Most Badass Harley-Davidson Motorcycles [SLIDESHOW]

Harley-Davidsons are badass, we all know it. In this slideshow, we share with you some of our favorite bikes.

From world leaders to normal Americans, everyone can relate to what it’s like to drive a Harley-Davidson. Nearly all of these bikes have their own unique story. As you will see, leaders like Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and even Pope Francis have been associated with these bikes in the past. However, other Americans have had them stolen away and found decades later. The stories behind some of these incredible machines are extremely compelling.

Harley-Davidson is a true American company that has sold motorcycles in the United States for well over a century. They were founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and were one of the few manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. If that does not signify American resilience, I don’t know what does. Flip through this slideshow and enjoy an American pastime.

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  • America and motorcycles go hand in hand. (REUTERS/Jim Young)
  • This flaming design is one of the coolest out there. (REUTERS/Sara Stathas)
  • Former New York City Mayor and possible U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani climbs off a motorcycle on display at the Harley Davidson store in Manchester, New Hampshire July 14, 2011. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)
  • Edgar Howard Johnson, Jr., 49, looks at a 1954 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was stolen from his late father in 1972, and just found by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers as it was being shipped to Australia in September, in Los Angeles, California October 2, 2014. Johnson said his father, a police officer, used to pick him up from school in North Carolina on the bike, which is now valued at $24,000. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)
  • Fresh off of the assembly line, an all-American brand. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)
  • This dog is getting a free ride, and loving it. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)
  • This cool new electric Harley is a new addition to the already iconic Harley Davidson collection.  (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
  • A Harley-Davidson motorcycle blessed with the signature of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI, and later received by Pope Francis, is displayed ahead of the Bonhams' Les Grandes Marques du Monde vintage motor cars and motorcycles auction at the Grand Palais exhibition hall as part of the Retromobile vintage car show in Paris February 4, 2015.   REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
  • This blue Harley looks absolutely epic. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
  • This bike costs over 80,000 US dollars. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
  • What some of us would give to have a bike like that. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
  • U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence stands next to Harley Davidson motorcycles after meeting with Harley Davidson executives at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington U.S., February 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)