Harley-Davidson Inc was incorporated in 1981, at which time it purchased the Harley-Davidson motorcycle business from AMF Incorporated in a management buyout. The Company produces and sells heavyweight motorcycles, as well as offers motorcycle parts, accessories, and related services. It operates in two reportable segments: the Motorcycles & Related Products (Motorcycles) and the Financial Services. The Motorcycles reportable segment consists of HDMC which designs, manufactures and sells at wholesale street-legal Harley-Davidson motorcycles as well as a line of motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise and related services. The Company's products are sold to retail customers through a network of independent dealers. The Company conducts business with sales in the following regions: North America, Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The Financial Services reportable segment consists of HDFS which provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance and insurance-related programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and their retail customers. HDFS conducts business principally in the United States and Canada. The Company motorcycles feature classic styling, design, distinctive sound, and superior quality with the ability to customize. The Company manufactures six platforms of motorcycles: Touring, Dyna, Softail, Sportster, V-Rod and Street. The first four of these motorcycle platforms are powered by air-cooled, or combination air-and liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engines with a 45-degree V configuration. The V-Rod and Street platforms are powered by liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder engines with a 60-degree V configuration. The Company competes in the market segment consisting of street-legal motorcycles with engine displacements of 601cc and greater. The Company's engines currently range in displacement from 494cc to 1802cc.
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