75 years ago it was the first Harley with hydraulic forks. Now the Hydra-Glide Revival returns as an “Icons Collection”

Like every year, Harley-Davidson prepares one of its special editions Icon Collection, referring to one of its most emblematic models. On this occasion, the Hydra-Glide Revival It will commemorate the brand’s first saddle, which, 75 years ago, featured a hydraulic fork.

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Harley-Davidson Hydra-Glide Revival 2024: 75 years of history

If last year the Electra Glide Highway King 2023 delights the most exquisite palates related to the brand, this 2024 will be this Hydra-Glide Revivalthe special edition in charge of such a complicated task.

First introduced in 1949, the Hydra Glide It becomes the oldest Harley-Davidson model to be part of this special series. The original model, marketed from 1950 under the acronym FL, was equipped with the well-known propeller “Panhead.”

With this, a really important change would come to the HD motorcycles, incorporating for the first time a conventional hydraulic fork. In this way, a new era opened in terms of comfort and dynamism within the Milwaukee brand.

Later, in 1958, the model would be renewed at the cycle level, with the adoption of separate helical shock absorbers anchored to its swingarm, changing its commercial name Hydra-Glide to Duo-Glide. 75 years later, the Yankee firm highlights the importance of this advance within the history of the brand.

Hydra-Glide Revival, the Harley-Davidson that will join the select saga in 2024 "Icon Collection" Of the brand

Now we have learned, thanks to our Motorcycle colleagues, how the Hydra-Glide Revival has been registered, as version 2024, for the current range Harley-Davidson Softail. Taking into account that HD already included the Revival name to give life to its 2021 Electra Glide Icon, it is assumed that it will do the same with this 2024 Hydra-Glide.

Although the brand has not yet confirmed this news, it is very likely that it will do so in the coming days on the occasion of the event it has scheduled for the next January 24where we know that he will make the official announcement of a new release.

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