Harley-Davidson WL


  • First year of the WL model produced from 1937-1952
  • First year for fully recirculating oiling system on flathead
  • Harley built about 90,000 WLA and WLC models during World War II
  • Winner of the Autorama Extreme Detroit show in 2009 and 2010
  • High-compression 45ā€ CID ā€œLā€ motor
  • Basis for the WLA, the motorcycle that would help win World War II
  • After the war, these surplus bikes were the basis of the first choppers built