An evolution of the Harley-Davidson Pacer, the Scat was a dual-sport variant differentiated with some bolt on parts and some truly distinctive style. Look at that rear fender!
Things aren’t going so well for Harley-Davidson nowadays, so let’s take a trip back in time to when Harley was a dominant force in racing – specifically in flat track. The model celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and every major publication was glad to call the XR the most successful race bike of all time.
Built to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats in the Special Construction, Partially Streamlined class in 2014 (which was rained out), this Ironhead Sportster is called “Silver Fox.”
For 1969, Willie G. Davidson debuted a new touring screen for the Electra Glide that would become part of its popular face for years. Just a few months later, H-D would become part of AMF. Here’s a lovely ex-Police hack from those days. Factory police sidecars are quite rare (in fact, nowadays they’re just about non-existent), but there are a …
Introduced in 1946, the Road King was internally known as the Model 54 in Cushman’s lineup. It was very similar to the Pacemaker, though it earned its “King” title with an upgraded 2-speed transmission.
Narley (or Norley) is the affectionate nickname assigned to Harley V-Twin motors shoved into Norton Featherbed frames – here’s an interesting one built with aftermarket versions of both the engine and the frame in 2013 by Absolute Engineering out of Goleta, California. What do you think of the final product?
When it was released, the Y2K MTT took the Guinness World Records for most powerful production motorcycle and most expensive production motorcycle. It featured 320 horsepower, 425 pound feet of torque, 227 mile per hour top speed, and one of the greatest startup sounds ever. By the mid 2010s, the figures had bumped up to 420 horsepower and 500 lb-ft …
Today’s jarring post is a “Fiero-powered Gold Wing Trike.”
Over the years, I’ve featured several examples of the Honda Z50 “Christmas Special”, notable for being chromed out. Well, it looks like someone’s gone the same route with the custom H-D.
Post Sale Update: this Redshift sold for $10,100 after 42 bids on eBay in Novi, Michigan. I recently featured a Alta Redshift MXR with no reserve and it seemed to resonate with you guys and gals, so here’s another one that’s met reserve and will find a new owner!
Post Sale Update: This Sport Scout sold for $15,375 after 10 bids on eBay in Brush, Colorado. After the success of the legendary 101 Scout, Indian did not have much luck with the Standard Scout or Motoplane. They attempted to remedy the common complaints with the Sport Scout in 1934, which was still 15 pounds higher than the 101 but …
Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Chief sold for a lowered BIN of $35,000 on eBay in Vernon-Rockville, Connecticut. The Chief was one of Indian’s most popular models, and was built for over 31 years in the first run.
In its long history, Harley-Davidson has only created one scooter. As you might guess, it was not a commercial success. Harley offered to rare factory options that could be mounted on the side – either a utility box or an adorable sidecar – here’s one with the latter.
Post Sale Update: After being relisted, this Defender sold for a $11,000 Buy-It-Now on eBay in Sacramento, California. When people think of Harley police bikes, the Dyna platform doesn’t usually spring to mind. Yet between 2001-2004, Harley sold a police-issue Dyna (called the FXDP Dyna Defender) that did not get much love, making it a cool and rare find now.
Post Sale Update: sold for $12,200 after 38 bids on eBay in Chicago, Illinois. The overlap of people who are passionate about golf and motorcycles isn’t particularly large, but this beautiful scooter could unite the two fronts! Built by the Bobcat company of Wheeling, Illinois, this was designed to let people “play more golf, better golf, more relaxing golf.” Amusingly, …