The model line up is not changed in 1960. Design changes include  a  2 piece headlight nacelle for the headlight shroud. Engine changes include stellite faced exhaust valves, oil control piston rings and heavier valve springs.

1960 sign
1960 sign



 Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1960 Panhead

How to restore your Harley-Davidson by Bruce Palmer 111

Riding vintage website

the Jocky Journal web forum The panhead and flathead site

The Harley Davidson Panhead service manual 59-69

1960 models

modelengine typeactual displacementcompressionoptions
FL sport solo74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.7.25:1
FLF sport solo footshift74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.7.25:1F=foot shift
FLH super sport solo74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.8.0:1
FLHF super sport solo foot shift74 c.i.high compression73.66 c.i.8.0:1F=foot shift

NOTE: the ” F denoting foot shift will not be stamped in serial number.

1960 models available colors

*blackWarner speedo with italic “Day-Glo” green numbers and hash marks with gold painted center
*skyline blue
*hi-fi red
*hi-fi green
*hi-fi blue
*birch white
police silver

*standard paint is two tone with standard color tank top and birch white side panels.

*extra cost hi-fi red, hi-fi green,hi-fi blue

* standard solid color could be ordered at no extra charge.


1948 panhead black paint color

skyline blue

hi-fi red

hi-fi green

hi-fi blue

birch white

police silver

1948 panhead police silver paint color