This Harley Davidson MT500 is one of the rarest bikes to ever come out of the HD factory. Originally developed by Armstrong-CCM of Britain in the 80s, the rights to this bike were eventually sold to Harley, who sold just 400 copies of the MT500 in 1999 and 2000.
Made for the military, the Harley Davidson MT500 is a dual sport powered by a Rotax engine pumping out a prodigious 26 horsepower. Check out the kickstarter on the left side! Most bikes were auctioned off after military service – some were donated to military personnel, others went to Harley dealers as showpieces for the dealer floor to bring in foot traffic. Some dealers sold these bikes at a list price of $11,500. As you can see, these bikes came with not only pannies, but a case for a M16 rifle! Doesn’t get much cooler than that.
Originally built by the British, then sold to the Americans…now it’s owned by the Germans. Harley sold the rights and spare parts to a dealer in Germany so you can still source parts when you need them. This specific bike has less than 500 miles, and comes with the panniers and gun case. The owner says that the only thing wrong with it is a tear in the seat.
Find it here on Craigslist for $7,000 in Mulberry, Arkansas.