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For those who would like to import Harley-Davidson motorcycles into Europe from the US, it is a relatively simple procedure. With enough planning in advance, it can also end up costing less than buying the identical motorcycle from your local European dealer. CARFAX has put together a quick guide to make it easier to import Harley-Davidson motorcycles into Europe.
The beginning of Harley Davidson The more than 100-year old Harley-Davidson history begins in 1901 with a design for a small engine to be attached to a regular bicycle frame. William Harley worked on his design over the next two years with his friend Arthur Davidson, and his brother William. The first Harley-Davidson creation was finally completed, only to be summarily abandoned when it was discovered to be too weak to conquer Milwaukee’s (USA) small hills.
Are you interested in buying a used Harley-Davidson from America? Owning and riding a Harley-Davidson is like being a member of an elite club. The rich Harley-Davidson history and beloved image of the brand has caught the attention of motorcycle fans around the world. But there are risks to watch out for when importing a used Harley-Davidson from the US. CARFAX has put together a list of the top things to be aware of before you buy.
Which manufacturers topped the list of recalls in 2014? The year 2014 was a record year for recalls for US cars, totaling almost 63.5 million. When buying and importing cars from the USA, it’s important to know whether or not there are any open recalls for your vehicle. CARFAX Europe has put together a list of the top 10 manufacturers with the highest total of vehicle recalls from 2014.
If you are buying a new or used car and would like to know if it is an import with US car specifications, following this CARFAX Europe Quick Tip will help you find out how. Every new vehicle sold in the United States has to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). These standards for US car specifications are in place to dictate many things, including what safety equipment is necessary for crash avoidance and protection, as well as other materials designed to protect the vehicle’s occupants.
The beginning: America’s automotive industry is born The American automotive industry began in the 1890s, in a time when traveling from place to place was mostly done using trains, boats, or carriages. Several different sources of power were used in the early stages of development, including steam, electricity, and gasoline. Thousands of entrepreneurs jumped headfirst into this new arena, focused on local markets. Soon after, the steady increase in sales allowed for higher production levels in larger factories, followed by an ever-widening market for distribution.
The birth of American pickup trucks dates back almost 100 years. When World War I broke out, the Dodge brothers developed a half-ton multipurpose truck for the U.S. Army. This kick started an entire new segment of light-duty trucks. A lot has changed over the last century. Dodge’s truck, with its feeble 35-horsepower engine and 1,000-pound cargo capacity, was a lightweight by today’s standards.
Buying used cars in America, without knowing where to look, can be a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be. There are several places to buy a used carin the USA. The following is a list of some of the best options, including the positive and negative aspects of each one.
Interested in buying American cars? If you’ve already dealt with the issue, then you’ve surely already come across CARFAX. The CARFAX Vehicle History Report is a well-established and independent tool utilised by millions of used car buyers to reduce risk when buying an American used car. If you're just hearing of CARFAX for the first time, then continue reading to find important tips which may help you save a lot of money and potentially save you from a big headache.