Harley-Davidson XR750

One of the most recognisable of all American motorcycles are the Harley Davidson dirt trackers!

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This is a 1975 Harley-Davidson XR750 restored to racing trim

With the AMA rule changes introduced in 1969, the long-serving (1952-69) Harley Davidson KR750 model became obsolete. The XR750 was released in 1970 and went on to become the most successful model in AMA history.

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Harley-Davidson XR750

Originally fitted with cast iron heads, a redesign in 1972 saw an all alloy motor with a revised bore/stroke. Power was 82hp at 7700rpm with a dry weight of 134kg.

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The Harley-Davidson XR750 boasted 82hp

This 1975 model has been restored to the specification in which it finished its racing career. The frame, motor, wheels and tank are original.

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The frame, tank, motor and wheels seen here are all original – Mikuni flat-slide carbs are non-standard, along with the clutch and primary cover

Aftermarket parts include: Bills exhaust system, Carl Patrick clutch & primary cover, 38mm Mikuni flat-slide carburettors, Kawasaki steering damper, Steve Storz rear brake, triple clamps and motor tuning. The seat is also aftermarket.

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Aftermarket parts have also been used in various areas

This bike was photographed in Orange County, California in 2016.

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Harley-Davidson XR750 – Triples are also not standard

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Harley-Davidson XR750

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Harley-Davidson XR750 – Weight was just 132kg


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