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hhugger 22nd June 2017 18:15

1956 - The H-D SPORTSTER "MODEL YEAR" 1957 arrives to the showcases
 
THE LEGEND WAS BORN! :D:D:clap:clap:clap:clap

SOURCE 1: "THE ENTHUSIAST" Magazine, SEPTEMBER, year 1956.

PRESENTATION OF THE SENSATIONAL SPORTSTER "MODEL YEAR" 1957.

Announces the arrival to the market!
:D:D




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SOURCE 2: "CYCLE" Magazine, october 1956, page 16.
Article: HARLEY-DAVIDSON "SPORTSTER" NEW 1957 MODELS.
Announces the arrival to the market!
:D:D

https://www.dadscyclemags.com/catego...issues/page/7/


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:D:D

hhugger 22nd June 2017 18:21

Road test
 
SOURCE: "CYCLE" Magazine, March 1957.
Article: " H-D SPORTSTER ROAD TEST".


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:D:D

hhugger 22nd June 2017 23:56

The Legend was born
 
http://s14.postimg.cc/9fe9i3fmp/92_-...-sportster.jpg

hhugger 23rd June 2017 00:10

The legend was born
 
http://s3.postimg.cc/beo1ckfdf/01_-_..._HALF_1956.jpg

hhugger 23rd June 2017 00:19

http://s16.postimg.cc/rsl3vvot1/07_-...ORTSTER_57.jpg

SOURCE:
https://www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk...ampaign=harley

hhugger 23rd June 2017 17:42

Sportster history
 
"THE ENTHUSIAST" Magazine, Oct 1957 - GERALD McGOVERN won the "JACK PINE ENDURO RALLY" riding a SPORTSTER XL883 model 1957!!
TWO DAYS, 500 MILE (804 kms) run.
A total of 414 entries signed up from 21 states and Canada, and less than 115 finished the TWO DAYS, 500 MILE (804 kms) run.
GERALD McGOVERN won "1957 JACK PINE ENDURO RALLY" riding a SPORTSTER XL883 model 1957!!
:D:D:clap:clap


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OSCAR LENZ (Six-Time Jack Pine Enduro Winner and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame)
Presented the award to GERALD McGOVERN.

Goat 23rd June 2017 17:59

If I remember right they were smaller than today's sportsters.
Only had a 57" wheelbase.:geek

ADK XL 23rd June 2017 22:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by hhugger (Post 5555866)

I'd park that next to my '17 Roadster, but at 128 pounds I'm not sure I could kick start it. Last kick start road bike was my '72 Triumph Tiger. Never tried to fire a kick start Sportster...

hhugger 28th June 2017 00:22

http://s10.postimg.cc/vshbgjzqh/14_-...elebration.jpg


SOURCE:
CELEBRATION OF THE SPORTSTER AL 60! - U.K.

PARTY ORGANIZERS - In conjunction with:

a) American-V magazine,
b) Harley-Davidson UK and
c) Warr’s Harley-Davidson, London U.K. (1957 "Model Year" Sportster bikes Owner).
d) And the SPORTSTER RIDERS and friends
celebrated 60 YEARS OF THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON® SPORTSTER the recent weekend at the BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM situated at the awesome JAGUAR LAND ROVER facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire (Jct 12 M40).

PICTURE SOURCE: Marcyn Marcis, Sportster Rider of the H-D Sportster Owners Group Poland.

LOCATION: BRITISH MOTOR MUSEUM - JUNE 24, 2017.

ChinCactus 28th June 2017 01:14

I was two.


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