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I expected to see very many motorbikes including the famous Harley-Davidson bikes on American roads especially in warm climate of the Southwest. I was mistaken. There are very few bikers in the USA. Why? Probably because of poor safety of a biker in case of any accident and thus very expensive insurance.
But as Harley-Davidson and Indian motorbikes are a part of Old Western America legend I could find a few bikers and their old and new bikes in Tombstone. There are also some stores selling Harley-Davidson accessories and items. Four bikes were put inside Big Nose Kate's Saloon and at the end of cowboy show their lights and engines were on.
Until the First World War, the largest motorcycle manufacturer was American Indian. After that, this honor went to Harley-Davidson, until 1928 when german DKW took over as the largest manufacturer. Crossing the continent the famous Route 66 by Harley-Davidson is an American legend. Later motorcycle gangs (the Outlaws, the Hells Angels) which followed the Old Western American outlaws are another legend portrayed in numerous movies like The Wild One from 1953, starring Marlon Brando.
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