40 Greatest Military Motorcycles
40. Harley Davidson J Model 1916
Most pictures of Pancho Villa portray him as some sort of fearless insurrectionist. Usually, he’s depicted on horseback with a bandolier of bullets slung around his chest. Of course, his trademark sombrero and mustache are always on display. Yet, he used motorcycles on many of his raids during the Mexican Revolution. In response, Harley Davidson provided a machine gun motorcycle for the US Army to help defeat him. The gun was mounted on a sidecar with a shield for protection from returning fire. This marked Harley’s entry into the war effort and they were a decided help.