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Harley Davidson XLH Classic Bike Gallery

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1958 Harley Davidson XLH 1958 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH  
1969 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 1969 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH  
1971 Harley Davidson XLH 1971 Harley Davidson XLH  
1971 Harley XLH 1971 Harley XLH

Here we have the 1971 Harley Davidson XLH in its factory optional alter ego with the fiberglass boat tail seat section that was available for a $60 up charge. There is a shorty fender under the tail that is painted to match. The reflector sticker usually says "Sportster" as well as the decal near the brake, but in this case it also says Harley Davidson as well.The turtle tank looks and fits much better than the peanut tank next to the Tail section.

Picture kindly provided by www.nemusclebikes.com

1971 Harley XLH 1971 Harley XLH 900cc.
1971 Harley Davidson XLH 900 1971 Harley Davidson XLH 900
1972 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 1000 1972 Harley Davidson Sportster XLH 1000  
1978 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster 1978 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
  • Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
  • 231kg
  • 4 speed
  • 55bhp @ 5800rpm
1978 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster 75 Anniversary 1978 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster 75 Anniversary
  • Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
  • 231kg
  • 4 speed
  • 55bhp @ 5800rpm

The 1978 XL1000 was an anniversary model and was trimmed accordingly. Gold trim, leather and gleaming black help the Anniversary E of the 1978 XLH stand from a crowd. Seventy-five years of uninterrupted production were marked in 1978, and several birthday editions were sold to commemorate the anniversary. Of these bikes, the XL1000 was trimmed with gold and had a saddle upholstered in leather.

1981 Harley Davidson XLH 1100 Sportster 1981 Harley Davidson XLH 1100 Sportster
  • Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
  • 104mph
  • 55mpg
  • Single disc brakes
  • 4 speed
  • 62bhp @ 6000rpm
1986 Harley Davidson XLH 1100 Sportster Evolution 1986 Harley Davidson XLH 1100 Sportster Evolution
  • Air cooled, four stroke, 45° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
  • 104mph
  • 55mpg
  • 220kg
  • Disc brakes
  • 62bhp @ 6000rpm

In 1986, the Sportsters not only got the new V2 motor in their frames, but the XL buyer had a choice of two displacements. Either 883 or 1100 were seen in the latest XLH model, providing a new level of fitment for the smaller or beginning rider. Producing 53 and 63 horsepower respectively, both versions were coupled to a four-speed gearbox. The XLH-1100 sold for about $5,200 in 1986, which placed it more than $1,000 over its smaller XLH-883 sibling in the price line. A set of two instruments and buckhorn bars made the 1100 easier to differentiate from the smaller 883 variant.

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