San Francisco Harley-Davidson dealership shuts down after more than a century in business

A Harley-Davidson dealership in San Francisco, operational since 1914, has abruptly closed on Wednesday.

Located at 3146 Mission Street, San Francisco Harley-Davidson permanently shut its doors over the weekend. The closure came as a surprise, as the dealership's social media pages were still promoting deals and events through June 22.

Founded in 1914 by Dudley Perkins Sr., the business was previously known as Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson. According to the company’s website, it was the world’s longest-running family-owned Harley-Davidson dealership until it was sold in January 2018. The dealership was one of the oldest and most iconic brands in San Francisco.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, San Francisco Harley-Davidson managed to recover in 2022. "Harley-Davidson is back in full force here in San Francisco," employee Scott Rawson said at the time.

The dealership has not provided a reason for its sudden closure.