The Harley-Davidson MT500 was manufactured way back in 1990’s – only in the United States. It is an incredibly rare Harley-Davidson motorcycle model, and a killer collectible item for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts. Fewer than 500 Harley-Davidson MT500 motorcycles were made, and one of these extremely hard to get bikes just went to auction at the Los Angeles Motorcycle Auction, selling for a whopping $18,400.00. This bike is so badass, we just have to share it with you here at BON today.
The MT500’s sport a 500cc 4-valve Rotax engine and can top out at at maximum speed of 90 mph. Though Harley-Davidson made this model specifically with military use in mind; manufacturing them with their primary focus being on durability, they actually make excellent bikes for city commutes. Many factors go into determining what qualifies a motorcycle as a collectible item, and according to the Los Angeles Motorcycle auction, the MT500 meets all of the qualifications. According to their website,
Rarity certainly counts, as does having an interesting backstory. If the machine in question is unstarted and unridden, with 0 miles just as it came from the factory shipping crate, it naturally moves a few rungs farther up the scale. This Harley-Davidson MT500 checks all those boxes.
Check out photos of the 1999 Harley-Davidson MT500 that just sold at the Los Angeles Motorcycle auction, and tell us in the comments how badly you’d love to get your hands on one of these! Did you know that Harley-Davidson made a motorcycle specifically for military use?
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