10 Awesome Harley-Davidson Models We’d Love To Ride
Many riders would agree that Harley-Davidson is the motorcycle brand to own. Each Harley-Davidson model has its own set of great features. There’s a Harley model for every type of rider.
Let’s talk about 10 amazing Harley models worth looking at:
1. 2002 Harley-Davidson V-Rod
Did you know that Harley’s V-Rod bikes (produced between 2001-2017) are called muscle bikes? It’s because these bad boys are super fast. We’re particularly interested in the 2002 V-Rod model because it’s quite easily one of the fastest bikes of its time.
The ’02 V-Rod packs a whooping 115 horsepower. It can achieve a top speed of 140 mph. If you own a ’02 V-Rod (or any V-Rod), there’s an easy way to boost its power even more. All you need to do is upgrade to a PurePower! lifetime oil filter. It’s a high quality reusable oil filter made out of high quality steel. Some motorcycle riders have reported an increase in power after upgrading to one of these filters.
Check out this PurePower! lifetime oil filters made specifically for V-Rod bikes.
2. 1980 Harley-Davidson FXWG Wide Glide
When Harley-Davidson rolled out the 1980 FXWG Wide Glide, motorcyclists everywhere rejoiced. Harley-Davidson amped up the custom factor with this bike. It had a chopper appearance with:
- Wide-spaced fork tubes
- A Fat Bob fuel tank with a flame paint job
- A 21″ spoked front wheel
- A stepped saddle
- A bucket-style headlight
- Pull-back handlebars
- Bobbed rear fender
This bike came with a 80-cubic-inch Big Twin engine. We’d love to put a PurePower! oil filter on it (to give it more power) and then take it for a spin.
Speaking of Wide Glides, here’s another ultra-cool one…
3. 2010 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide
In the early 2000’s, Harley-Davidson wanted to create something different. So they came up with the 2010 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide. It was not like any other bike in Harley’s past or current line up. It sports a custom old-school chopper appearance right off the assembly line. The 2010 Wide Glide is a production bike with the following custom features:
- Flame paint job
- Curved tailpipes
- Lowered suspension
- Drag bars
- Forward foot controls
The only thing better than ogling this bike is to ride it.
4. 1990 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
The 1990 Fatboy is the most iconic Fatboy ever made. 1990 was the year when Harley made some major changes to the Fatboy. This year model was the first time the Fatboy came with:
- 16″ wheels made out of a solid disc
- Shotgun mufflers for extra style
It’s a very cool-looking bike with a solid engine.
5. 1970 Harley-Davidson XR-750
This racing motorcyle is not only fun to ride, but it has a long-standing reputation. This bike has won 29 out of 37 AMA Grand National Championships between 1972 and 2008. Evel Knievel used this bike when he did all his record-breaking jumps between 1970 and 1976.
6. 2009 Harley-Davidson FLHT Electra Glide
If you’re going on a road trip, this is the bike you want. Many bikers would agree that the 2009 FLHT Electra Glide is the most stable and comfortable Harley-Davidson cruiser on the road. It comes loaded with key touring features, such as:
- A radio
- Hard saddlebags with locks
- A comfortable passenger pillion
- A fork-mounted touring fairing with instrumentation
Riding one of these bad boys makes you feel like the king of the road.
7. 2009 Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train
2009 was a good year for Harley-Davidson. They rolled out some pretty great models that year. One of them was the FXSTB Night Train. It’s an old school chopper style bike with an extended front end.
This bike’s rigid-mount, 1584cc Twin Cam 96B balanced engine creates an excellent performance. It’s great for cruising around town, not racing. It’s a symbol for freedom. This bike is one of the most sought after Harley models by bikers because of its unique appearance and reliable performance.
8. 1915 Harley-Davidson 11F
This is the bike that put the iconic company on the map. If you’re a Harley history buff, you’re going to want to ride this bike at least once in your life. This bike is actually the most sought after restoration project for Harley enthusiasts. It’s hard to find the parts for this bike, though. If you find a well restored 1915 11F, savor the moment because you may never see one again.
9. 1936 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead
The 1936 EL Knucklehead is another milestone bike in the history of Harley-Davidson. This was the last bike William S. Harley and the Davidson brothers designed together. Their last bike together did not disappoint.
The all-new overhead valve 61-cubic-inch V-twin engine produced up to 40 horsepower. It also achieved a top speed of 95 mph. That was a pretty big deal at the time. This was the first time Harley-Davidson released an overhead valve engine.
10. 2007 Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster Nightster
Who needs a crotch rocket while you’ve got a 2007 Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster Nightster? This bike comes with plenty of power, and a powerful acceleration. It’s a fun bike to ride around town, and it’s very reliable for long trips.