The term "Cafe Racer" was originally a European term coined in the
early 1960s for wannabe riders trying to emulate road racers but
were often found parked outside local cafes or pubs. It evolved
into a subculture of riders with motorcycles modified for speed and
handling rather than comfort. Bodywork and control layout often
mimicked that of a contemporary Grand Prix racing bike. The XLCR
was Harley-Davidson's entry into that marketplace. This 1978
example is finished in black with matte black exhaust pipes. It's
powered by a 1000cc V-twin engine mated to a 4-speed manual
transmission. From the Larry Winkler Collection.
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