1948 Harley Davidson Panhead Bobber
For the Harley Davidson factory, the year 1948 was a pivotal year. Their top of the line model, the Knucklehead, was being retired, and a new generation of Big Twins were making their debut. In that year, the new Panhead was first introduced, and it was also the last year for the trusty Springer front fork system to be offered on the FL’s or EL’s. Now fast forward about 72 years to the present day, and the 1948 is heralded as one of the most iconic and collectible of the entire Panhead production years. This fine example that we are offering was recently restored as a period Bobber by my good friend Landy Brakke and has approximately 50 miles on it since the rebuild just to work out all of the bugs. The engine cases are matching numbers along with a correct year gear box and original speedometer, gas tanks, dash, tank badges, frame and front end. Upgraded items include a belt drive primary, Cycle Electrics electronic regulator, Flanders style handlebars and risers, KR style solo seat and a Superior style “shot gun” exhaust to round off the bikes good looks. The gas tank and fenders are painted in the 1948 “Flight Red” livery to give it that nostalgic look and feel. This beautiful motorcycle is ready for show or go and would make an excellent addition to any collection or man cave.
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