Harley-Davidson’s race legacy was rooted in its dirt-track racers. To stay competitive for the number one plate, they introduced the OHV XR for road-racing circuits in 1970. Icons like Mert Lawwill and Cal Rayborn raced the XR-TT, a nod to Tourist Trophy racing, featuring a classic design with high pipes, a long tank, and a full fairing for a streamlined profile.
Over time, the XR road-racing program phased out, but Harley-Davidson paid tribute with the XLCH café-style bike in the late ’70s, designed by Willie G. Davidson.
This particular unit is a 1991 Sportster frame with a powder-coated finish. It boasts a bespoke S&S 100/120 engine, known for their expertise in Harley-Davidson-style V-Twins. Equipped with a 45 Mikuni carburetor and a Zipper’s Zip-Rack 5-speed transmission, it offers upgraded Paioli forks, 18-inch wheels, and Harley-Davidson 4-piston calipers.
The XR-TT look is completed with a SuperTrapp stainless-steel high exhaust system. OMP controls and Storz rear-set units enhance the handlebars and foot controls, respectively, resulting in a total weight of 450 pounds.