1980 Harley Davidson XR750

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The Harley Davidson XR750 is a legend in dirt-track racing, the winningest bike in AMA racing history. It’s also well known for being the bike of choice of the quintessential stunt rider, Evel Knievel. Knievel used the bike from 1970 to 1977 – Harley Davidson stopped sponsoring the daredevil after he was convicted of assaulting someone. The XR750 still gets use as a jump bike with Bubba Blackwell, who has taken over many of Knievel’s jumping records.

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In 1969, in response to rule changes that made its current race bike obsolete, Harley Davidson created the XR750 out of several existing parts and designs. Homologation rules of the AMA required HD to sell at least 200 copies of the XR750 in the real world, and they could be found at certain Harley dealerships.

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In many circles, the Harley Davidson XR750 was by far the coolest bike to come out of HD’s factory. It’s an incredible shame that they didn’t make a road bike based on it. There have been many variations, including a paint job special on the 883 Sportster, as well as a slightly better replica based on the XR1200. But someday, maybe HD will make a smaller displacement replica that weighs less.

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This specific Harley Davidson XR750 is street legal and plated, which was originally raced on a national level. It made the main event at several tracks, and comes with many extras, including dual plugged Axtell heads, Motoplat ignition, Supertrapp stainless exhaust, Mikuni carburetors, and the oil pump from a 1989 model. The current seller has owned the bike for over a decade.

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Find this Harley Davidson XR750 here on Cycle Trader for $19,500 in a town with an incredible name – Volcano, California.