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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.


1980 Harley-Davidson XR-750

1980 Harley Davidson XR 750

1980 Harley-Davidson XR-750

Country: United States
Engine: Air-cooled 45-degree V-twin 4-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: Over 100hp
Bore x Stroke: 79.4mm x 76.2mm
Displacement: 749cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Two Mikuni carburetors
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brake: Rear disc
Weight: 290lb
Top Speed: 130mph

1980 Harley Davidson XR 750

Purposely built for dirt-track racing, the XR-750 has had 30 years of development resulting in a power output that now exceeds 100 horsepower. This machine has been raced by many top riders and now wears the no. 9 national number of Jay Springsteen of Michigan. The XR-750 is still the preferred machine in current dirt track racing.

1980 Harley Davidson XR 750