Post-Listing Update: The sale of this bike did not go through. It was relisted several times, eventually dropping to $12,000, until finally the bike was pulled off without a sale.
In 1957, HD introduced the world to its Sporster. The next year, they released only 711 copies of the Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster, which was a higher-compression touring model, starting a legend of a bike that’s still popular today.
Change from ’57 to ’58 were plentiful but incremental, bumping the price to about $1,200. The 883cc twin Ironhead engine lasted about 30 years until it was replaced by the Evo engine. Early Harley’s like this featured a kickstart and a right-side gearshifter.
This specific Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster has 25,727 miles, but has recently enjoyed new piston rings, valve grind, and a wiring harness. The Bendie carb has been rebuilt, and the seller claims this bike runs very well. You’ll get plenty of extra and original parts like the tandem seat, saddle bags, handle bars, and more.
Find this Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster for sale in Albuquerque, New Mexico with a BIN price of $16,000 or best offer