The model line up remains unchanged for 1962.New features include  the “Tombstone” style speedometer on the Duo-Glides and Servi-cars, with brushed aluminum center in tombstone shape, and various other brushed aluminum components.
The two rectangular indicators have been replaced with three round ones.

1962 enthusiast
1962 enthusiast


 Here are some great sources for detailed information about Harley Davidson’s 1962 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

1962 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.

1962 models available colors

blackblack face large silver numbers tombstone shaped  brushed aluminum center
tango red
*hi-fi red
*hi-fi purpleno chip available
*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 purple,hi-fi blue

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


1948 panhead black paint color

tango red

hi-fi red

hi-fi blue

birch white

police silver

1948 panhead police silver paint color