Although the Harley-Davidson 45--better known as the Flathead--was designed as an entry-level big twin, its sturdy and dependable construction and unlikely racing pedigree made it one of the most prolific production powerplants in the history of motorcycles. Built and sold from 1929 to 1973, the Flathead turned up in a wide range of Harley-Davidsons, from World War II military models to the utilitarian Servi-Car. The engine also became the power unit of choice among flat-track racers from 1934 to 1969. This Color History chronicles the entire development and production history of the Flathead, examining its application in street, racing, and military motorcycles. In addition to a selection of archival black-and-white photography, the author features nearly 100 modern color shots of restored Harley-Davidsons powered by the Flathead.
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Jerry Hatfield has penned more than a half dozen books for MBI Publishing Company, including Illustrated Harley-Davidson Classics 1903-1965 Buyer's Guide and Indian Four Motorcycles.
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Book Description Motorbooks International, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110760304939
Book Description Motorbooks International, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0760304939