An Animated Evolution of Harley-Davidson From 1904 to Present

Harley Engine Animated GIF

With Harley-Davidson’s recent introduction of its new Milwaukee-Eight engine, we thought it’d be fun to share this animated GIF with you showing the evolution of Harley-Davidson by generation from 1904 to the present. The GIF was pieced together by the staff over at GearHeads.

We figured we’d add a pictorial history of Harley-Davidson’s Big Twins over the years for good measure. Be sure to check out our “Harley-Davidson Launches 107” & 114” Milwaukee-Eight Engines” and “Our First Ride Impressions of Harley’s New Milwaukee-Eight” articles to learn more about Harley’s latest V-Twin or grab Issue 341 of American Iron Magazine that’s just hitting the newsstands for the full, in-depth overview. (Photos Courtesy of Harley-Davidson Archives)

Harley F-Head (JD) 1914-1929

Harley F-Head (JD) 1914-1929

Harley Flathead 1930-1948

Harley Flathead 1930-1948

Harley Knucklehead 1936-1947

Harley Knucklehead 1936-1947

Harley Panhead 1948-1965

Harley Panhead 1948-1965

Harley Shovelhead 1966-1984

Harley Shovelhead 1966-1984

Harley Evolution 1984-1998

Harley Evolution 1984-1998

Harley Twin Cam 1999-Present

Harley Twin Cam 1999-Present