59 brochureThe model line up is not changed in 1959. A new dash design for foot shift models includes a green neutral position light
New gas tank emblems called “arrow flight” emblems are designed.

┬áHere are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1959 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 58-59

[table caption=”1959 models” width=”1000″ colwidth=”100|50|50″ colalign=”left|left|center|left|right”]
model,engine type,actual displacement,compression,factory options,

FL sport solo,74 c.i.high compression,73.66 c.i.,7.25:1,___,

FLF sport solo footshift,74 c.i.high compression,73.66 c.i.,7.25:1,F=foot shift,

FLH super sport solo,74 c.i. high compression,73.73 c.i.,8.0:1,__,

FLHF super sport solo foot shift,74 c.i. high compression,73.73 c.i.,8.0:1,f=footshift,

NOTE: the ” F denoting foot shift will not be stamped in serial number.

[table caption=”1959 models available colors” width=”1000″ colwidth=”25|25|25″
black,_____,Warner speedo with italic “Day-Glo” green numbers and hash marks with gold painted center,
calypso red,_____,_____,

skyline blue,_____,_____,

*hi-fi red,_____,_____,

*hi-fi turqouise,_____,_____,
birch white,_____,_____,

police silver,_____,_____,


standard paint is two tone with standard color tank top and birch white side panels.

*extra cost hi-fi red and hi-fi turqouise.

* standard solid color could be ordered at no extra charge.