1950 sales brochure

1950. a big change in the 1950 big twin models available. The available models would be trimmed from the 1949 record of 15 down to 6 for 1950. Eliminating all springer front fork models and sidecar gearing models except the ES and FS.

Other changes include polished die cast fork tube sliders and an adjustable trail hydra-glide front end .

 

 

1950 speedometer

 

1948-1952 speedo

1948-1952 speedo

 

1950 gas tank emblems

1947-1950 emblems

1947-1950 emblems

Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1950 Panhead

How to restore your Harley-Davidson by Bruce Palmer 111

Riding vintage website

the Jocky Journal web forum

hydra-glide.com The panhead and flathead site

The Harley Davidson Panhead service manual 48-57 rigid

1950 models
model engine type actual displacement compression factory options
E hydra-glide solo 61 c.i. low compression 60.32 c.i. 6.5:1 __
EL hydra-glide sport solo 61 c.i.high compression 60.32 c.i. 7.0:1 __
ES hydra-glide sidecar twin 61 c.i. low compression 60.32 c.i. 6.5:1 S = sidecar gearing
F hydra-glide solo 74 c.i. low compression 73.66 c.i. 6.6:1 __
FL hydra-glide sport solo 74 c.i.high compression 73.66 c.i. 7.0:1 __
FS hydra-glide sidecar twin 74 c.i. low compression 73.66c.i. 6.6:1 S = sidecar gearing

NOTE: the ” S denoting sidecar gearing will not be stamped in serial number.

1950 models available colors
paint stripes speedometer
_____ _____ bluish gray center. cream white mph numbers. red indicator
white _____ _____
riviera blue _____ _____
ruby red _____ _____
azure blue _____ _____
black _____ _____
flight red _____ _____
metallic green _____ _____
silver _____ _____