Ron Stratman, founder of RK Stratman, says that t-shirts are a statement of loyalty.
Stratman doesn’t have to study marketing manuals or demographic profiles to incorporate
Harley’s culture and heritage into his designs. He’s part of the culture. “I rode
Harley-Davidson motorcycles before I even thought of making t-shirts,” he says.
“I’ve been hooked on riding Harleys since I was 15. I still ride 10,000-20,000 miles a year.”
And you can’t miss Stratman as he rolls into your town. He brandishes a buffalo head
on the front of his motorcycle and a pair of horns on his helmet. – “Harley T-shirt: A
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Ron Stratman began miles away from a successful business and a motorcycle adorning a
buffalo head that is known to riders across America. As a young teen, Ron became
determined to have a motorcycle. Once he earned enough money, he purchased his first,
and it certainly would not be his last. Ron had begun racing and at the same time had a
growing family. Eventually his son, Carl, began racing and it became a family affair. His
wife and daughters tagged along selling iron-on patches and decals to support the racing
habit. The family’s weekend venture has now turned into a successful business that to this
day fully owned and operated by Ron and his family. Today Ron spends his time consulting
on designs, working with salesmen and traveling to visit dealers who have become long
time friends. Of course, whenever possible he travels by motorcycle.