The Harley-Davidson Topper is the one and only scooter to ever come out of the HD factory. Built during the days when the Milwaukee company was producing bikes with small motors, like the Bobcat, the Topper featured an 165 cc air-cooled 2-stroke engine with of all things, a CVT. As this bike was designed for casual riders, it came with a slick safety feature that prevented a rider from taking off from a stop if the engine was running higher than 1800 rpm.
The Topper had 5 inch drum brakes on the front and rear, and the bodywork was a combination of steel and fiberglass, and you actually started this bike like a lawn mower, with a recoil starter. A rare option was actually a factory sidecar, though the extra weight proved crippling to an already low top speed. Even though the Harley Davidson name carried incredible brand cache at the time, no one cared for a scooter from the firm, and the Topper sold poorly. It can therefore be hard to find one, especially in good shape like the one featured today.
This specific Harley-Davidson Topper has just over 3,500 miles and has been reconditioned so that it runs and rides great. Everything works, and there’s “newer” paint, though the seller says there’s some light damage to it. It’s a creamsicle on wheels!
Find this Harley Davidson Topper for sale in Findlay, Ohio with bidding up to $510 and the reserve nt yet met or a BIN of $4,400
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