Harley Davidson 1957-1985 Ironhead Sportster
If you watch early biker movies from the late sixties and early seventies, you will see the real deal bikers riding their beloved CHs. CH is the nickname for the brutal knee busting XLCH (Ironhead ) Sportster.
Evel Knievel was a Sportster man, all the way to the hospital and back again.
In the old days, Sportster riders picked on the big twin set. There were no Dyna, FXR, or FXE models around. The Only Big Twins were the King of the road FLS and FLHs, Full-Dressed models with windshields and
saddlebags. These machines were referred to as old mens bikes, cages, and garbage wagons.
You may be surprised to learn that a Sportster is faster then a big twin it always has been, off the line. The best a big twin can do is beat it in top end riding.
In the late seventies and early eighties, some Bank robbers even used the Sportster as a getaway vehicle, seeing it was faster and more nimble through traffic then the police Big Twins.