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

1981 Harley-Davidson Heritage Edition Pictures

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.

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.

The fuel tank featured old-style lettering and an AMF

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