100 YEARS OF HARLEY-DAVIDSON ADVERTISING
August 22, 2003 - January 4, 2004
1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead
Restored and owned by Paul Kox
KNUCKLEHEAD, Model EL, 1947
Courtesy of Paul Kox
1947 marked the last full year that the famous KNUCKLEHEAD engine was produced. During that year nearly 12,000 were made, which comprised nearly half of Harley-Davidson's total production. In its twelve-year run, the Knucklehead won a loyal following and remains an icon in motorcycle history as the original American superbike.
All motorcycles presented are the property of private individuals. Like many Harley-Davidson enthusiasts, they have made modifications to their bikes, expressing their individual tastes. They are not intended to represent the Harley-Davidson Motor Company or its brand. Rather, they are exhibited as examples of milestones in Harley culture.