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1977 Harley Davidson XLCR1000, 998cc. Registration number DF...





1977 Harley Davidson XLCR1000, 998cc. Registration number DFC 993R. Frame number 7F01040H7. Engine number 7F01040H7.
First released in 1977, the XLCR was quite a bold departure from the Harley-Davidson formula. A Sportster in café-racer clothes, it was in production for just two years and has become one of the most interesting and collectible of modern Harleys. With much input from then-new styling chief Willie G. Davidson, the short-lived XLCR (XL denoting the Sportster family, CR for Café Racer) comprised a lightweight frame and standard Sportster engine. The petrol tank and tailsection had a certain XR750 dirt-tracker feel, but stretched and streamlined, complemented by low-rise handlebars and a bikini fairing up front. Morris mag wheels and triple disc brakes were used, along with a Siamesed exhaust system in black chrome.
Unfortunately the bike's sinister all-black appearance wasn't backed up by its performance, sales were slow, and production ceased in 1978 after less than 2000 examples had been manufactured, assuring its collector status.
DFC was imported in 1983 and first owned by Frank Chapman of Minster Lovell, our vendor buying it in 2004 and had an MOT in 2007 at 2,410 miles, today the mileage is 2,765.
Sold with the V5C and old MOT together with and owners manual. It should be noted there is a gearbox issue as it will not change gear and the clutch needs to be depressed to move it.

Auction Date: 26th Mar 2022 at 1:30pm

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26th Mar 2022 1:30pm (Lots 300 to 586)

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