Honda and Harley Davidson remain to be two outstanding motorcycle manufacturers who have produced motorcycles, which are widely used on long distance rides. Despite this, these two manufacturers have differences and similarities in terms of their products. In the manufacturing process of a motorcycle, speed, comfort, mileage and price are the main factors, which deserve extensive consideration. As such, the thesis statement is that Harvey and Honda motorcycles have a difference in reputation, status, speed, design, mileage, and sound, but have a similarity in serving the purpose of getting the rider to his or her destination.
Reputation and Status
Harley Davidson has a well-established reputation, which makes buyers of the Harley motorcycles to pay for a higher price than for the Honda motorcycle. Harley motorcycles are ridden mostly in biker rallies. This is because they have attained a status of being well-built and sturdy machines, which are suitable for these occasions. In contrast, Honda motorcycles do not possess a robust design, which denies users of these motorcycles comfort. Nevertheless, Honda has its own reputation in terms of possessing a higher speed than Harley possesses, which makes users to prefer the motorcycles. As such, both Harley and Honda have their own independent reputation and status, which makes them compete favorably in the market environment.
Speed and Design
Both Harley and Honda motorcycles are manufactured for a purpose of cruising. This indicates that the design process of these two motorcycles focuses on attainment of higher speeds for the motorcycles. In terms of speed, Honda is recognized as a motorcycle, which has a higher speed in comparison to Harvey. On the other hand, the design of a Honda motorcycle is considered to be based on attainment of power and size reduction. This is why Honda motorcycles have a smaller size in comparison to Harley motorcycles. In contrast, Harley motorcycles are robust and heavy machines, which are designed with an aim of attaining comfort for the rider. The initial design of Harvey motorcycles was based on scratch design and manufacturing while Honda motorcycles attained their initial design by customization in a factory.
Gas Mileage and Sound
Harvey motorcycle design focuses on attaining an effective mileage. In this, these motorcycles are designed in order to ensure that they attain fuel economy by considering factors such as two-up riding, climate changes, and traffic among others. As such, Harley motorcycles have a mileage of 45-to-55 mpg. In contrast, Honda motorcycles have a mileage of 32-to-75 mpg depending on the route to be covered, model, and engine size of the machine. The design of a Honda motorcycle incorporates a smaller engine, which minimizes the sound decibel emitted by this machine. In contrast, Harley motorcycles design incorporates large engine sizes, which makes the motorcycles to emit loud sounds in the environment via the exhaust. Nevertheless, both Harley and Honda motorcycles are effective machines, which are designed for attainment of a better gas mileage and reduction in the level of exhaust sound. In addition, both Harley and Honda motorcycles are environmental pollutants through emission of sound into the atmosphere.
Both Honda and Harley motorcycles are excellent machines, which stand out in the market. These two motorcycles have the ability of getting the rider to the desired destination. As such, one may possess any of these machines depending on personal preference. Such preference may be based on the reputation, status, speed, design, mileage, and sound of the motorcycle.