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.
Now, part of that success is inherently due to the lack of technological progress in flat track as a sport, but this was still an impressive machine.
This specific example (VIN: RA88902932) has a solid race history detailed in the listing. The motor was originally purchased by Tim Cozhiar of Cozhiar Harley-Davidson, and it was featured in a bike with which Johnny Murphree won the Hagerstown half-mile. the engine was then sold to Dave Kiesow of Kiesow Harley-Davidson, who stuffed it into a C&J frame as a back-up bike for Murphree. It then made its way to Harley-Davidson of Staten Island, and the engine was rebuilt by Carl Patrick. It raced through the 2017 season and was “one of the last XR-750’s to qualify for a national event.” After its last race the engine was freshened up, and it otherwise “sits as it was last raced.” The seller states that it’s ready to race and the sale includes a letter of authentication and Rob Pearson’s leathers.
Find this XR for sale in Miami, Florida with bidding up to $13,500 and the reserve not yet met here on eBay.