Vintage Harleys

Go full-throttle with these growly, hi-fi motorcycle sounds.

211 files7 GB24-bit/96kHz View Sound List

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Vintage Harleys is a collection of top-quality sound effects from rare and vintage custom Harley Davidson motorcycles, including a 1936 bike with the classic Knucklehead V-Twin engine. Bring thunder to your projects with the iconic “Harley thump,” including revving, idling, accelerations, pass-bys and skids.

Captured by sound recordists Randy Torres and Eric Potter, and with photographer and motorcycle enthusiast Todd Blubaugh riding the bikes in an isolated desert setting, these high-quality motorcycle sound effects are pristine in their clarity and unparalleled in their character. Minimal background noise ensures you get the freshest wheel, exhaust, engine and tire sound effects possible. These vintage American choppers were recorded from a variety of angles and maneuvers, whether riding or driving by, to make for easy cuts. Add growl and grit to any motor sound, or bring a vintage bike to life.

Each sound file is embedded with rich metadata to help you find the exact sound effect you need with fast, pinpoint search. Advanced metadata fields ensure compatibility across any database search platform such as SoundQ, Soundminer, BaseHead, Netmix, Workspace (Pro Tools), Find Tool (Media Composer), Media Bay (Nuendo), Reaper, Adobe Premiere, and beyond.

Key Features:

  • 211 files (7GB)
  • View Sound List
  • Recordings from three custom motorbikes
  • 24-bit/96kHz WAV files
  • Descriptive embedded metadata
  • Universal Category System (UCS)
  • 100% Royalty-Free


  • Custom 1936 VLD 80" Flathead – Tank shift with a rocker clutch


  • Custom 1950 Panhead – Suicide shift


  • Custom 1976 Shovelhead – Suicide shift


Photos from the Recording Process:

Included Sounds – Tags:

Motorcycles, Harley, Harley Davidson, choppers, bike, engine, revving, driving, riding, exhaust, tires, wheels, skid, pass bys, accelerate, idling, growly