The model line up remains unchanged for 1961. new features include a new gas tank emblem.
A single fire ignition system is introduced using a Manual advance dual point timer. also a redesigned pushrod assembly.
Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1961 Panhead
How to restore your Harley-Davidson by Bruce Palmer 111
the Jocky Journal web forum
|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.
|black||_____||Warner speedo with italic "Day-Glo" green numbers and hash marks with gold painted center|
standard paint is two tone with standard color tank top and birch white side panels.
*extra cost hi-fi red, hi-fi green,hi-fi blue
* standard solid color could be ordered at no extra charge.