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Harley Davidson Motor History

From left to William Davidson, Walter Arthur Davidson and William

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company got its from founders William S. and Arthur Davidson.

In time, brothers, William and Walter, the company.

According to the Harley-Davidson Harley’s name comes because it was his drafting, designing and that made the first ever produced by the young a possibility. The men included the hyphen in the so that it would be clear the company had two founding fathers, not one.

1903 Harley-Davidson was Harley and the Davidson brothers their first motorcycle. The Harley Davidsons were a 25 cubic inch (410cc) single-cylinder.

This single 3hp, belt drive was followed by 2 more that year, all bought and paid for completion.

1936 Harley-Davidson the EL, an overhead valve, 61 cubic powered bike. With horsepower and bold styling the motorcycle quickly earns the of Knucklehead, due to the shape of its rocker The same year, the Motor introduces a 80 cubic inch valve engine.

1942 Walter Davidson at age 65

1943 William Harley at age 66

1948 New features are added to the 61 and 74 valve engines, including heads and hydraulic valve Also new are the one piece, chrome rocker covers shaped cake pans. The nickname only seemed logical.

The first of the Shovelhead engines is on the Electra-Glide models, replacing the

1969 AMF buys Harley Assembly operations move Milwaukee to AMF plant in York, To pay for the new plant, prices are raised.

was rushed to meet demand, and declined.

1981 Sales from 80% to 20% due to Japanese competition. H-D bought back Harley AMF for $75 million and developed new models and a new With improved manufacturing and process, many of the old flaws of the HD were resolved.

1983 Owners Group® (HOG) US government imposes large on Japanese motorcycles to help sales.

1984 Harley-Davidson the 1340cc VІ® Evolution® engine on models including the all-new The result of seven years of the Evolution engine produces power at every speed, cooler, cleaner and is oil-tight. witnessed is the debut of the Softail and its trend-setting method of hiding the rear shock absorbers.

1992 Belt drives universal on all models.

2000 The Cam 88B engine is introduced which a counter-balancers and rubber engine that eliminate almost all of the vibration.

2001 Fuel is unveiled as a feature new to the Softail of motorcycles.

Harley Davidson

We live in a world where technology changes on a daily Japanese motorcycle companies to create new engine designs year. Car lines are completely every three or four

Then there is the Harley-Davidson Company.

Harley-Davidson seems to on a completely different clock, new engine designs arriving 15 years or so. Between 1936 and engine designs released by represented a constant tweaking of the basic V-twin, 45-degree, engine design.

In 2001, released its first truly new in a commercial motorcycle, yet it was still a If you ignore the first few years of the history as a period of experimentation, really have been seven major engine during the company’s 100 year

Harley Davidson’s first — Manufactured 1909

49.5 cubic w/ 7hp

Flathead — Manufactured between and 1936

Flatheads did not have valves. Instead, the valves ran the engine and opened upwards a chamber beside the combustion The advantage of a flathead was simplicity no pushrods or rocker arms, and the was a simple casting with a in it for the sparkplug.

A typical Flathead had a displacement of 45 cubic inches cc) and produced about 22 horsepower.

engine — Manufactured 1936 and 1947

Knucklehead were the first overhead engines produced by Harley-Davidson. The came in 60 cubic inch cc) and 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) able to produce 40 and 45 horsepower

Panhead engine — between 1948 and 1965

The also came in 60 cubic (990 cc) and 74 cubic inch cc) variations and produced 50 and 55 horsepower Big differences between the knucklehead and the included aluminum heads on the and internal oil lines, as opposed to lines on the knucklehead.

Shovelhead engine — between 1966 and 1985

displaced 74 cubic inches cc) and produced 60 horsepower.

Evolution — Manufactured between and 1999

Displacement is 81.8 inches (1,340 cc), and the produces 70 horsepower. Although the 1340cc is no longer in production, the model line of motorcycles Evolution engines with 883 cc and cc displacements (manufactured 1986 to .

Twin Cam 88 engine — starting in 1999

The Twin Cam its name from the fact it has two cams in the crankcase to activate the At 88 cubic inches (1,450 cc) of it is the largest production Harley engine, and it produces 80 horsepower. The remains air-cooled, and uses valves activated by pushrods.

The 88B of the engine, which came out in contains counterbalancing shafts to engine vibration.

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Revolution — Manufactured starting in

The Revolution engine is currently on only one Harley production — the VSRC. While all of the previously mentioned are largely the and represent incremental improvements, the engine is different. This is water-cooled rather than and its V angle is 60 degrees rather 45. It has four overhead cams than two cams in the crankcase and is injected.

This engine is smaller only 69 cubic inches cc). It has a much shorter allowing it to rev to 9,000 RPM and it produces 115

Harley Davidson Designations and List

Do you find the Harley number designations confusing. on !

The first letter of the model reveals the engine series:

G Servicar three wheeler, to 1972

E — Overhead 61 cubic inch big twin separated)

F — Overhead 74,80 or 88 cubic inch big

FL — 80 to 88 cubic inches and a fat tire. (Also 74 1941-82)

K Side valve 45 and 55 cubic sports bike that the WL in

1953 and was replaced by the Sportster in It had many design

features were carried over to the

U — Side valve 74 or 80 inch big twin

V — Side valve 74 inch 1930-36. (Also VLH, VHS 80)

W — Side 45 cubic inch made to 1952

X — Sports and construction. Applied to 1918-1922 twin

Sport, 1944 opposed twin, and 1957 to Sportster.

The second letter of the designator reveals the Front end sportsters):

X — Narrow and sport forks.

L — front tire and Hydra-Glide forks.

(FX originally meant Expirimantal The first one was the Super FX)

Harley-Davidson FXRP Police Pursuit Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRP Police Pursuit Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRP Police Pursuit Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRP Police Pursuit Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRP Police Pursuit Glide
Harley-Davidson FXRP Police Pursuit Glide

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