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1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster

The 1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster wasn't a particularly innovative or successful offering. Sportster engines still displaced 883cc in 1971 but would later be boosted to 1000cc in response to Japanese competition. Read about the XLH Sportster.


1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster

1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster

The 1971 Harley-Davidson XLH Sportster was offered in a patriotic red, white and blue paint scheme. Learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide

1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide

The 1973 Harley-Davidson FL Electra-Glide motorcycle was one of the few bikes sporting the AMF-Harley logo. Learn about this Harley-Davidson bike. See more »

1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide

1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide

The 1978 Harley-Davidson FLHS Electra-Glide was bare-bones, evoking classic bikes. See pictures and learn about this Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See more »

1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster

1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster

The 1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster was designed to celebrate Harley's 75th anniversary. See pictures and learn about this Harley-Davidson. See more »

1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750

1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750

The 1975 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 and XR-750 were successful on the racecourse. See pictures and learn about these Harley-Davidson motorcycles. See more »

1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR

The powerful 1977 Harley-Davidson XLCR motorcycle faced tough competition from Japanese rivals. See pictures and learn about the Harley-Davidson XLCR. See more »

1978 Harley-Davidson FXS

1978 Harley-Davidson FXS

The 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider motorcycle had a muscular flow to its lines. See pictures and learn about the 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS. See more »

1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide

1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide

The 1971 Harley-Davidson FX Super Glide motorcycle was Harley's first factory-custom bike. See pictures and learn more about the FX Super Glide. See more »

1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250

1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250

The 1975 Harley-Davidson SS-250 had a Yamaha engine. Learn more about the 1975 AMF Harley-Davidson SS-250 motorcycle and see pictures. See more »