1954 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide


1954 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide Pictures
The 1954 FL Hydra-Glide motorcycle was part of a Harley-Davidson roster that represented the period's only American-made lineup of bike
The 1954 FL Hydra-Glide motorcycle was part of a Harley-Davidson roster that represented the period's only American-made lineup of bike

The 1954 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide motorcycle offered options such as color-matched hand grips and kick-start pedal. The example pictured wasn't ordered with two-tone paint, which supplied the tank and fenders in different colors.

The FL's "Panhead" V-twin engine displaced 74 cubic inches.
Though founded in 1903, Harley-Davidson chose to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 1954.
The big Harleys were law-enforcement staples.
Cop Harleys located the Motorola speaker and microphone by the handlebars, and the transceiver in the left saddlebag.
Here's the optional two-tone paint offered on the 1954 Harley-Davidson FL Hydra-Glide model.
The FL model featured Harley's traditional tank-mounted speedometer. Note the dual gas-filler caps.
A trumpet-style horn was part of the 50th Anniversary hardware.
"Hydra-Glide" referenced Harley's telescopic forks.
The 1954 50th Anniversary FLs wore special medallions on their front fenders.

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