"Liberator" may refer to: "Liberator," the Harley-Davidson WLA's moniker. This page is a disambiguation page for articles with the title Liberator. If you came here by an internal link, you should modify the link to go directly to the appropriate article.
Harley-Davidson called its model WLA in 1943 and 1944 only, before reverting to Harley-Davidson for 1945. The company again used WLA from 1946 through 1951. In 1952, it returned to using Harley-Davidson exclusively.
The WLA was also sold as the Milwaukee Road Model L in some countries where local laws prevented the use of harleys or other motorized vehicles on public roads. These motorcycles were built under license in Japan from 1953 to 1960 and in Europe from 1955 to 1959. They were also built in Australia from 1956 to 1961 and in New Zealand from 1957 to 1960. In North America, the Model L was only available as a scooter until the introduction of the XL in 1960. The Model L eventually became popular again after being replaced by the FLH series in 2001. Today, the WLA is remembered for being one of the first production motorcycles to feature a liquid-cooled engine, which eliminated the need for heat shields underneath the bike.
In addition to its role on public roads, the WLA was also used by the United States military during World War II.
WLA Harley-Davidson Captain America's motorbike was a 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA "Liberator" with special upgrades constructed for Captain Steve Rogers' personal usage during World War II. The motorcycle was painted silver and had black trim, including a black cowling that covered the engine.
Harley-Davidson built 100 of these motorcycles for the military and police departments across the United States. Only three are known to still exist today.
Captain America used his experience as an agent of the American government to help other countries fight Nazi Germany. He worked closely with the Allied Forces during World War II and later became one of its first superheroes when he made his debut in Marvel Comics' First Issue.
Captain America's uniform consists of a blue shirt with white stripes, red pants, black boots, and a blue cap with a white star on it. His primary weapon is a shield decorated with an eagle design which he can throw like a spear. Other than his motorcycle, he never uses any other form of transportation. However, he has been known to fly using his own personal winged suit.
Captain America appears in almost every comic book published by Marvel Comics. He is usually shown fighting Nazis or other evil scientists who have developed weapons technology similar to that used by Hitler's army.
William Godfrey "Willie G." Davidson (born 1933) is an American businessman and motorcycle designer who served as Harley-Davidson Motor Company's senior vice president and chief styling officer. He also served as the director of Harley-Willie Davidson's G. Davidson Product Development Center in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
Willie G. Davidson was born on January 4, 1933, in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the son of William E. "Bill" Davidson, a successful local dentist who also played a prominent role in the management of his family's business. After graduating from Yale University in 1955, he joined the family business, working his way up to become one of its two presidents in 1992. He was elected to serve as chairman of the board but was forced to resign after only six months due to health issues related to melanoma. He died at age 65 on February 27, 1993.
During his tenure at Harley-Davidson, Willie G. Davidson led the development of several popular models including the Fat Boy, Shovelhead, Nightster, and Softail Deluxe. He also designed the award-winning Sportster series of motorcycles.
After retiring in 2004, Willie G. Davidson has worked as a consultant for Harley-Davidson. He serves as an honorary chairman of the company's executive committee and has been involved in the design of several new models including the LiveWire electric motorcycle.
Bagger, full dresser, full dress tourer, or dresser are terms for touring bikes that were initially used disparagingly or jocularly to refer to Harley-Davidson or other cruisers with full sets of saddlebags. This term may now be used to any touring motorbike. The term "bagger" was originally applied to Harley-Davidson models with large front wheel travel (often called "fenders") and full sets of saddlebags.
Today, "bagger" is a term used to describe any motorcycle designed for touring or recreational use. Although the term has become popular among riders who enjoy camping and traveling across America, it originally referred only to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In fact, prior to the introduction of the Sportster in 1957, all Harley-Davidson touring vehicles were given the option of carrying saddlebags or panniers. Today, many sport bike manufacturers produce models that are also used for touring purposes. These include the Yamaha TMax, Honda Africa Twin, and KTM 690 Adventure, among others.
Saddlebaggers are still made by Harley-Davidson, but they are no longer the flagship model. They are instead joined by a new generation of larger, more luxurious touring motorcycles known as Touring Classics or simply Classics. The bags on these motorcycles can hold up to 1,500 pounds, which is enough weight to cause serious damage to an ordinary vehicle.
Customers grew to recognize the Harley-Davidson brand emblem as a symbol of liberty and strength. The firm welcomed this concept, but the rebellious image it developed came with baggage, since certain groups connected Harley Davidson motorcycles with outlaw gangs and middle-aged white males. These associations have cost Harley many customers over the years.
However, Harley-Davidson has recently tried to change its image by introducing new models that are sporty and elegant at the same time. The new models are especially popular with young people who like their bikes modern yet retro at the same time.
Harley-Davidson also uses social media to promote its brands. The company was one of the first to use Twitter, which is now one of the most popular social networking sites in the world. It has more than 9 million followers on Twitter.
Harley-Davidson has more than 180 dealerships across the United States. In addition, there are about 1,000 independent retailers who sell Harley-Davidson products directly from factory floors or through online vendors.
The majority of these independents work with larger chains that purchase in bulk and resell at a higher price. However, some small businesses operate as direct sellers of parts or accessories. They may receive free merchandise in return for promoting certain brands or companies.