1900-1920s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
The 1900-1920s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Channel features some of the earliest models around. Check out vintage Harleys at HowStuffWorks.
1931 Harley-Davidson Model D
1934 Harley-Davidson VLD
1936 Harley-Davidson EL
1947 Harley-Davidson Servi-Car
1949 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide
1942 Harley-Davidson WLA and XA
1951 Harley-Davidson Police Special
1952 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide
1955 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide
1963 Harley-Davidson FL Duo-Glide
1967 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster
1964 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster
1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster
1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide
1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750
1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide
1984 Harley-Davidson FXRT
1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100
1999 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1990 Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy
1992 Harley-Davidson FXDB Daytona
2002 Harley-Davidson FXDWG3
2002 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train
2002 Harley-Davidson VRSCA V-Rod
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How Harley-Davidson Works
The 1905 Harley-Davidson appeared two years after the first Harley-Davidson made its appearance. Only 16 of the 1905 model were ever built. To start the motor, riders would pedal the motorcycle up to speed like a bike. Read about this rare cycle.
The 1918 Harley-Davidson 18-J was Harley's most powerful motorcycle for the year. The matching sidecar gave its occupants far more luxury and weather protection than the motorcycle's rider enjoyed. Read about this 1918 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The 1920 Harley-Davidson 20-J sported the olive paint that first came in 1917. Styling changes were few during those years. The most notable came in 1920 when the headlight and horn switched places. V-twins still displaced the same 61 cubic inches.
The 1912 Harley-Davidson X8A featured a 30-cubic-inch single-cylinder, a powerful engine for its time. By 1912, public demand for more power was answered with the X8A, which produced 4.3 horsepower. See pictures and learn about the Harley X8A.
The 1915 Harley-Davidson 11F motorcycle had an advanced-for-its day 11-horse F-head V-twin engine. A proper three-speed transmission was offered along with a magneto and electric lighting system incorporating a taillight. Read about this historic Harley.
The 1916 Harley-Davidson J motorcycle was a leap forward in style with a longer lower appearance. Other than the kickstarter, however, there were few mechanical changes of note for this year. See pictures and learn about the 1916 Harley J.
The 1925 Harley-Davidson JD motorcycle introduced Harley's familiar tear-drop-shaped fuel tank. Sidecars were popular accessories of the day as these vehicles often served as a family's primary form of motorized transportation. Read about the Harley JD.
The 1927 Harley-Davidson BA was a single-cylinder motorcycle that was economical but sold poorly. Two versions of the single were offered: a flat-head with eight horsepower and an overhead-valve variant producing twelve horsepower. Read about the Harley BA.