1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 MotorcycleAsking$14,000
The Harley-Davidson 1999 MT 500 motorcycle was made in the U.S.A. This model is in perfect condition 1300 miles. Original owners. Bought new at Harley dealer in Milwaukee. These Harley 500 MT military bikes have become impossible to find. Mechanically excellent. I added the scabbard.
• 500cc 4-valve Rotax motor
• Engine rated at 32 b.h.p. at 6,200 r.p.m
• Bore and stroke of 89 X 77 mm.
• Electronic Ignition
• Fuel via single Mikuni carburetor
• Five speed transmission
• Kick start only
• Telescopic forks with twin shocks in the rear
• Weight 380 pounds
• Top speed f90 m.p.h.
• Air-cooled, single cylinder four stroke engine
• Drum front brake, rear disk
• Pannier frames both sides at rear
• Harley-Davidson on side panels on this one
The MT500 is very reliable when sorted. They were built for Squaddies to drop without breaking. There is no chrome to go rusty.
They make great commuter bikes – quick handling, with that indispensable urban ‘I don’t care if I scratch it on your Mercedes’ attitude.
They are quite competent off-road. Not competitive enough for MotoX, but some Enduro riders are happy to accept their extra weight in return for rugged strength. As a Green Lane bike, they are perfect.
According to the museum’s fact sheet “Originally designed and produced by British Manufacturer C.C.M. Armstrong for military use world wide, Harley Davidson also built these machines in York, PA. under license. Power unit is by Rotax of Austria, the same motor used in dirt-track racing in the U.S. With the insistence that all military vehicles must use diesel fuel, gasoline powered motorcycles are now obsolete.
Located in Wisconsin.