Harley received the nickname of "hog" way back in 1920 when their racing team used a pig for a mascot. Other mascots were also used, giving the possibility that the "hog" could have come to be known as the "coon". An amusing look at "what might have been".
Was Harley-Davidson's Mascot Almost a Raccoon?
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Thought it was an acronym for Harley Owners Group?
It was just dumb luck that Harley could use their nickname "hog" for the Harley Owners Group....
I never knew that's where the 'hog' name came from.
And yes, wouldn't it have been 'interesting' if the mascot had been a raccoon and the bikes called coons!
"the PC brigade"
Aye, brings a whole new meaning to "i've been riding a black fatboy" sorry Kris " />
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