1973 AERMACCHI Harley-Davidson 350cc Isle Of Man TT replica of 1967 racer – XLNT CONDITION!! This pristine bike does have racing history, it has been raced! Frame #6A12702HDEngine #6A11578H30 Bike was raced by Mike Medford, then restored with the jewel-like engine built by world famous Aermacchi specialist, Ron Lancaster. It has had zero miles since restoration and has been on display for the last couple of years. So immaculate, this stunning machine was solely used for display purposes by the prior owner and also by the current selling owner. This motorcycle is sold on a Bill Of Sale. Registration is solely the responsibility of the buyer. One of the most renowned names in Aermacchi circles is Ron Lancaster of Lancaster Aermacchi Sprint Restorations & Parts in Tampico, Illinois – Ron built this motor, it’s a gem. This particular 1973 Aermacchi 350 example has been rebuilt to resemble a 1967 CRTT racer, with a budget of $10,000. Aermacchi flat-track racer, Mike Medford, made the tank and seat unit, while the extremely rare period-correct fairing is sourced from a 1960’s model. The 344 cc single was rebuilt by by famed Aermacchi guru, Ron Lancaster. This example also boasts an array of upgraded components such as Magura levers, Tomaselli clip-ons, Akront wheel rim, custom front brake drum, left side shift/right side foot brake, and more. This pristine bike does have racing history, it has been raced! SOME HISTORY OF THE MARQUE: Aeronautica Macchi (soon only Aermacchi), was founded in Italy in 1912 by Giulio Macchi, on the shores of Lake Varese north of Milan, to manufacture seaplanes. Translated, Aermmachi means, “Air Machine”. WWII, the company began producing motorcycles and in 1960, the Harley-Davidson Motor Company purchased 50% of the motorcycle division to secure a source of small capacity machines. The remaining half was sold to AERMACCHI HARLEY-DAVIDSON in 1974. This led to the release of the Sprint 250 in 1961, also later offered in a 350cc size under the designations SS and SX, the former a road-bike and the latter a scrambler-style runner. Using Harley-Davidson investment capital, Aermacchi got to work and once they moved up a class from 250cc to 350cc, Aermacchi offered the first 350cc engine in 1964 – the new, bigger motor promptly scored 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th places at the Isle of Man (350 cc) Junior TT against a bunch of 2-stroke lightweight twins.This led to the release of the Sprint 250 in 1961, also later offered in a 350cc size under the designations SS and SX, the former a road-bike and the latter a scrambler-style runner. After a redesign in 1966, 250cc and 350cc Aermacchi racers were models of reliability. It is these ‘short-stroke’ machines – think north of 33 horsepower – that are so popular in today’s AHRMA racing and historic racing around the world. With so much intermingling of parts and specifications, it is sometimes difficult to be precise about one model or another. It is thought to consist of a 350cc dry clutch motor in a 1967 Sprint H Style frame and a twin leading shoe front brake. In 1978, Harley Davidson sold back all their shares to Cagiva, who then launched the company as a motorcycle manufacturer. Engine: Single cylinder 4-stroke OHVBore & stroke: 74 x 80 mmCompression ratio: 11.0:1Engine Capacity: 344ccMaximum power: 38 hp (28 kW) @ 8,400 rpm, estimatedValve: OHV (Overhead Valves)Valves per cylinder: 2Carburettor: Dell O’rtoCooling system: Air cooledIgnition type: Mechanically timedSparks per cylinder: 2Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pumpTransmission: Gear primary, chain finalClutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disk in oil bathShift: Left sideThrottle: Cable operatedFrame type: Open cradle tubular and pressed steelFront Suspension: TelescopicRear Suspension: Dual shock, SwingarmFront Brake: DrumRear Brake: DrumSeat: Duck tail race seatTop speed: 222 km/h (138 mph), estimated $500 NET to Buyer deposit required for purchase, paid through eBay or Venmo – NO PAYPAL accepted. Balance due by personal check or cash, bike to be released upon full/completed processing of final balance into Seller’s bank account. Transport is Buyer’s responsibility. Seller will cooperate with safe, interior storage for a reasonable amount of time to be agreed upon.
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