Unexpected Custom – 1971 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi Sprint 350

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Post Listing Update: This Sprint did not meet reserve at $4,008.88 after 24 bids on eBay. Looks like the seller was testing the market as he’s relisted it a few times with a BIN of $5,250.

When reader Bill B sent me this bike, he said “it has one of the most dramatic before/after pics you’ll ever see,” and suggested I featured it. He’s right – so here’s a fantastic custom based on a Sprint 350 back when Aermacchi and Harley-Davidson were in bed together.

For more on the base Sprint, which is how this bike started, check out this article on Motorcycle Classics. With that in mind, let’s check out the ‘before’ photo:

Aermacchi Harley-Davidson Sprint 350 - Left Side Original

This bike (VIN: 6A10527H1) was given a frame up rebuild, since which it has been ridden 3,000 miles. The seller says the engine is fresh, as it has just 100 miles on it since a rebuild from Lancaster Sprints. The transmission has been upgraded with a 5-speed conversion and the engine has a later model head which gives a larger exhaust valve. The neigne has a 1mm larger piston and a mild street cam, combined with 12V electronic ignition and a 30mm Dell’Orto carb. Other modifications include a Ducati reproduction seat, Hagon rear shocks, and a powdercoated frame. Things I’m not a fan of – the brake light only works off the front brake and the only speedo is an electronic aftermarket unit. Otherwise it’s pretty fantastic.

Aermacchi Harley-Davidson Sprint 350 - Tank Custom

Find this Aermacchi/HD for sale in Ashland, Oregon with bidding up to $2,075 and the reserve not yet met

This bike-uriousity brought to you by Bill B!