The story goes that Dean Hummer bought an H-D dealership and sold so many 125cc lightweights he got a call from "the factory" about this . . . They wanted him to come to Milwaukee for a meeting (or maybe it was a scheduled dealer meeting?) He knew something was up . . . hoped he wasn't in trouble, or maybe they wanted to know his sales strategies??? Anyway, they asked if they could name the Model after him . . . after that day, they were christened The Harley Hummer !