Made in America Motorcycles and Motorcycle Products

Harley motorcycle riders were known for their patriotism and support for American manufacturing—buy American, support America! Thanks to Harley riders and party to early Harley-Davidson ad campaigns, American-made motorcycles were synonymous with American patriotism. But Harley-Davidson motorcycles were true American-made motorcycle back then. The Harleys made today have components and parts made in China and Harley has dropped its Made in USA label. Now say you want to buy an American-made motorcycle or some other motorcycle product, do you know what to buy? Are Victory motorcycles made in USA?

I found this website that lists motorcycles and motorcycle gear made in America. The site was created to provide American consumers with an easy way to find products made in America. They do list Harley-Davidson and Victory motorcycles as American-made products, but explain that consumers should investigate and make their own opinion about Harley since their inclusion is controversial. I can tell you for sure that Harley-Davidson motorcycles today don’t have the label made in USA. Besides these two, other companies from the list look like they really manufacture their products here. I found a number of motorcycle gear and jackets makers. The website claims that they add new companies every day after being thoroughly researched and accredited and they urge us to help our economy by buying American-made.

Remember that these are supposed to be products manufactured in America, not “American” manufacturers. This means, that if Honda Goldwing was still manufactured in Ohio, it could be considered made in America.

PS: China was able to seduce American companies to move their manufacturing there with cheap labor, lax regulations, and deliberately keeping its currency low. America lost millions of manufacturing jobs. Now there’s a new trend called “reshoring” or simply, moving manufacturing back to America. General Electric is moving much of its appliance manufacturing back home. Apple recently revealed that one of the existing Mac lines will be manufactured exclusively in the United States next year and Google announced that its Nexus Q streaming media player would be made in the U.S. Companies such as Dow Chemicals, Caterpillar, GE, and Ford are starting to move some manufacturing back to the U.S. from China too. According to Forbes, “rising labor costs, concerns over government-sponsored I.P. theft, and production time lags” are the main reason for the reshoring trend. The only reshoring of motorcycle manufacturing I heard of is Cleveland Cyclewerks‘s.

7 Responses to Made-in-America Motorcycles and Motorcycle Products

  1. Ed Cavender says:

    You left out Boss Hoss Motorcycles. Made in Dyersburg TN USA. Totally a USA product. Checkout http://www.bosshoss.com

  2. Tom Minx says:

    I know my 2010 FLHTCU was assembled in York, PA. Not every component was from the heartland, but I wouldn’t fault the corporation for that. Mine does say “made in USA” and pride in craftsmanship is the primary reason for my purchase. Sincerely, Tom Minx, Virginia Beach

  3. Biker says:

    Great To Be American! Check Out Biker Stops

  4. andrew miller says:

    What about Darwin Motorcycles. Made in Oklahoma

  5. Motor Bike says:

    its great to know about USA motorbike and motorcycles.

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  7. FAQ Harley Owners says:

    ASSEMBLED in America isn’t the same as MADE in America. Parts are MADE in other countries, shipped to American, then ASSEMBLED in America. A corporate loop hole to be able to say “Made In America”. Harley Davidson is one of the biggest loop hole users, they have been forced to drop their ‘Made In America’ labels because almost all of their products….including their motorcycles…are MADE in China or Brazil, and are only ASSEMBLED here in America. Harley Davidson is a ‘jap bike’ same as Honda, Suzuki, etc.

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