All Harley Davidson Tank Emblems by Year
The Harley Davidson Tank Emblems changed over time. Here you find a collection of all tank emblems, sorted chronologically.
Though the colors changed occasionally, the same basic lettering was used on Harley tanks for over three decades.
The first change to the logo appeared in 1933 when a bird-like scroll surrounded the usual lettering.
Replacing the 1933 Harley Bird motif that one lasted a short one year was the Flying Diamond.
A new tank logo was released the same year the Knucklehead motor. It lasted only through 1939.
1940 saw the first metal logo to grace a Harley gas tank. Since World War ll caused shortages, relatively few HD motorcyclescarried it.
Harley Davidson red "speedball" Logo. This logo would grace the last Knucklehead and the first Panhead.
Classic Harley Davidson script 1954 saw the identical Harley script minus the underline
This classic 1955 design added a background to the script along with a large "V" to capitalize on Harley's famous V-Twin motor.
New tank emblem for the Sportster and Duo-Glide models. This was HD's first use of plastic for emblems.
The 1959 Arrowhead logo was larger and made of metal as opposed to plastic from the previous year.
Harley Davidson ran the "gun sight" logo for two short years.
This Harley logo would adorn the first Electra-Glide and the last Panhead.
Harley Davidson returned to a plain, simple badge for '66 that carried on into the AMF years.
1972-1976 AMF Era
Most Harley davidson fans didn't particularly like the Motor Company's association with a bowling ball manufacturer, the "AMF" logo on the tank didn't help.
1977-1978 FXS Low Rider
The first Low Riders wore graphic lettering inspired from early Harley racing motorcycles.
Harley Racing Tank
Harley davidson racing department used this lettering on it's race bikes.
1988 Harley FLSTC
With the FLSTC retro-look it's only appropriate that decals mimicking Harley designs of old would adorn this Softail Custom.
1988 Harley FLSTS
With the FLSTS Harley took a nostalgia step into the past with this Softail Springer and its retro style front end.
1991 FXDB Sturgis Anniversary
Harleys first Sturgis model came with a Shovelhead in 1980. The 91 edition was powered by a Evolution V-twin.
1992 FXDB Daytona Anniversary
Harleys first true pearl paint job graces the tank along with a decal announcing the 50th anniversary of Daytona speed week.