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Harley-Davidson Model Codes

If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to Harley-Davidson model codes, you’re in the right place! There are five branches of the Harley family: Touring, Softail, V-Rod, Dyna, and Sportster—and each individual model has a unique code to identify it.

While the bikes in each category offer a set of features in common, you’ll also find a surprising amount of variation! Confusion is inevitable as the H-D universe expands with each passing model year, and we’re never too surprised to hear from Portland and Albany-area riders who have questions about the codes for Harley-Davidson models.

Read on for details about interpreting Harley-Davidson model codes for Touring, Softail, Dyna/FX, Sportster, and V-Rod motorcycles, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions!

How to Read Codes for Harley-Davidson Models

Harley-Davidson model codes provide an easy way to categorize bikes based on the engine, fork, and frame. You can usually find the code on the breather or the front fender, although it may be located someplace else on bikes with aftermarket alterations.

Here’s how to interpret each letter of a Harley-Davidson model code:

First Letter: Engine Series
G — Servicar three-wheeler (manufactured from 1937 to 1972)
E — Overhead valve 61 cubic inches “Big Twin” (separate engine and transmission)
F — Overhead valve “Big Twin”
K — Side valves 45 and 55 cubic inch
U — Side valve “Big Twin”
V — Side valve 74 cubic inches (manufactured 1930 to 1936)
W — Side valve 45 cubic inches (manufactured 1937 to 1952
X — Sports and Special Construction
V — Revolution Motor
Second Letter: Front End Size
L — Wide front tire and Hydra-Glide style front forks
X — Narrow Tire and Sport Forks
Note: This excludes Sportster and V-Rod models

Third Letter: Frame Style
H/T — Highway/Touring Frame
ST — Softail Frame
D — Dyna Frame

Additional Letters

If any letters follow the third, they indicate specific features within a bike family. Harley sometimes uses the same letter to designate different features, so this is where you’re most likely to run into trouble when interpreting codes for Harley-Davidson models. Our team is happy to clear up any confusion—just give us a call at 503-363-0634!

Harley-Davidson Model Codes: Touring

Model Code

Model Name

FLHR

Road King

FLHRCI

Road King Classic

FLHRSI

Road King Custom

FLHS

Electra Glide Sport

FLHT

Electra Glide Standard

FLHTC

Electra Glide Classic

FLHTCU

Ultra Classic Electra Glide

FLHTCUL

Ultra Classic Electra Glide Low

FLHX

Street Glide

FLHXSE

CVO Street Glide

FLHTCUSE

CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide

FLHTCUTG

Tri-Glide

FLHTK

Electra Glide Ultra Limited

FLHTKL

Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low

FLHX

Street Glide

FLHXS

Street Glide Special

FLHXXX

Street Glide Trike

FLTC

Rubber Mounted Dresser Classic

FLTCU

Rubber Mounted Dresser Classic Ultra

FLTR

Road Glide

FLTRSE

CVO Screamin’ Eagle Road Glide

FLTRX

Road Glide Custom

FLTRXS

Road Glide Special

Harley-Davidson Model Codes: Softail

Model Code

Model Name

FLST

Softail

FLSTC

Heritage Softail Classic

FLSTF

Fat Boy

FLSTN

Softail Deluxe

FLSTSC

Springer Softail Classic

FLSTSE

CVO Softail Convertible

FLSTSB

Cross Bones

FXSTB

Night Train

FXSTC

Softail Custom

FXSTD

Softail Deuce

FXSTS

Springer Softail

FXSTSB

Bad Boy

FXSTSSE

CVO Softail Springer Screamin’ Eagle

FXCW

Softail Rocker

FXCWC

Softail Rocker Custom

FXS

Softail Blackline

FXSB

Softail Breakout

FXSBSE

Softail CVO Breakout

Harley-Davidson Model Codes: Dyna/FX

Model Code

Model Name

FXDB

Dyna Street Bob

FXDC

Dyna Super Glide Custom

FXD

Dyna Superglide

FXDL

Dyna Low Rider

FXDF

Dyna Fat Bob

FXDFSE

CVO Fat Bob

FXDS-CON

Dyna Convertible

FXDWG

Dyna Wide Glide

FXDX

Dyna Super Glide Sport

FLD

Dyna Switchback

FXR

Superglide II

FXRS

Low Glide

FXRS

FXR Sport Convertible

FXRT

Sport Glide

FXRP

Police/Defender

FXRS

FXR Sport

FXS

Low Rider

Harley-Davidson Model Codes: Sportster

Model Code

Model Name

XL

Sportster

XLH883

Sportster Hugger

XL883

Sportster 883

XL883C

Sportster 883 Custom

XL883L

Sportster 883 Low

XL883N

Sportster 883 Iron

XL1200

Sportster 1200

XL1200C

Sportster 1200 Custom

XL1200L

Sportster 1200 Low

XL1200N

Sportster 1200 Nightster

XL1200R

Sportster 1200 Roadster

XL1200S

Sportster 1200 Sport

XL1200V

Sportster Seventy-Two

XL50

Sportster 50th Anniversary Ed.

Harley-Davidson Model Codes: V-Rod

Model Code

Model Name

VRSC

V-Rod

VRSCAW

V-Rod (240mm rear tire)

VRSCB

V-Rod Black Finish

VRSCD

Night Rod

VRSCDX

Night Rod Special

VRSCF

V-Rod Muscle

VRSCR

Street Rod

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