HARLEY’S ALPHABETTI SPAGHETTI
Confused by Harley-Davidson’s use of letters and numbers in their model designations? Be confused no more. The names kick off with the engine, so an F is a Big V-twin, X is a Sports or Special Construction engine and V a Revolution motor. The XL used on Sportsters stands for Experimental Lightweight and is then followed by a series of numbers, which indicate capacity in cc, either 883cc or 1200cc. The next letter indicates the fork diameter (L for large, X for small).the last letter is the frame style so H or T is for Highway/ Touring, ST for Softail and D is for Dyna. Got it? Good, so an FLHX is a big twin, with big forks and a touring frame or also known as a Street Glide. There’s also the XG engine, which is the revolution engine fitted to the new Street 750 and Street Rod bikes. Simple, right?