Harley Davidson XLCR 1000 — Vintage Motorcycles Online

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Harley Davidson XLCR

Giving a nod to the English Ton Up boys of the and reacting to a renewed interest in the the XLCR was unveiled as a concept in 1975 by designer Willie G Looking for feedback and revving up for attention-starved Harley, the Sportster-based was posed on the cover of prestigious magazine.

The overwhelming response stodgy AMF to eventually make the available for public purchase, but had changed in the two-year span separated the prototype and production Just over 1,200 were manufactured between and while many correctly the limited-production XLCR as an instant it’s certain the machine have generated better if compared against 1975-era

The XLCR differs from the 70s issue Ironhead with a chassis, speed tuning, new parts and relocated controls. To the desired wheelbase, the front of the XLCH frame was mated to the XR-750 subframe, complete its upright shock positioning and swingarm. Grafted on was the standard fork, Gabriel shocks, alloy Morris mag wheels front and rear, respectively) and disc brakes.

Sourced by the twin 250 mm front and single 247 mm rotors were an upscale but ruined in application by Harley’s to fit an extra-hard pad compound. Certain are remembered for certain things, and in the case those feet Fred Flintstone stops the edge from its image.

Offsetting that substandard somewhat was the XLCR’s grunting, 997cc V-twin. A recalibrated curve, performance enhancing exhaust and one less tooth on the shaft sprocket allowed the XLCR to spool up quicker. near thirteen-flat in the quarter-mile, the was the fastest production Harley ever.

And while that gearing limited the CR’s top to just over 100 mph, the ample torque made the standard four-speed gearbox Added to the package was a flat, handlebar, a buttoned saddle, and that required Harley to the gearbox due to the shift lever’s position. Responsible for the XLCR’s impact, black abounds on the heads, exhaust and most of the covers.

Gloss black is used on the tank, fenders and side In this writer’s opinion, the is Willie G’s finest and the most attractive Harley

Entering into a market fascination for cafe’ style was being replaced by real ability, the XLCR’s was tossed the ring against the likes of 900 SS Desmo, the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Laverda’s raging Jota and Suzuki’s new GS 750. In their test, the editors at Cycle praised the XLCR for its comfort and layout, its roarty torque, delivery and high speed as long as the pavement was smooth.

With precious little travel, rough patches to unsettle the XLCR, which lacked cornering clearance due to its exhaust. The XLCR’s braking was heavily criticized. “ As a motorcycle, are better choices ” concluded the “ But as an adventure, the XLCR has no equal ” The price was $3595.


There’s more to the Harley Davidson than being an extraordinary collectible motorcycle. Like the BMW the CR was Harley’s own conformation that -one that now included Big Four and ultra-serious European had changed forever. What the XLCR different is where it from.

As the world’s largest (and profitable) proponent of two-wheel that the XLCR was ever stands as minor, motorcycling A bright spot for enthusiasts who style and speed, we continue to for Harley to make another. Woodbury

Harley-Davidson Café Racer

Harley Davidson 1000

Owner: Jim Schantel, Arizona

Air-cooled, OHV 997cc

One (1) 38 mm Keihin

Four-speed w/wet

Three (3) Kelsey-Haynes discs

mm (front) 247mm (rear)

Harley-Davidson Café Racer
Harley-Davidson Café Racer
Harley-Davidson Café Racer
Harley-Davidson Café Racer
Harley-Davidson Café Racer

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