The Aermacchi 350 Sprint was part of a joint venture with Harley-Davidson, created when H-D bought 50% of Aermacchi to help them compete in the small bike market. Originally a 250cc, the bike was also bumped up to a 350cc in 1969, and that bike had success in GP racing – including 3 years in a row where it took 4 of the top 10 spots in the Isle of Man Junior TT.
The 344cc engine produced 25 horsepower, pushing the Sprint up to 92 miles per hour. Weight was about 330 pounds wet, and the original MSRP was $795. If you want more information, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics about how this tiny Italian Harley was better than most people expect. From the article:
So why would you want one now? In spite of their shortcomings, the Aermacchi singles are actually quite well made. They’re mechanically durable, easy to fix and frankly just about bulletproof. And because so many were (and still are) raced, parts availability is surprisingly good, and there’s a sound knowledge base on the Internet. Basket-case Sprints aren’t too hard to find, and even restored bikes still seem like good value.
This specific Aermacchi Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint is claimed to be in good running condition – all the lights work and it looks like new. The odometer reads just 7,035 miles.
Find this Aermacchi Harley-Davidson 350 Sprint for sale here on Craigslist in Loudon, New Hampshire for $3,500.
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