Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000: history, specs, pictures

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The Harley-Davidson XLH1000 Sportster was a v2, four-stroke sport motorcycle produced between 1972 and 1985. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). Max torque was 52.0 ft/lbs (70.5 Nm) @ 3800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 997.0 cubic centimeters. The engine featured a 8.8:1 compression ratio. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was via chain. Power was moderated via the wet-multiple disk.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a mj 90-19 front tire and a mt 90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The XLH1000 Sportster was fitted with a 2.25 Gallon (8.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 58.5 inches (1486 mm) long.

In Media[edit]

Harley-Davidson Sportster 1000
Manufacturer
Also called XLCH 1000-Sportster, XLH1000 Sportster, XLH 1000 Sportster, XLCH 1000 Sportster
Production 1972 - 1985
Class Road
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 81.0mm x 96.8mm
Top Speed 106 mph (170 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 52.0 ft/lbs (70.5 Nm) @ 3800RPM
Fuel System carburetor. bendix 16p12
Ignition points
Battery 8.8:1
Transmission Gear box: 4-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet-multiple disk
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire mj 90-19
Rear Tire mt 90-16
Wheelbase 58.5 inches (1486 mm)
Length 87.24 inches (2216 mm)
Width 32.01 inches (813 mm)
Height 42.01 inches (1067 mm)
Weight 246.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 2.25 Gallon (8.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 4.70 liters/100 km (21.3 km/l or 50.05 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual


The Harley-Davidson XLH1000 Sportster was a v2, four-stroke Road motorcycle produced by Harley-Davidson between 1972 and 1985. It could reach a top speed of 106 mph (170 km/h). Max torque was 52.0 ft/lbs (70.5 Nm) @ 3800 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 96.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 997.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead valves (ohv).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 4-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet-multiple disk.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a mj 90-19 front tire and a mt 90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The XLH1000 Sportster was fitted with a 2.25 Gallon (8.50 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 58.5 inches (1486 mm) long.

In Media[edit]