FOR SALE: 1965 Harley Davidson XLCH
Antique/Classic / St. Louis, Missouri
Harley-Davidson Inc, often abbreviated H-D or Harley, is an American motorcycle manufacturer. Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, it was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. The Sportster is a line of motorcycles produced continuously since 1957 by the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Sportster models are designated in Harley-Davidson\'s product code by beginning with \"XL\". The first Sportster in 1957 featured many of the same details of the KH including the frame, fenders, large gas tank and front suspension. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present the vintage 1965 Harley Davidson XLCH you see pictured. This particular motorcycle has the first year 12 volt generator and the rarer horseshoe oil tank. The current owner states that this bike runs and rides strong!This motorcycle\'s impressive V-twin engine out powered most competitors of the era and it still has that great Harley grumble. The black with orange flames paint job looks great showing only minor imperfections such as paint chips and rubs on the rear fender and tank from normal use. The single black seat looks great. The chrome is in good shape, showing only minor pitting, but shows well overall. After its 1957 introduction, Harley\'s XL Sportster gained a more sporting version called the XLCH in 1959 -- \"CH\" supposedly standing for \"Competition Hot.\"This is one of the Sportsters that featured the now-famous \"eyebrow\" headlight cover that remains a Sportster trademark. Power rose steadily over the years, earning the fleet Sportster the nickname \"King of the Drags\" -- an unofficial title it would hold until the late 1960s. Of course, this was at a time when most of its competitors were British 650-cc twins, which spotted considerable displacement to the Sportster. And in drag racing, size matters.The chrome wire spoke wheels look good with a 12/90-16 tire on the rear and a 90/90-19 tire on the front. Both have tons of life left on them. The mileage currently shows 6,351 miles. The VIN is 65XLCH1403 and this bike is being sold on mileage exempt Indiana title. GET OUT AND RIDE!