Author Topic: Harley Davidson FLHP used in Watchmen Intro For Kennedy Assassination Remake  (Read 58 times)


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Watchmen is a DC Comics, super hero movie released in 2009. The Watchmen intro contains a 23 second remake clip of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, which happened on November 22, 1963. Riding along side the presidents motorcade, when the president was shot, are 2 motor cops riding Harley Davidson FL police motorcycles. I believe all motor cops following the president on this day were riding 1963 and 1964 model Harley Davidson FL police motorcycles. The motorcycles used in the Watchmen intro are clearly Harley Davidson FLHP motorcycles with twin-cam engine's and front disc brakes, which weren't manufactured until 1999. The motorcycles used in Kennedy's motorcade had pan-head engine's and front drum brakes. I guess there aren't many pan-head motorcycles around cheap enough for a studio to make a short clip like this accurate, and does it even matter?

Image from the Watchmen intro showing a Harley Davidson motorcycle with twin-cam engine and front disc brake.

A 2013 Harley Davidson FLHP. This bike is the wrong year, but very similar to the FLHP's used in the Watchmen intro.

A 1964 Harley Davidson FL police motorcycle

An Ad showing a 1964 Harley Davidson FL motorcycle.

This is a 1964 Harley Davidson FL Police supposedly used in Kennedy's motorcade when the president was assassinated.

Another example of an actual Harley Davidson FL used to protect President Kennedy.

Good example of a correct front brake drum used on the Harley Davidson FL to escort President Kennedy.

Good image showing what the Watchmen Clip was trying to duplicate. It shows two motor cops to the left rear of Kennedy's car.

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