1948 Harley-Davidson WL


1948 Harley-Davidson WL Pictures

The 1948 Harley-Davidson WL looked very similar to Harley's Big Twin flatheads of the era.
The 1948 Harley-Davidson WL looked very similar to Harley's Big Twin flatheads of the era.

Like its larger stablemates, the 45-cubic-inch 1948 Harley-Davidson WL motorcycle carried a tank-mounted instrument panel. The WL street model also had its drive chains on the right side of the bike, and its hand-shift/foot-clutch arrangement was reversed so that first gear was closest to the rider.

Like the Big Twins, the 45-cubic-inch WL carried a tank-mounted gauge panel. Like the Big Twins, the 45-cubic-inch WL carried a tank-mounted gauge panel.
Like the Big Twins, the 45-cubic-inch WL carried a tank-mounted gauge panel.
The WL's first gear was located closest to the rider. The WL's first gear was located closest to the rider.
The WL's first gear was located closest to the rider.
The Forty-Five engine was produced from 1929-1973, and also powered the three-wheeled Servi-Car. The Forty-Five engine was produced from 1929-1973, and also powered the three-wheeled Servi-Car.
The Forty-Five engine was produced from 1929-1973, and also powered the three-wheeled Servi-Car.
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