1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster 13

This 1965 Harley-Davidson XLCH Sportster has more personality than any modern factory-made modern motorcycle, with the possible exception of the new Brough Superior models. The matching size front and rear tires, cropped muffler free pipes, drum brakes, solo saddle and gatored front forks give this ’65 a no-nonsense-belter look that I can’t help but like.

The XLCH Ironhead Sportster was originally designed as the sportbike of the Harley range and had a high compression 883cc v-twin. Rumour has it that the “CH” stood for “Competition Hot” although I haven’t been able to verify that independently, the XLCH became famous in the ’60s as the “King of the Drags” due to the fact that the stripped back Sportsters were killing it against almost all other motorcycles over the 1/4 mile.

1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster 11

This particular Harley-Davidson XLCH currently up on eBay and is being sold out of Columbus, Ohio. The price is sitting at $8,000 (at the time of writing) and the Buy It Now is listed as $11,000, if you’re looking for a bike that’ll make everything else on 2 wheels look downright girly, this might just be your ride.

1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster 15

1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster 16

1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster 14

1965 Harley-Davidson Sportster 12