1950 models

A big change in the models available from 1949 to 1950. 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 .

1959 harley panhead sales brochure
1950 sales brochure

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

modelengine typeactual displacementcompressionoptions
E hydra-glide solo61 c.i. low compression60.32 c.i.6.5:1
EL hydra-glide sport solo61 c.i.high compression60.32 c.i.7.0:1
ES hydra-glide sidecar twin61 c.i. low compression60.32 c.i.6.5:1S = sidecar gearing
F hydra-glide solo74 c.i. low compression73.66 c.i.6.6:1
FL hydra-glide sport solo74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.7.0:1
FS hydra-glide sidecar twin74 c.i. low compression73.66 c.i.6.6:1S = sidecar gearing

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

1950 models available colors

paintstripesspeedometer
whitebluish gray center. cream white mph numbers. red indicator
riviera blue
ruby red
azure blue
black
flight red
metallicĀ green
silver

white

1948 panhead police white paint color

riviera blue

1948 panhead azure blue paint color

ruby red

azure blue

black

1948 panhead black paint color

flight red

1948 panhead flight red paint color

metallicĀ green

silver