Not invented in Milwaukee? Take a look at this orange bike. You might say, “Huh. big deal, a custom Harley Soft Tail with Pan heads from J&P Cycles or S&S.” But you’d be wrong. This is a production Road Worx frame and the first ones were made about 1979, over four years before Harley made their first Soft Tail in 1984, with the new Evo motor. Harley met with Road Worx, bought the patented design and after a few years of development released the first Harley-Davidson Soft Tails, 1984. The other frame, with no paint and shocks under the seat, is the first version of Road Worx frame, made a bit before the bottom shock design on the orange bike. The next time you visit the National Motorcycle Museum the bike and frame will be on display, eventually with photos and text to explain….where the Harley Soft Tail really came from.