Harley-Davidson Sportster

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Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow

Harley-Davidson Sportster

In 1952, the to the Sportster was the first Harley-Davidson to a hand clutch, foot-pedal shift and rear suspension. The K model also featured the first unit construction (engine cases and transmission cast as one piece). The 45-cubic-inch however, was still a side-valve and couldn’t compete with the and faster British imports.

In Harley increased displacement to 54 cu. in. to create the KH model, then in H-D included a Speed Kit comprised of cams, polished ports and a bottom end. The K models set any speed records but they lighter, flashier and faster Harley’s big Twins and laid the for one of the longest running models in motorcycle history.

The Harley-Davidson Sportster arrived in with its now traditional 883cc only at the time it was the Shovelhead The Shovelhead had the same displacement as the engine in use on the KHK model, but the Shovelhead overhead valves and, with its bigger bore and …, gave the Harley-Davidson more horsepower. Like the Grey Fellow model earlier in the century, the name, was cast into the gear cover.

For the next 50-plus years the Sportster would undergo and upgrades, but Harley’s model would never once the Sportster model.

In 1977 Harley-Davidson launched the XLCR (café racer). The featured a modified frame longer frame rails to the rear shocks for better while its bikini fairing, gas and tail section were of fiberglass. Traditional Harley didn’t understand it, and it sold

Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow

In 1978 Harley-Davidson celebrated its anniversary, and the Sportster Anniversary featured midnight black gold trim and limited-edition The year 1979 marked the year of the XLCH and the introduction of the which is the Harley-Davidson Sportster of the FXS Low Rider and featured a siamese system.

For 1986 the Harley-Davidson Sportster Harley’s new Evolution engine in 883cc and 1100cc sizes, the 1100 being bumped to in ’88. In 1991 the four-speed gave way to a five-speed gearbox, and by ’92 all Sportsters were using a final-drive instead of chain.

In 2004, the Harley-Davidson Sportster got a but heavier new frame that the engine in rubber mounts to the earlier model’s omnipresent Fuel injection replaced in 2007. In 2009 Harley-Davidson the dirt-track-inspired Harley-Davidson XR1200 and in 2010 the American Motorcycle introduced a spec racing for modified Harley-Davidson XR1200s.

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