Harley-Davidson Panhead in Movies

 in Easy Rider
Easy Rider

Both customized 1951 HD FLH Police Motorcycles Excellent movie. Saw it 10 times. Ended up getting 73 superglide because of the movie. Unfortunately the original bikes were stolen after the film ! what about to give these 5 stars? I watched it yesterday (ffwd) and I was thinking the same. Someone made it 4 stars, because yesterday it was only 3... why Police? quelles différences entre un Panhead normal et un Panhead police? Gros plan sur les moteurs Panhead Le dernier geste de Dennis Hopper avant de mourir: Un doigt d'honneur! La fin tragique des deux motos (et des deux pilotes) I once had rented this film, and watch the whole thing. I can tell that those two choppers are 1951 Harley-Davidson Panheads because of the motor. All Harley-Davidson have had Panhead Motors which were standard from 1947 through 1965. The motorcycles for the film, based on hardtail frames and Panhead engines, were designed and built by chopper builders Cliff Vaughs and Ben Hardy, following ideas of Peter Fonda, and handled by Tex Hall and Dan Haggerty during shooting. In total, four former police bikes were used in the film. The 1949, 1950 and 1952 Harley Davidson Hydraglide bikes were purchased at an auction for US$ 500 (equivalent to approx. US$ 2500 at 2007 currency rates). Each bike had a backup to make sure that shooting could continue in case one of the old machines failed or got wrecked accidentally. One "Captain America" was demolished in the final scene, while the other three were stolen and probably taken apart before their significance as movie props became known. The demolished bike was rebuilt by Dan Haggerty and shown in a museum. He sold it at an auction in 2001. Many other replicas have been built since the film’s release. Hopper and Fonda hosted a wrap party for the movie and then realised they hadn't shot the final campfire scene. Thus, it was shot after the bikes had already been stolen, which is why they are not visible in the background as in the other campfire scenes. Oh no! Saw this on the local news. The fourth motorcycle may be destroyed: Link to "www.statesman.com" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyy2W9LYvs

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