1965 Harley-Davidson CRTT
Christmas has come early this year, thanks to a reviewer’s copy of the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection landing on my desk. This coffee table book is the most comprehensive record of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles ever assembled (it also weighs about the same as a Fat Boy). With over 600 exquisite studio photographs by Randy Leffingwell and an interesting story of every Harley-Davidson made over the past 100 years, including the rare bicycles and snow mobiles they briefly manufactured. Fortunately the founders of Harley-Davidson had the foresight to keep examples of all their motorcycles. Although some of the collection were only acquired recently, like this immaculate 1965 CRTT Road Racer (pictured). The HD archives apparently purchased this rare motorcycle in 1998. With only 35 of these CR models built in their Italian factory for competition in 1965. The company sold them for $650 in 1966, and we are pretty sure HD would have paid a little bit more for this one 33 years later.
Overall this book is amazing and I hate sounding like a salesman, but it’s a must have for any Harley or motorcycle enthusiast. You can purchase the book in Australia at The Pitstop or through Amazon if you reside in America.