Harley Davidson XLCH 1000 Sportster (1972)

The Harley Davidson XLCH 1000 Sportster was manufactured in 1972 and features a four-stroke, 45-degree V-Twin, OHV engine with a capacity of 997 cc. It has a compression ratio of 9.0:1 and is equipped with a 38mm Keihin carburetor and electronic ignition. The motorcycle has a maximum power output of 57 horsepower at 6200 rpm and a maximum torque of 60 lb-ft at 3500 rpm. It can be started using either the kickstart or an optional electric starter.

The XLCH 1000 Sportster has a wet, multiple disc clutch that is cable operated, along with a four-speed transmission and a chain final drive. It has a steel, double cradle frame, telescopic forks with 175mm wheel travel, and a swing arm with 100mm wheel travel. The front brakes are either drum or an optional 292mm disc, while the rear brakes are drums. The motorcycle has a top speed of 90 miles per hour and a fuel capacity of 2.3 US gallons.

Weighing in at 235 kg or 518 lbs, the XLCH 1000 Sportster is a heavy motorcycle. Its front tire is a 90/ 90-R19, while the rear tire is a 100 90-R18. The motorcycle’s design combines classic features with modern specifications, making it a favourite among motorcycle enthusiasts.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Harley Davidson XLCH 1000 Sportster

Year: 1972

Engine: Four stroke, 45 degrees V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 997 cc / 60.8 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 81 x 96.8 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Induction: 38mm Keihin carburetor
Ignition: Electronic
Starting: Kick & Electric optional
Max Power: 57 hp / 41.6 kW @ 6200 rpm
Max Torque: 60 lb ft / 81 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Clutch: Wet, multiple discs, cable operated
Transmission: 4 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Steel, Double cradle frame

Front Suspension: Telescopic forks, 175mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension: Swing arm, 100mm wheel travel
Front Brakes: Drum, 292mm disc from optional
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Tyre: 90/ 90-R19
Rear Tyre: 100 90-R18
Dry Weight: 235 kg / 518 lbs
Top Speed: 9 Litres / 2.3 US gal

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