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The 1980s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Channel features classic Harleys and their stories. Check out this decade of Harley-Davidsons at HowStuffWorks.

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1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100

The introduction of the 1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100 was big news for fans of the Harley Sportster. The 1986 models got their own version of the Evolution powerplant smoother and more reliable than the old design. Check out the Harley XLH 1100.


1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide

 1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide

The 1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide motorcycle featured a flamed Fat Bob fuel tank. See pictures and learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1984 Harley-Davidson FXRT

 1984 Harley-Davidson FXRT

The 1984 Harley-Davidson FXRT was one of the first bikes to receive an Evolution engine. See pictures and learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100

 1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100

The 1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100 introduced the first changes to the Sportster in thirty years. Learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis

 1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis

The 1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis was named for a motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, South Dakota. Learn about the 1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis. See more »

1984 Harley-Davidson XR-1000 Sportster

 1984 Harley-Davidson XR-1000 Sportster

The 1984 Harley-Davidson XR-1000 Sportster motorcycle had nearly 70 horsepower. See pictures and learn about the Harley-Davidson XR-1000 Sportster. See more »

1988 Harley-Davidson FLSTC

 1988 Harley-Davidson FLSTC

The 1988 Harley-Davidson FLSTC motorcycle blended retro styling and modern technology. See pictures and learn about the Harley-Davidson FLSTC. See more »

1988 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Softail Springer

 1988 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Softail Springer

The 1988 Harley-Davidson FXSTS Softail Springer motorcycle blended classic and modern styling. See pictures and learn about the Softail Springer. See more »

1982 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis

 1982 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis

The 1982 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis motorcycle commemorated the annual Sturgis event. See pictures and learn about the Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis. See more »

1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition

 1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition

The 1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition motorcycle was a mixture of old and new. See pictures and learn about the Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition. See more »