Ending Soon – 1987 Harley-Davidson XRV1200

In America, Cruiser by Abhi2 Comments

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Post-Listing Update: This Harley-Davidson XRV1200 did not meet reserve at $4,250.

You might have read the title to this post and thought, “what the hell is an XRV?” Back in 1989, it’s what Cycle World thought Harley should be offering straight from the floor. Long story short, there was a time when you could buy a Sportster 883 from the dealer for $4,000, then spend another 4 grand with XRV performance who would create a 90 horsepower monster. Compare that to the stock 1200 Sportster which put out 68 ponies. This specific bike is serial number 001P – XRV’s prototype of what they’d soon offer customers. The bike has been repainted, though the seller says he has the original tank and fenders for purchase separately, which seems odd. This motorcycle was featured in the January 1989 issue of Cycle World:

Cycle World XRV1200 Cover
Image from http://www.dadscyclemags.com/2011/09/28/1989-xrv-1200-the-sportster-that-harley-should-build/

It was apparently first owned by Kevin Costner, though don’t expect proof of that. Cycle World did not use this exact bike for the photo shoot, but there is something to be said about being the prototype model. Find this Harley-Davidson XRV1200 for sale in Vancouver, Washington with bidding up to $4,050

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