All Harley Davidson Tank Emblems by Year
The Harley Davidson Tank Emblems changed over time. As we found it really hard to find a collection of all emblems, we just researched and created one ourselves.
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. We think it looks really clean and it looks really awesome on vintage gas tanks.
The first change to the logo appeared in 1933 when a bird-like scroll surrounded the usual lettering. This tank emblem was also available in different color choices.
Replacing the 1933 Harley Bird motif that one lasted a short one year was the Flying Diamond. It also lasted for only two years. We think this logo really fits great if you have some leather accessories on your harley davidson.
A new tank logo was released the same year the Knucklehead motor. It lasted only through 1939. What do you think of it? We think also if the lettering might be a big small, it still looks great.
1940 saw the first metal logo to grace a Harley gas tank. Since World War ll caused shortages, relatively few HD motorcycles carried it. To be honest, we have not yet seen one of these in real life. Have you ever seen one? It for sure looks really good on a two colored tank.
Classic Harley Davidson script 1954 saw the identical Harley script minus the underline. We think this emblem was a bit hard to spot from farer away, but it still has an awesome look.
This classic 1955 design added a background to the script along with a large "V" to capitalize on Harley's famous V-Twin motor. Harley Motorcycles carried this logo only until 1956.
New tank emblem for the Sportster and Duo-Glide models. This was HD's first use of plastic for emblems. It was kept really simple in a round shape.
The 1959 Arrowhead logo was larger and made of metal as opposed to plastic from the previous year. These things really hold a lifetime.
Harley Davidson ran the "gun sight" logo for two short years. Its one of the more bolder emblems, as its more concentrated on the gun sight than on the lettering.
This Harley logo would adorn the first Electra-Glide and the last Panhead. It came with an italic font and was available for two years on the two models.
Harley Davidson returned to a plain, simple badge for '66 that carried on into the AMF years. Its one of the more "standart" looking ones, but it fitted the look of the late 60s.
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. But today many harley owners are coming back to this logo for their custom paint, as it still has a great look to it.
1977-1978 FXS Low Rider
The first Low Riders wore graphic lettering inspired from early Harley racing motorcycles. Looks good on all bobber motorcycles.
Harley Racing Tank
Harley davidson racing department used this lettering on it's race bikes. Back to the roots. We think its one of the best emblems to use on your custom harley sportster bobber.
1988 Harley FLSTC
With the FLSTC retro-look it's only appropriate that decals mimicking Harley designs of old would adorn this Softail Custom. It was also one of the more simple harley davidson tank emblems.
1988 Harley FLSTS
With the FLSTS Harley took a nostalgia step into the past with this Softail Springer and its retro style front end. It had the original harley davidson badge on it with a big eagle on top of it.
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. With the big wing graphic it took up all side of the tank.