Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$4.88
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: FREE Super Saver and 2nd day shipping (for Prime members) direct from Amazon, backed by Amazon's famous customer service guarantee.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Harley-Davidson Century Paperback – October 23, 2004

4.7 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$39.42 $0.10

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

Review

The Harley-Davidson Century is the most comprehensive Harley-Davidson history yet published. -- American Iron Magazine, Ocotober 2002

This could become the most popular ever coffee table book of America's favorite motorcycle! -- Give Your Biker A Book - Miles Davis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Publisher

Harley-Davidson Century Features America's finest writers and photographers.

Steve Anderson

Kevin Cameron

David Dewhurst

Peter Egan

Greg Field

Allan Girdler

Jeff Hackett

Jerry Hatfield

Darwin Holstrom

Buzz Kanter

Chris Maida

Mike Seate

Hunter S. Thompson

Herbert Wagner

Brock Yates

Ed Youngblood --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

China
Engineering & Transportation Books
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; New Edition edition (October 23, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076032073X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760320730
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,603,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on April 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Wow ! That is the first thing that comes to mind when going through this book. Although I have quite some books about HD I'm very impressed by this huge book.
Written by the best authors around, with stunning photographs that you haven't seen in other books and printed on thick high quality paper this book is great value for money.
The book describes all the different parts of HD history by going through all the models that have been produced the last 100 years. Not so much the technical descriptions are to be found but more the stories behind the models. The TC-88 story as an example is like a fairy tale if you're a HD-lover. How did they come up with the idea, what did they do and what problems they encountered, how they solved it and why certain things are the way they are is all in this story.
If youre looking for a book that describes all the different colours, serialnumbers and options for each modelyear than this is NOT your book, but if you like the story of HD, beautifull pictures of almost every model and good stories and tales by the best writers that don't hesitate and order this heavy book.
I would still buy it if it was twice the price! It's absolutely fantastic!
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I compared this book to the other Harley books out there, and this is the one to buy. The story here is not the "canned" story put out by the factory, but the true story as told by real Harley aficionados. And, this book has writing from Hunter S. Thompson, you can't get him in the "factory" book! The photos are great and the writing is interesting and concise. By the way, this is a BIG book, so clear space on the coffee table. If you are a Harley fan, you are going to love this book.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This book is worth every penny just for the photography alone. The fascinating and informative text is like a bonus. This is the real Harley story, not the corporate propoganda garbage the Motor Company puts out. The Hunter Thompson essay is hilarious. Buy it.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on November 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is the ultimate Harley book. It includes tons of photos that I have never seen before and there are 10 or 20 authors who contributed, each in an area of expertise. Very cool concept! If I had a coffee table, this would be the centerpiece. It is a huge book in both pounds and inches, so beware.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this as a gift for my Father, who enjoyed it. It can be read from cover to cover, something coffee table books often lack, and has interesting material in it. There are enough good pictures of Harleys from the early days all the way up to modern history that you can open it up anywhere and read some small nugget about something interesting. It is about on par with other enthusiast books chronicling the history of a product or brand. Darwin Holmstrom is no J. K. Rowling, but if you like Harley Davidson, this is a good book to have in your collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book has it all. Facts, stories from guest writers and great pictures. The only downsides are the print is pretty small, so after a while you are squinting or looking for the reading glasses, and book is pretty heavy due to the high grade paper.
Being a new HD owner, I wanted to find out some history and this tells most of it. Now I know what the heck a knucklehead, a shovelhead and a panhead means!
Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I gave this to my son-in-law as a gift and he loved it ! I previewed it before giving it and thought that it had great pictures, was well written, covered the history and models thoroughly, and would interest anyone who has an interest in knowing about Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the company's history. My son-in-law is not an avid reader and it was still a hit !
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Loved this book and the detail involved in the history given on Harley going through each stage it did as far as the flathead, to the panhead, to the shovelhead and so forth. There is also no bias as far as the authors being pro Harley or anti with what took place with the company itself.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews