The XLCH Sportster boasted a powerful 883-cc V-twin engine.

1964 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster Pictures

The 1964 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster introduced the Sportster's "eyebrow" headlight covers and shaved weight via a solo seat and small "peanut" gas tank.

The XLCH introduced the "peanut" tank and "eyebrow" headlight cover that would become Sportster trademarks.

Despite its high-performance aura, the Sportster lacked a tachometer, providing only a speedometer.

Playing on the 150-mph top speed of slightly modified XLCH Sportsters, this Harley-Davidson ad claimed "Nobody builds a faster stock motorcycle."

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