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In 1901, William S. Harley made a blueprint of an engine that could fit into a bicycle at just 21 years old. Two years later, along with his friend Arthur Davidson, Harley began building what would be the first motorcycle in 1903. In a small wooden shed, the two created the Harley-Davidson Motor Company and the company grew rapidly throughout its first decade. Over the next century, Harley-Davidson developed a reputation as the top brand in motorcycles. Along with the motorcycles themselves, Harley-Davidson helped cultivate a lifestyle around being a motorcyclist. The freedom of driving a motorcycle as opposed to a bigger vehicle resonated, and continues to resonate, with millions of thrill seekers and outlaws around the world. Harley-Davidson merch, particularly T-shirts was another way these free spirits expressed their love of the biker lifestyle. In recent years, faded and distressed Harley-Davidson T-shirts have become fashionable and many have co-opted the look.

What is Harley-Davidson known for?
Harley-Davidson is primarily known for being a motorcycle manufacturer.

Who founded Harley-Davidson?
Harley-Davidson was founded by William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson.

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