Lot 106 - 1997 Harley-Davidson FLHR Roadking
|Odometer reading||32,178 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,040|
Harley-Davidson have been making bikes for over 100 years now and have, rather like Land Rover, operated in every theatre of war and over every continent since the beginning. They are the face of America and represent freedom for generations on both law enforcement and the rebel element. There are a myriad of configurations but the FLHR Roadking sports an air-cooled, 1340cc, twin cam, V-Twin Evolution motor mated to a five-speed manual transmission. It comes with standard air-adjustable, dual shock rear suspension, dual brake discs in the front and a large Hiawatha headlight.
Acquired new from the vendor from Leicester HD, it has been specified with a number of modifications. These include a long range fuel tank, fish-tail exhausts, leather pannier bags to the rear and front forks (tool roll) and a (detachable) windscreen. There are also leather tassels on the footrests and ‘VICLA ape-hanger’ handlebars. The ‘Easy Rider’ look can be de-accessorised if required. It has always be cared for and used for the purpose for which it was designed; the vendor using it regularly for a monthly commute from the UK to the French/Swiss border. Supplied with UK registration document, this is offered without reserve.
Interested parties should note that the vendor's valet has taken all the protective wax off the motorcycles and it is reported to look "almost new". It has been off the road since 2011 but it has been ridden around his farm roads two or three times a year since that date. It had a nearly £1,000 service before it was put away and has done approximately 30 miles since then. It had new tyres and a drive belt etc at that time with the works undertaken by a Harley Davidson specialist.
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