Harley-Davidson XLCR Cafe Racer


  • Harley’s first and last Café Racer
  • Built for image rather than performance
  • 120 mph top speed
  • Pronounced “Excelsior”
  • Designed by Harley design chief Willie G. Davidson
  • 998cc twin with 61 HP (same as Sportster)
  • Frame consists of a Sportster front section matched with rear tubes and a box section steel rear swing-arm based on the XR750 race bike
  • “As a motorcycle, the XLCR has not much merit. As an adventure, the XLCR has no equal.” - Cycle World, May 1977