A Tasty Buzz and Some Flat Tracks: 1980 Harley Davidson XR750

95 BHP + 300 lbs = Awesome! Why HD stopped making race bikes is something I will never really grasp. These bikes dominated the flat track circuit and still do in some cases. I know Rotax is building an engine that can beat the XR750 on the track now but we’re not talking about engines being built today. We’re talking about classic sport bikes. Bikes that people grew up watching make history. The XR750 is the one bike that brings a lot of MC enthusiasts together. It’s the bike that even the biggest HD hater appreciate. To me it’s one of the coolest bikes ever made. Perfect styling, great power to weight ratio and carries with it a lot of racing history. This bike is ready to ride or put on the mantel above your fireplace. I’ll give you one guess as to which option I’d choose.

Here’s the sellers info:

1980 HARLEY DAVIDSON XR750 FLAT TRACK RACE BIKE. SERIAL# 1C10002J01. THIS WAS THE FIRST 1980 THAT WAS ASSEMBLED ON JANUARY 30TH, 1980 AND WAS SHIPPED TO GEORGE ROEDER, A GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPION AND LAND SPEED RECORD HOLDER OF ROEDER HARLEY DAVIDSON, SANDUSKY, OHIO. THIS IS CERITIFIED WITH A LETTER SENT FROM HARLY DAVISON THAT GOES WITH THE BIKE. MOTORCYCLE HAS BEEN RE-DONE, ENGINE DOES RUN & CAN BE RODE, HAS BEEN IN CLIMATE CONTROL BUILDING SINCE. PAINT SCHEME CHANGED SINCE RESTORED. DID RUN NUMBER 66 AND 94 PLATE. I HAVE MORE HISTORY.

I subtract some points for the custom paint because part of the deal for me is the stock XR750 logo but I wouldn’t kick it out of bed for eating crackers. The 2011 Mid America auctions sold one of these from the same year a $22 000. That one didn’t have the history of this one and wasn’t as clean. Be prepared to plunk down some serious coin for this one.  

-Buck

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