Tony Long’s Harley Café Racer

Reader Contribution by Roland Brown
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Tony Long with his Harley Café Racer.

Bike: Harley-Davidson XLCR
Owner:
Tony Long
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
Occupation: Owner of Iron Head Motors, an XLCR parts supply/restoration business.
Etc: Bought his first XLCR in 1979. Now owns three.

Tony Long readily admits to a love-hate relationship with the Harley-Davidson XLCR, but it’s clear he leans more heavily toward the former than the latter. “The strength of the motorcycle is that no matter where you go on it, it draws a crowd,”‘ Long says. “But they’re very, very difficult to ride for a long period of time. They vibrate so badly, they’ll put your hands to sleep.”

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