The Brain Bucket

A motorcycle blog for all of you who live your life on two wheels. Ride and subscribe to motorcycle articles, tips, DIYs, videos, ultimate lists, and good reads for your dome.

Classic Military Motorcycles: Harley-Davidson in WWII (Video)

Oct 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jo Kelley

Classic Military Motorcycles: Harley-Davidson in WWII

When it comes to classic military motorcycles, you might picture a bullet-proof, Army green war machine on two wheels carrying our rallying cry into battle. To be honest, you aren't far off with that assumption. The fact of the matter is motorcycles played a huge role in WWII and were even used in the First World War. 


Trade or sell a motorcycle for cash the easy way.

Want to trade in or sell a vehicle without the hassle? Get your free RumbleOn cash offer and get it done all online!

Get a cash offer to sell your motorcycle


 

Classic Harley-Davidson models with those iconic Harley engines are as much a part of American wartime history as their own timeline, and these WW2 motorcycles were actually some of the most influential models for the future of the industry. In honor of the veterans who have served their country in every generation, I want to take a look at some of the classic military motorcycles that served our country in the Second World War. First up: Harley-Davidson.

This video features rare and historic footage of WW2 motorcycles in training and in combat. If you want more military motorcycles, or to read more about Harley-Davidson's WW2 motorcycles, check out Motorcycles in the Military and Motorcycles in the Korean War. For more HD coverage, check out Harley-Davidson History, Indian Motorcycle history and leave a comment for any other topics you'd like me to cover!

 


Buy a used Rumble Ready motorcycle and get it shipped right to your door!

While most classic military motorcycles belong in museums, you can find your next two-wheeled beauty that is worthy of an exhibit with RumbleOn. 

If you are ready for a newer, hotter motorcycle, or want to shop our inventory of used motorcycles for sale online, RumbleOn has you covered with bikes at great prices. All bikes are shipped straight to your doorstep, come with a 3-Day or 150-mile Money Back Guarantee and 90-Day Mechanical Guarantee!

 Browse Our Certified Inventory

Topics: Motorcycles, Videos, The Brain Bucket

Jo Kelley

Written by Jo Kelley

Lover of horror movies, dive bars, and startled cat gifs. I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.

New Call-to-action
New Call-to-action