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1970 Harley Davidson XR 750


  • 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

The Appeal

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

The Condition

  • 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

The Mechanics 

  • 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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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Harley Davidson
  • Model XR 750
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer
  • Engine size 748
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town St. Leonards
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom

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