There is something special about the Harley-Davidson Knucklehead engine. Much like the Shovelhead, the Knucklehead is easily spotted from far away. With its large knuckle-shaped valve covers, the Knuck is definitely a staple in motorcycle history. The Knuck had a good run, too, powering FLs from 1936–1947 until the Panhead was introduced. And when cool comes into play, you can guarantee you’ll see them entering the chopper equation.
The David Mann Chopperfest hosts plenty of cool choppers from coast to coast. With the abundance of old iron on display at the Ventura Fairgrounds in Southern California, you’ll also see some of the latest and greatest of what’s new and trending in custom bike land. But we have a soft spot for Knuckleheads in general, which is why we felt it necessary to bring you a whole host of goodness from the lens of our man, Ryan Loughridge, who was there grabbing the best of the best for yours truly.