1980s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
The 1980s Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Channel features classic Harleys and their stories. Check out this decade of Harley-Davidsons at HowStuffWorks.
1918 Harley-Davidson 18-J
1920 Harley-Davidson 20-J
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
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
Chopper fans celebrated when the 1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide was introduced. The Wide Glide featured a flamed Fat Bob fuel tank and wide-spaced fork tubes embracing a 21-inch spoked front wheel. Check out this factory custom Harley bike.
The 1984 Harley-Davidson FXRT built upon the success of the FXR. A stiffer frame with Sportster-style forks handled better than any previous Big Twin and rubber engine mounts and a five-speed made for a smoother ride. Read about the Harley FXRT.
The introduction of the 1986 Harley-Davidson XLH 1100 was big news for fans of the Harley Sportster. The 1986 models got their own version of the Evolution powerplant smoother and more reliable than the old design. Check out the Harley XLH 1100.
The 1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis took its name from the week-long motorcycle event held each summer in Sturgis South Dakota. Read about this popular Harley model featuring rich black paint with only small touches of orange and chrome trim.