“Lightly Raced” – 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.

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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This specific Harley Davidson XR750 (VIN: 1C10049JO) is claimed to be in mint condition (though the petcock gaskets leak a little fuel and the bike leaks a couple of drops of oil after it runs). It was “very lightly raced” 20 years ago but has spent the last decade on display in the seller’s office, only leaving to win ‘a few bike shows’. The seller starts it once a year and claims it’s only ever run 105+ octane race fuel. Find this XR750 for sale in Norwood, California with bidding up to $19,600 and the reserve not yet met or a BIN of $30,500

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