Some of the Best Harley Davidsons of All Time
If you love Harley Davidson it can be hard to pick the best ones of all time, but here is a list of some of the ones that have really stood out.
Best Harley Davidsons
The FXR came from the FX Super Glide and the predecessor of the Dyna platform. Among Harley fans the FXR seems to be among one of the favourites, with users saying that it’s a timeless hot rod style, has the best handling and functional.
Large framed Harleys since 1941 have received the FL designation which depicted overhead valve big twin engines that had wide front tires and long distance capabilities.
In 1949 the FL was the first of the Harleys Davidsons to receive hydraulically damped telescopic forks and was give the name Hydra Glide.
The FL received a new frame with a swimgarm and a pair of coil over shocks in 1958 and was the first big twin to have a fully suspended chassis. The Hydro Glide was then renamed the Duo Glide.
The predecessor of the Sportster was the K model and the KR750 was the best of flat track racing. The KR750 was a popular choice during the 50s and 60s. Racers rode the side valve Class C determined to win countless trophies.
The XR750 is a firm favourite among Harley fans and was made famous by the daring stunt driver Evel Knievel. The XR750 is still the most winning bike in AMA racing history.
FXDP Dyna Defender
The Dyna that was produced from 2001 to 2004 is Harley’s police issue, but was not that popular with police departments. The Dyna Defender differs from the average Dyna in the dual disc front brakes, boxy bags, mini ape bar, black springs and tall rear shocks.
There were about 300 of these Dyna’s made in each year of production making it a collectable bike to get your hands on.
The 1936 EL line of Motor Company introduced the Knucklehead V-Twin which is said to be the grandfather of modern Harley engines because of the overhead valve set up. There was a displacement of 61 cubic inches.
The 1915 11F must be the best Harley Davidson with the cutting edge three speed transmissions transformed the company. The 1915 11F also featured a 61 cubic inch F head V twin which used an automatic oiler and larger intake valves which made the bike jump to 11 horsepower. The bike also had a magneto and electric light system that included a taillight which could be removed and used as a nighttime service light.
The 1915 11F topped Harley’s sales and became the bestselling Harley Davidson until today.