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This is a page about the con­tents of the mag­a­zine. Not a page about con­tent­ment. Al­though it’s con­ceiv­able that the two could ac­tu­ally be one and the same thing

ra­dio op­tion in 1972? A nat­u­ral ex­hi­bi­tion­ist, the Har­ley looks stun­ning just sit­ting there. Rolling his­tory. Pop would be proud.

When the gap be­tween Har­ley-David­son’s en­gi­neer­ing and the wares of its com­peti­tors be­came too wide to hide with a chrome­plated cover, the buy-back from tem­po­rary par­ent AMF drew two broad lines through the com­pany time­line. The good and the bad. Be­cause of this pop­u­lar (and not to­tally unfounded) dis­dain for the AMF-era ma­chines, buy­ers look­ing to re­alise their big twin dream might find the AMF Shovel a rel­a­tive bargain… yet one that con­tin­ues to ap­pre­ci­ate nicely.

There are no wor­ries about af­ter­mar­ket sup­port. Parts and ser­vices needed to re­store or re­new your vin­tage Har­ley twin will re­main for gen­er­a­tions to fol­low. I ap­pre­ci­ate, and per­haps al­ways have, the ap­peal in the full- dresser’s look and its sound, and it could eas­ily be made bet­ter. Mea­sured against typ­i­cal stan­dards of 1970s per­for­mance and func­tion, the FLH fails to match its Ori­en­tal con­tem­po­raries. But when you un­der­stand the dif­fer­ence be­tween rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle and rid­ing a Seventy-Four it all be­comes clear. For those who wish to travel long roads in the cra­dle of an­other time, the Elec­tra Glide has no equal. Ready to roll – to ride for a very long way in a def­i­nite style…

Right:‘A se­ries of chain re­ac­tions be­gan to oc­cur. Like the rum­bling of a jet climb­ing over­head dur­ing take­off, a thun­der­ing roar re­sounds in­side our hel­met. It’s the ex­haust note of those seventy four Mil­wau­kee inches work­ing to pro­pel the ma­chine...

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