Thursday, September 30, 2010

Gordon's XLCR's

     A few weeks ago I met an old friend at Penngrove Motorcycle Company.  I hadn't seen Gordon in quite a few years.  We're at a custom motorcycle shop so we're not there for groceries.  Turns out that Gordon has been working on a pair of XLCR's.  The one on the left is a 1978 model and the one on the right is a '77
     The XLCR is the coolest sportster ever made.  They were only made in 1977 and 1978 (nine were made in 1979 count that year if you wish).  They couldn't compete with the Japanese sport bikes of the same era, and those were the ....ah....aah.....hum, well there's the point, the XLCR was a classic the day it was built and has stood the test of time.

Gordon told me that he is selling the '77 and it is on ebay right now.  Gordon maybe you don't need two XLCR's, but then again they aren't making any new ones.   



My Bikers World said...

Wow! These are really unique bikes! I wonder how long has it took your friend to have them ready and on the run. It seems to be pretty much work. But the game costs the candles.

gordon said...

It took about six months to get each bike restored to their present condition. I searched world wide (literally) to find the parts.