All Harley Davidson Tank Emblems by Year | Bobberbrothers

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. 

1903 Harley Davidson Logo


Though the colors changed occasionally, the same basic lettering was used on Harley tanks for over three decades.

1933 Harley Davidson Logo


The first change to the logo appeared in 1933 when a bird-like scroll surrounded the usual lettering.

1934 1935 harley davidson logo


Replacing the 1933 Harley Bird motif that one lasted a short one year was the Flying Diamond.

1936-1939 harley davidson logo


A new tank logo was released the same year the Knucklehead motor. It lasted only through 1939.

 1940-1950 harley davidson logo


1940 saw the first metal logo to grace a Harley gas tank. Since World War ll caused shortages, relatively few HD motorcyclescarried it.

1947-1950 harley davidson logo


Harley Davidson red "speedball" Logo. This logo would grace the last Knucklehead and the first Panhead.

1951-1954 harley davidson logo


Classic Harley Davidson script 1954 saw the identical Harley script minus the underline

1955-1956 harley davidson logo


This classic 1955 design added a background to the script along with a large "V" to capitalize on Harley's famous V-Twin motor.

1957-1958 harley davidson logo


New tank emblem for the Sportster and Duo-Glide models. This was HD's first use of plastic for emblems.

1959-1960 harley davidson logo


The 1959 Arrowhead logo was larger and made of metal as opposed to plastic from the previous year.

1961-1962 harley davidson logo


Harley Davidson ran the "gun sight" logo for two short years.

1963-1965 harley davidson logo


This Harley logo would adorn the first Electra-Glide and the last Panhead.

1966-1971 harley davidson logo


Harley Davidson returned to a plain, simple badge for '66 that carried on into the AMF years.

1972-1976 AMF Era harley davidson logo

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 harley davidson logo

1977-1978 FXS Low Rider

The first Low Riders wore graphic lettering inspired from early Harley racing motorcycles.

Harley Racing Tank harley davidson logo

Harley Racing Tank

Harley davidson racing department used this lettering on it's race bikes.

1988 Harley FLSTC harley davidson logo

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 harley davidson logo

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 harley davidson logo

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

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.

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