Harley-davidson motor company archives 1981: thirteen members of harley-davidson’s senior management team purchase the company from amf in a leveraged buyout the evolution engine was introduced in 1984.
Greg field’s “harley-davidson evolution motorcycles” is such a book, focused on the v2 evolution big twin and v2 evolution sportster engine-equipped models produced from 1984 to 1999, when the new tc 88 (twin cam 88 cu in) and tc 88b became the motor used in harley’s big bikes. The evolution engine (popularly known as evo) is an air-cooled, 45-degree, v-twin engine manufactured from 1984 by harley-davidson for the company's motorcycles. Harley-davidson—symbol of the open road and icon of american design and engineering—celebrates its 110th anniversary today since its founding in milwaukee in 1903, the motor company has found favor with average joes and stars like elvis presley alike with its sleek motorcycles that, like fashion, change with the times.
Flash forward more than a century and the harley-davidson brand is so rooted in american culture that the history of the company intertwines with the history of america itself harley-davidson incorporated in 1907, with william davidson officially joining forces with his two brothers and harley.
Harley-davidson the evolution during the 1980's mike seate, photography by barnett's harley-davidson posted feb 24th, 2009 at 1:21am to say that the 1980s were a tumultuous time for the harley-davidson motor company is an understatement on par with describing arlen ness as mildly talented.
The evolution engine was the result of seven years of development for harley-davidson, and produced more power at every speed, plus ran cooler and cleaner courtesy of harley-davidson a major problem of previous big twins was piston fit and piston cooling.