1948 Harley-Davidson WR

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The WR is an interesting bike in Harley’s storied history. Designed specifically for Class C competition, it featured a 738cc V-twin with several upgrades. Sold as a stripper-spec racing machine, it did not have lights or brakes, and was sold to assist privateer efforts to avoid putting money into a factory team. It was incredibly successful – by 1948, it had won 19 of 23 national championship races. The WR only weighed about 350 pounds, enough for the 40 horsepower engine to really move the bike.

“This beauty is rebuilt, it is not an AMCA restoration.” The seller has owned several WRs since 1970 and he states that this has zero miles on a rebuilt motor (by Moonlite Cycle in Spartanburg in South Carolina) and transmission (by Francis Clifford of Pacifica, California). Highlights include a rebuilt magneto, rebuilt Linkert carb, new paint, Corbin Gentry seat, 19″ factory wheels, and narrow tanks (1.75 gallons of gas and oil each).

Find this WR for sale in Moss Beach, California with bidding up to $19,900 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.