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1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition


1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition Pictures
With its time-honored styling and low production, the Heritage Edition became a coveted classic.
With its time-honored styling and low production, the Heritage Edition became a coveted classic.

Introduction of the 1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition motorcycle was not the only exciting Harley event to occur in that year. A group of Harley employees bought back the company from sporting-goods manufacturer AMF in the summer of 1981, restoring a good measure of pride in the proud old brand.

For those who wondered what to call the green and orange dresser, the front fender clearly spelled it out.
For those who wondered what to call the green and orange dresser, the front fender clearly spelled it out.
A Heritage Edition emblem graced the engine's primary cover.
A Heritage Edition emblem graced the engine's primary cover.
Harley moved the choke knob to a more convenient location on the instrument panel, where the owner's name could be engraved on a special plaque.
Harley moved the choke knob to a more convenient location on the instrument panel, where the owner's name could be engraved on a special plaque.
The fuel tank featured old-style lettering and an AMF
The fuel tank featured old-style lettering and an AMF

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