TV mini-series Harley and the Davidsons, about the early days of the famous company, is a top-quality action drama that combines plenty of realistic bike action with superb acting and production values.
It premieres on the Discovery Channel Australia on November 17 starring two Game of Thrones actors.
The three-part, six-hour mini-series has just screened in the US to rave reviews and, after watching the first episode, we agree.
And even the main actor, Michiel Huisman who plays Daario Naharis in Game of Thrones, is a long-time motorcycle rider and did many of the low-level riding stunts.
He plays Walter Davidson who did a lot of the testing and racing of the early bikes.
“I think it certainly helped that I know how to ride motorcycles,” he says.
“But riding those old bikes is also completely the opposite of what you’re used to do. Your ‘clutch’ is actually your front brake. Your actual clutch is by your foot—if there’s a clutch at all. It felt sometimes like I had to forget all I knew.”
The first episode of Harley and the Davidsons deals with how Arthur Davidson (Bug Hall) and Bill Harley (played by Robert Aramayo who is Eddard Stark in the Game of Thrones) made the first prototype and talked Walter into funding their development.
Bug says he’s been into motorcycles “my whole life” having owned 10 bikes and having been in 10 motorcycles accidents.
“People who know me know that’s a big part of my persona.”
Arthur was the marketing and sales genius who decided to go racing to promote the product and Bill was the engineering genius.