1970s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
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1920 Harley-Davidson 20-J
1915 Harley-Davidson 11F
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
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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The 1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster wasn't a particularly innovative or successful offering. Sportster engines still displaced 883cc in 1971 but would later be boosted to 1000cc in response to Japanese competition. Read about the XLH Sportster.
The 1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide is one of the few Harley models to sport "AMF" alongside the Harley-Davidson name on its logo. Learn why in the 1970s many owners removed the AMF badges after purchase and repainted their entire motorcyles.
The 1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide debuted with a lean look. The FLH tradition typically invokes the image of a full-tilt luggage-laden touring bike; learn how adding the "S" suffix in 1978 meant a stripped bike resembling the FLs of old.
The 1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster was released in a limited run in honor of Harley-Davidson's 75th anniversary. Gold striping gold-cast wheels and genuine leather graced the jet-black paint. Read about this classy full-featured Harley.
The 1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750 were often altered so few remain their original state. The engine for the XR-750 racer was based on the Sportster but it had dual carbs and high-mounted exhaust. Check out these rare powerful Harleys.
The 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide motorcycle was Harley's first factory-custom bike. It failed to attract the audience Harley had hoped it would finding fewer than 5000 buyers. See pictures and learn more about the FX Super Glide.