After years of domination, Harley’s racing division have been forced to fully rethink their efforts for the 1970 season. So in less than a yr, they did — and in doing so created the winningest race bike in the historical past of the AMA. Thankfully, homologation rules stipulated that 200 race-prepared road-goers be made obtainable to the general public; thus, a legend was born. A man named Evel only added to the attract of the XR750 when he made it his bike of alternative.

It was, nevertheless the debut of Indian’s trademark fenders that really set tongues wagging. More than simple slices of metal, the flowing skirted fenders discovered on the Chief gave the bike an instantaneous stance and presence that was — no, is — undeniably gorgeous. So exacting was the individual tailoring of each Brough Superior SS100 that they gained explicit permission to be dubbed the “Rolls-Royce of …