Harley Davidson XLCR 1000


it might have been a damp sales squib but this Harley Davidson looks great

We’ve never been Harley Heads here at Influx towers.

That thumping noise. That vibration. That rough build quality.

But of late we’ve been perving over Harley’s vaguely caffed-out seventies lowrider the XLCR 1000.

Nods to cafe racer styling aside, it was hardly a roundabout-to-roundabout champ. That long wheelbase and low slung stance, with front forks reaching out way out front, meant that it was by all accounts a lethargic performer with “narcoleptic” handling. Great line that.

But the unusual exhaust system catches our eye – and though it might not have helped the gases escape particularly efficiently – it certainly looked the part and lent to the bike a customised, purposeful aspect.

The whole issue chimes with the current times. It looks, raw, simple and sexy – and reminds us of a kind of  Moto Guzzi Le Mans wrought in Milwaukee.

What’s NOT to like about this knucklehead?