Harley XLCR Cafe Racer — Too Soon or Too Late for Harley?

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Harley-Davidson XLCR Sportster Cafu00e9 Racer

Harley XLCR Cafe – Too Soon or Too Late for Harley?

Harley Sportster XLCR Racer Motorcycle. Check out the exhaust.

Growing up in the age of cafe and choppers I never really got choppers, but was blown away by racers and the high performance and look in general. My first a tired old Honda Superhawk I used in college, ended up low bars, low restriction air cleaners and exhaust. Over the years I owned and enjoyed many racer motorcycles, including a original Harley XLCR in the sinister all-black finish.

Not as nice as the machines I am showing but not bad.

Left side of the Harley XLCR Cafe Note the reverse shifter?

by Harley-Davidson in 1977, the 1000 cc, XLCR is viewed as either a hug or an under appreciated cult today.  Harley produced XLCRs in 1977 and hoped to some of the market already by BMW with their R90S, and sportbike manufacturers.

The 1977 Harley XLCR  was in a newly designed frame featured longer rear rails to mount the rear more vertically and the rear mount close to the rear axle for improved handling. XLCR left the factory on cast aluminum mag wheels, were sportier than

The eye-catching bodywork was turn on or depending on your idea of a motorcycle should look the gas tank, bikini fairing, and section were made of and the oil tank was new for this model. The stock 1,000cc Sportster was finished with a wrinkle finish, and breathed out through the “Siamese” exhaust system.

Harley-Davidson XLCR Sportster Cafu00e9 Racer

Focusing on the “sport” part of the this model featured disc brakes – two up front and one in the low handlebars to allow the ride to forward into a racer and rearsets  – mounting the riders and foot controls farther The rearsets also included the foot shifter backwards to the shifting pattern – GP style.

Harley’s Cafe Racer fairing, low bars and instruments.

continued to produce and sell the in 1978, manufacturing 1,201 And the only major difference I been able to uncover was the dual seat. The factory to have built 9 more in 1979, probably out of whatever were left over the previous year.

While the Harley Cafe looks great to today’s it was never a good seller new. Many Harley has new models on the showroom floor for several years after discontinued manufacturing them.

back, I sometimes wonder why I my 1977 Harley XLCR – I think it is a handsome looking with classic cafe lines. But then I remember how the and brakes weren’t up to the task. it is a good looking Harley!

Harley-Davidson XLCR Sportster Cafu00e9 Racer
Harley-Davidson XLCR Sportster Cafu00e9 Racer
Harley-Davidson XLCR Sportster Cafu00e9 Racer

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