American Motorcycle Companies
Buell Motorcycle Company
The Buell Motorcycle Company is an American based company that produces motorcycles. The company is currently based in the small town of East Troy, Wisconsin and was actually founded by a former employee of Harley-Davidson. Erik Buell was a motorcycle racer who occasionally worked with Harley-Davidson as an engineer.
Buell built his first motorcycle in 1983, and it was an instant success. His bikes are considered American custom motorcycles because they are built for racing, not for everyday riding. The company partnered with Harley in 1993, with the larger company taking over 49% of their shares. Harley made another purchase of shares in 1998, giving them majority ownership and turning Buell into one of their subsidiaries. They currently produce four American made motorcycles, as well as some models specifically for racing. For more information on the Buell Motorcycle Company, including job openings with the company, see their website at Buell.com.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Harley-Davidson is the oldest and best-known company producing American motorcycles. Today, the company is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where it was originally founded in 1901. The company produces thousands of bikes every year, with loyal fans following their every move.
Harley-Davidson is devoted to finding the best employees for their company, and does so by listing jobs on their website and attending career fairs across the country. College students can complete an internship with the company, while recent college graduates can join the management-training program. They also hire dealers, sales people, mechanics, and a variety of other employees to do work in their offices. For more information, see their website at Harley-Davidson.com.
California Customs is one of the largest and most popular manufacturers of American custom motorcycles in the country. Their American motorcycle designs have appeared on magazine covers, as well as on television and in the movies. According to the CalCustom.com website, the company has been in operation since 1991, making it one of the oldest makers of custom cycles in the US.
The company is based in San Jose, California, and since they build every bike by hand, they are always on the lookout for talented designers and builders. They began in Sunnyvale, but moved within a few years as the company grew and they needed more space. Their website provides a variety of information, including how to contact the company with questions regarding job opportunities.
Big Dog Motorcycles, LLC
Big Dog Motorcycles LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of custom-built motorcycles in the United States, and their popularity is growing worldwide, as well. The company began in 1994 and has since gone on to create an astounding 25,000 American custom motorcycles. Some of their creations have even been shipped to other countries and cities around the world.
The headquarters of Big Dog are located in Wichita, Kansas where they have a large office to design their bikes. The company customizes every bike from beginning to end, right down to the color of paint used in the design. The company employs a large number of individuals every year, and lists their current openings on their website. To look for current openings, visit their website at Bigdogmotorcycles.com.
Metry Custom Cycles
Metry Custom Cycles is proof that American motorcycles are made all across the country, as the headquarters of the company is located in Louisiana. Though they have only been in business since 2004, the company has won several awards at shows in the southern and southwest regions of the United States. In addition, some of their custom American motorcycles have won first place honors.
Metry Custom Cycles is devoted to making the best American custom motorcycles they can. The company itself is still in the early stages of development, meaning that their job opportunities are limited. Once the company begins to grow and word of mouth spreads, this will most likely change, and they will begin to list positions with the company.
American Iron Horse
American Iron Horse is one of the lesser-known companies producing American motorcycles today. The company was founded in 1995 by a group of men who were passionate about motorcycles, and giving customers what they wanted in a bike. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, they are the largest manufacturer of V-twin motorcycles in the United States.
Tim Edmondson and Bill Rucker formed the company because they believed it was important for riders to get the bike they wanted, without any of the hassles they found with other companies. The duo found a way to manufacture custom bikes on a mass level, to give everyone the opportunity to have the kind of bike they deserve.
Today, the American motorcycles produced by the company are sold at over 100 dealerships around the country. To apply for a position with the company, or to learn more about the opportunities they have available, visit their website at Americanironhorse.com.