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1957 XL 104 17.69%
1958-59 XLC XLCH 42 7.14%
1960 XLH 8 1.36%
1965 XLCH (first twelve volt, last horseshoe tank) 44 7.48%
1967 XLH (first electric start H) 16 2.72%
1969 XLCH (last short frame Sportster) 65 11.05%
1977-78 XLCR 84 14.29%
1984 XR 1000 88 14.97%
Other 131 22.28%
1963 XLH 6 1.02%
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...Especially when those customers haven't bought a new Harley in 40 years.
And an entry-level bike at that.
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The man had panache so, yes, they probably fired him twice just to be sure.
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My beloved '73 xlh 1000cc. I believe the last of the right side shift.
Wish I woulda hung on to that bike.
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i think it's funny that the category "other" is in the lead. what's that about!?
Cuz my 85 and 80 did not make the cut. My 72 basket case is still in pieces.

My most sought after is the one between my legs that runs good presently.
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other is chosen by those who do not have the sought after variety.it makes them feel good about what they have.proud might be a better description.
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Most sought after?
The years with the highest sales means more people bought them, so they were the most sought after.

Very few of the 1957's were ever made and not many people bought them back then. Today you walk into a Harley shop and it looks like they are having an event.
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Most sought after?
The years with the highest sales means more people bought them, so they were the most sought after.

Very few of the 1957's were ever made and not many people bought them back then. Today you walk into a Harley shop and it looks like they are having an event.
Finally someone explains things! this saved me a whole handful of cash..whew.
Those rim to rim events at Your Harley place...Ive heard about them.
In fact heres one to read..
https://www.craigslist.org/about/bes...?lang=en&cc=us
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Those rim to rim events at Your Harley place...I've heard about them.
In fact here's one to read..
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Let's be honest.
Sportsters are never "sought after". They are bought by the kids who can't afford a real Harley. And girls.
They're the cheap junk you can buy second hand and turn into a "Chopper" (even though it has a puny engine).
But very soon now, the REAL harley's will all be made in China and everyobne will be able to afford one. Even I could become a real man.
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Electric Harleys made by Asians:

Harley-Davidson partners with Asian manufacturer to build smaller motorcycles!

Just do not ride them in the rain,
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