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The 1978 Harley-Davidson XL-1000 Sportster was released in a limited run in honor of Harley-Davidson's 75th anniversary. Gold striping gold-cast wheels and genuine leather graced the jet-black paint. Read about this classy full-featured Harley.

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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.

1948 Harley-Davidson WL

The 1948 Harley-Davidson WL motorcycle was one of the last Harleys with a small V-twin. It proved to be a versatile engine that remained in production for more than four decades. See pictures and learn more about the 1948 Harley-Davidson WL.

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