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The 1970s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Channel features classic Harleys and their stories. Check out vintage Harley-Davidsons at HowStuffWorks.

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1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250

The 1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250 had a Yamaha engine. Learn more about the 1975 AMF Harley-Davidson SS-250 motorcycle and see pictures.


1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster

 1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster

The 1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster was offered in a patriotic red, white and blue paint scheme. Learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide

 1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide

The 1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide motorcycle was one of the few bikes sporting the AMF-Harley logo. Learn about this Harley-Davidson bike. See more »

1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide

 1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide

The 1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide was bare-bones, evoking classic bikes. See pictures and learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster

 1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster

The 1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster was designed to celebrate Harley's 75th anniversary. See pictures and learn about this Harley-Davidson. See more »

1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750

 1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750

The 1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750 were successful on the racecourse. See pictures and learn about these Harley-Davidson motorcycles. See more »

1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

The powerful 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR motorcycle faced tough competition from Japanese rivals. See pictures and learn about the Harley-Davidson XLCR. See more »

1978 Harley-Davidson FXS

 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS

The 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider motorcycle had a muscular flow to its lines. See pictures and learn about the 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS. See more »

1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide

 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide

The 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide motorcycle was Harley's first factory-custom bike. See pictures and learn more about the FX Super Glide. See more »

1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250

 1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250

The 1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250 had a Yamaha engine. Learn more about the 1975 AMF Harley-Davidson SS-250 motorcycle and see pictures. See more »