The Silent Gray Fellow
Harley-Davidson is the world’s oldest continuous manufacturer of motorcycles. The firm produced its first motorcycle, a one cylinder, three horsepower model, in 1903. Subsequent versions included the model X8A, which delivered 4.5 horsepower and was known as “The Silent Gray Fellow” because of its color and quiet engine. To start the engine, early Harleys were equipped with pedaling gear like many modern mopeds.