1936 Harley-Davidson EL


1936 Harley-Davidson EL Pictures
The engine of the EL earned the nickname "Knucklehead," which was inspired by the shape of its rocker-cover caps.
The engine of the EL earned the nickname "Knucklehead," which was inspired by the shape of its rocker-cover caps.

The 1936 Harley-Davidson EL motorcycle introduced changes that would influence the future of motorcycle design. Among them were changes to the rocker-shaft covers and air intake.

The tank-mounted instrument panel, still a Harley styling element, included amp and oil- pressure readouts.
Introduced in 1936, the Harley-Davidson EL went on to become one of Harley's most-popular motorcycles.
The 1936 Harley-Davidson EL offered this
Shift lever well forward indicates this Harley EL
The "fishtail" muffler was another period styling
A real piece of Americana: a 1936 Harley-Davidson
The EL proudly wears its California Highway Patrol badge.
Black and white was a traditional police color; many departments also mounted additional lights.
Evidence, ammunition, or just lunch, saddle bags
Cops appreciated Harley's rugged build, though presence of a rear suspension would have made long hours on the road more comfortable.

For more great motorcycle articles and pictures, check out:

More to Explore

#}