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#7 – Confederate P120 Fighter

In America, Cruiser by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Despite its young age, Confederate was probably one of the best representatives of American talent at making impressive and extraordinary bikes. Yes, Harley Davidson and Indian represent American motorcycle history but Confederate really put America’s best technology, industrial, and crafting skills at work. Among the gems created by the brand, the Fighter model is probably one of the most monumental.

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1 of 100 – 2013 EBR 1190RS Carbon Edition

In America, Sport by Tim HuberLeave a Comment

“The EBR 1190RS is more than a machine built for homologation needs. It is not the basis for a Superbike; it is a Superbike, more like a racer than anything that has come before, including the Ducati 1098R,” stated Cycle World’s Steve Anderson after putting the RS through its paces for a few dozen laps at Road America.

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1972 Harley-Davidson XR750TT

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James “Pat” Conroy (AHRMA member #128) has built three excellent XR TTs over the years – one of which won the AHRMA Formula 750 Championship in 1991, 1992, and 1993. In his words, this is a “virtually new ’72 XR750 TT with a brand new 2002 engine built by Carl Patrick”, and it needs a new home.

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2011 Victory Cross Country Police

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Growing up, I thought being a police officer was a super cool job. And the coolest of the cool jobs was to be a California Highway Patrolman, AKA a CHiP. Every morning before I trotted off to attempt my luck at penetrating the many social hierarchies of middle school, I took in an episode of CHiPs. Erik Estrada was my …

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Rare Indian – 1976 Indian MS175

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In the midst of their affair with small-displacement runabouts, Indian had a triplet of 175cc bikes called the MI175, MT175, and MS175. The MI was a dual-sport, the MT was trail-only (no lighting/mirrors), and the MS that’s featured today was a street bike. No matter the version, these are rare finds nowadays.

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XR750 Tribute #2 – 2009 Harley Davidson XR1200

In America, Sport by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

In 1983, Harley-Davidson tried to make a tribute to the mighty XR750 flat-track from the 70’s by releasing the XR1000, a custom evolution of the original Sportster at the time. 25 years later, HD got the idea of doing another tribute bike, but only for the European market, the XR1200. Reviews were pretty nice and when American riders saw this, …

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2009 Buell 1125R

In America, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

Erik Buell was a dreamer, and the American sport bike was one of those dreams. We are lucky to still be able to experience them, though sales never quite living up to expectations. There may be some weirdness as is usually evident with smaller manufacturers, but therein lies the charm. The 1125R is a Rotax-engined sport bike that maintains Buells …

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XR750 Tribute – 1983 Harley-Davidson XR1000

In America, Cruiser by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

Following the success of the XR750 during the 70’s, notably thanks to Jay Springsteen, Harley-Davidson decided in the beginning of the 80’s to create a tribute bike to please the aficionados. The bike would be a blend between of XR750 character with some XLX Sportster parts to make it road-legal and road-pleasant.

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Rare Project – 1942 Harley-Davidson XA

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During World War II, the US Government asked HD to build a motorcycle similar to what BMW was making for the Germans – with shaft drive, boxer engine, and other features that made the bikes low maintenance. The Harley-Davidson XA was born. XA stands for eXperimental Army, and 1000 units were built for evaluation purposes. By the time the run …

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Military Vehicle – 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500

In America, Dual-Sport, England by Mathieu Guyot-SionnestLeave a Comment

The history of the MT500 is pretty unique. The bike actually finds its origins in Italy at the beginning of the 80’s with the brand SWM (Speedy Working Motors) specialized in the creation of bikes for off-road races. The design was then picked up by the British company Armstrong-CCM (formed in 1971 with the leftovers of BSA’s racing department) that …

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Street-Legal Factory Flat Tracker – 1977 Harley-Davidson XR750

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Aside from a handful of championship titles sporadically earned by the big four from Japan, Harley-Davidson reigned supreme throughout the majority of American Flat Track history. While the MoCo obviously employed some top-notch pilots, its dominance in AFT can be largely attributed to H-D’s XR750. Introduced in 1970 as the successor to the venerable KR, Harley would successfully campaign the …

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Still New – 2015 EBR 1190SX

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Post Sale Update: This EBR sold for the BIN of $6,000. I have written about EBRs before, and I will write about them again. I love them, I love what they stand for, and I cannot believe the deals you can find on what was once a $16,995 bike (according to Cycle World). The gas tank is a lie, the …

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Smallest Harley Ever – 1965 Harley-Davidson M50

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The conclusion of the Second World War saw a huge demand for lightweight, economical, two-wheelers, leading to an influx in the segment’s popularity. A decade or so later, and it became increasingly clear to the suits at Harley-Davidson that by neglecting this segment, money was being left on the table. The MoCo did offer a few small-displacement scoots based on …