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1972 Harley-Davidson FLH Police Sidecar

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Factory police sidecars are quite rare (in fact, nowadays they’re just about non-existent), but there are a few police departments that swear by them, particularly in cities with inclement winter weather. One such city is Washington DC, where Harley sidecars have played a significant role in the pomp and circumstance of presidential inaugurations.

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596 Miles – 1971 Harley-Davidson Sprint SX350

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By the time Harley-Davidson introduced the Aermacchi-built SX, it was already outdated from a performance standpoint. They took the SS street bike, gussied it up with a few parts to make it a street scrambler, and the SX was born. Like most of the street scramblers of the day, it had off-road pretensions without real off-road performance. Despite all that, …

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American SuperSport – 2009 Fischer MRX 650

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At the dawn of the new millennium, sport bikes were incredibly popular in the US. Sales were booming and steadily on the rise, though there was a noticeable lack of sport bikes from American marques. Sure, Buell was around (as was Brammo, if that counts), but sales were aplenty and there was more than enough money to go around. So …

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1947 Salsbury Imperial Rocket

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The Great Depression era shook up countless industries, creating a need for low-cost, high-efficiency products. So when E. Foster Salsbury reportedly saw Amelia Earhart romping around a California airport on a small motorized two wheeler, he recognized the potential of a cheap, reliable means of transportation. This prompted Salsbury to co-develop the Salsbury Aero Model Motor Glide in 1936 — …

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Ex-Sheriff – 1940 Harley-Davidson EL Knucklehead

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Post Listing Update: This ex-Sheriff Harley did not meet reserve despite 37 bids up to $159,977 on eBay. This piece of history started as a Sheriff motorcycle for King County, Washington and the seller claims it is documented since new with the original title, a period photo scrapbook that shows the original officer with this bike, and even most of …

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2016 Zero FXS 6.5

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As you may remember, I had a Zero FXS on loan a couple of years ago and I thought it was fantastic, though it was on the pricey side. Here’s an example that’s at 70% of the original price but it’s got just 2,800 miles.

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Firefighter Edition – 2002 Harley-Davidson FLHTC

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Post Listing Update: This Firefighter Edition was relisted several times on eBay, but it never met reserve with 30 bids up to $8,500. After September 11th, Harley-Davidson released special editions of three of their models to honor firefighters and peacekeepers who helped during the attacks. This is one of the Firefighter Editions of the Electra Glide Classic. It started with …

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Show Winner – 2002 Indian Spirit

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Post Listing Update: This Spirit did not get any interest at the BIN of $8,888. Indian now seems to be in good financial shape but for decades the company was a mess with few reasons for hope. One of the brief moments where it looked like the company had a future was at the turn of the century, when nine …