Tribute to the late great George Roeder, AMA Grand National Champion and Hall of Fame inductee
Constructed using a genuine Harley Davidson works frame engine and Knight frame
An ultra-rare find in the UK - imported and complete with NOVA documentation following purchase from Roeder Racing of Ohio USA in 2017
Several Harley Davidson and AMA legends helped construct this bike including former Crew Chief Brent Ambruster and George’s son Geo Roeder
Developed primarily for American dirt track racing, the Harley Davidson XR 750 went on to become the most successful bike in AMA racing history. The XR 750 was even favoured by the great Evel Knievel for his daring jumps during the 1970s, thanks to its immense reserves of power and rugged construction.
Made in homage to the late great racer George Roeder, this 1970 example has been painstakingly constructed with the aid of Harley Davidson racing legends and the use of genuine period parts. Former Crew Chief and mechanic, Brent Armbruster along with Randy Goss, former AMA Grand National champion and member of the Harley Davidson racing team were involved in the project, as were George’s son Geo Roeder, Steve Morehead and Greg Frutchey.
Finished to an exemplary standard and reportedly running very well, this XRT 750 has found its way to the UK and is complete with its NOVA certification. Be sure not to miss this unrepeatable opportunity to acquire a unique piece of American motorcycle racing history.
The History and Paperwork
Purchased in February 2017 from Roeder Racing of Ohio USA
Built as a tribute to the late George Roeder who was a national champion and AMA Hall of Famer
Constructed with the help of Brent Armbruster, former Crew Chief and mechanic along with Randy Goss, former AMA Grand National champion and member of the Harley Davidson racing team
Further input from George’s son Geo Roeder, Steve Morehead and Greg Frutchey
Comes with a blue and yellow petrol tank along with a seat unit with the names of the people who created the bike painted on - (the seat unit has some superficial damage, although this could easily be repaired)
Complete with NOVA certificate showing all taxes/import duties paid
Not road registered - being a parade/race bike
Genuine Knight Frame
Period-correct Harley Davidson Race colours
Complete with the competition number ‘66’
Excellent paintwork and vinyls, with no notable wear or damage to report
The frame appears straight and free from damage or corrosion
Dent-free fuel tank
All the brightwork looks in fine order
Smart wheels shod with Dunlop tyres
No notable wear to the grips, seat upholstery or footpegs
Light patina to a few areas, as befits a motorcycle of this type and vintage
Genuine Harley Davidson works 748 cc V-twin four-stroke engine
Twin 36 mm Mikuni carburettors
Four-speed gearbox, chain drive
Suspension front and rear
Heavy-duty air cleaners fitted for use on dirt tracks
The vendor reports that this bike runs very well
We understand that it rides as intended, with no issues to report
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