary Motor Company manufactured bicycles for a few years, beginning in 1916. In fact, most of the growing industry of motorcycle design, engineering and manufacture began in the bicycle business. The components for Harley’s bicycles were actually made by the Davis Sewing Machine Co. of Dayton, Ohio, then assembled in Milwaukee. Harley’s bicycles were stout and stylish, but they were expensive in a quite crowded market. The motorcycle showed far better prospects for profit, so H-D’s bicycle operations ceased in 1921.