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A Hot Harley-Davidson XR750TT Race Bike

Submitted by on December 6, 2012

Harley-Davidson XR750TT

One of just ten factory-built Harley-Davidson racers from 1972, this XR750TT Race Bike is both significant and stunning.

Harley Davidson factory rider and all-round legend Cal Rayborn used an XR750TT to win three out of the six races in 1972’s Trans-Atlantic Match Races, competing on British tracks on which he’d never raced before. He also produced Harley-Davidson’s first AMA Grand National road race victory on an XR750 TT at the legendary Laguna Seca.

This particular machine was part of the US road circuit campaign and its owners, Warr’s Harley-Davidson, have restored it stunningly to its original specification, complete with Cal Rayborn’s period racing colours.

It recently won the ‘Important Competition Machines’ class at Europe’s prestigious Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance.

To close on a note about bravery – that little leather pouch on the fuel tank is a chin-pad, there for the riders to rest on as they cuddled up as close as possible and pushed the bike flat out down the straight bits.

Via Bike Exif

Images by Marianne Logica, via Bike Exif

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