Aermacchi Harley-Davidson produced lightweight motorcycles during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Harley-Davidson owned about half of the stock in the factory. They produced mainly single-cylinder motorcycles between 50cc and 350cc, although a few two-cylinder models were produced. In the beginning they were sold under the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson nameplate, which was later changed to AMF Harley-Davidson for marketing purposes. As far as we are concerned, all of the Italian made Harleys are Aermacchi Harleys.
Eric Spurgeon created the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson Internet club in December of 1996. At the time he was a freshman in college home for his winter break. He became the owner of a 1973 TX-125 in December 1993, when he was 15. He spent several years rebuilding that TX-125. During his first semester in college he bought a computer and learned the basics of Internet publishing. Since Aermacchi owners are so far from one another and since there was very little information available about them on the Internet, Eric decided that he would take it upon himself to create the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson Internet club. He and a few other people that he had found over the Internet were the first members. Slowly, the club grew to where it is today and continues to get a few new members every week. Now, there is a multitude of information on the site, mostly received from the members.
Overcoming its humble beginnings, the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson Internet club has acquired over 1000 members from more than 30 countries worldwide and almost every state in the U.S.
Eric Spurgeon knows that he does not know everything, so he has also created a discussion forum where all the members can answer each other’s questions. This is in addition to the owners “Registry” which is a listing of all the members, a “Classifieds” page, where members can trade or sell parts, and the “Dealers” page which lists all of the shops that sell OEM and after-market parts for the little Italian Harleys.
We Aermacchi owners know that our Aermacchi Harley-Davidson motorcycles are the bastard children of “The American Motorcycle Company.” We have heard all kinds of things like, “Those aren’t real Harleys” or “That’s just a Japanese motorcycle with Harley stickers on it.” We would just like people to know that we love our bikes and like to hear from other owners that feel the same way.
Thank you for visiting.
– Eric Spurgeon
To learn more about Eric Spurgeon visit Spurgeon’s Place
This site is in no way affiliated with Aermacchi Aleina, Harley-Davidson Incorporated, Aeronautica Macchi Manufacturing Corporation, or American Machine & Foundry Inc. (AMF). It is a web creation by Eric Spurgeon. All opinions expressed are those of Eric Spurgeon, unless otherwise noted. All trademarks are trademarks of their respective organizations from here on in.