Harley-Davidson FL 1942
The only people that could obtain the non-military FL models were those dedicated to police use or to those buyers who could support the war effort. Only 799 of the “civilian” model were built in 1942 due to the war, During World War II, nearly all Harley production was directed towards building the 80,000 military “WLA” 45 cu. bikes (1942-1946). Production of civilian models was down during that time but the 1942 Knucklehead Model FL is High Performance 74 cubic inch 48 HP machine weighing 535 LBS and a top speed of 105 MPH...Note the longer ribs on the left engine case and new shape clutch pedal.