The 1981 Harley-Davidson FXB Sturgis took its name from the week-long motorcycle event held each summer in Sturgis, South Dakota.
The FX designation identified it as a version of the 1978 Harley-Davidson FXS Low Rider; the B indicated that both primary (engine to transmission) and secondary (transmission to rear wheel) drive was via belt rather than conventional chain.
Bathed in black, with only small touches of orange and chrome trim, the Sturgis proved to be a very popular model.
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