No Reserve: 1972 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi MC-65 Shortster

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This 1972 Harley-Davidson MC-65 Shortster is a minibike produced by Italian manufacturer Aermacchi for Harley-Davidson, and is powered by a 64cc two-stroke single cylinder engine coupled with a 3-speed transmission. The bike was sold new at Hugos Harley-Davidson in Witchita, Kansas, and had been sitting for about seven years when the selling dealer recently acquired it. The bike is finished in Banana Yellow with fluorescent graphics, and is equipped with aluminum wheels, hydraulic suspension, front and rear drum brakes, and a scrambler-style exhaust. This Shortster is offered by the selling dealer at no reserve with the original bill of sale, invoices from the previous owner, an owner’s manual, and a bill of sale.

No Reserve: 1972 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi MC-65 Shortster

The tank is finished in banana yellow with fluorescent orange graphics, and the bike is equipped with chrome fenders and a black-finished backbone frame and swingarm. The seller notes some chips and marks in the finish. The wheelbase measures approximately 40″, and the bike is equipped with an upswept scrambler-style exhaust with a chrome shield.

No Reserve: 1972 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi MC-65 Shortster

The bike is equipped with a headlight, taillight, and a rear license plate mount. The 10″ aluminum wheels incorporate drum brakes and are fitted with mismatched older tires, including a Pirelli at the front and a Dunlop at the rear.

No Reserve: 1972 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi MC-65 Shortster

The riser handlebars are fitted with lighting controls, as well as the throttle, clutch lever, and front brake lever. The seller notes that the speedometer and odometer were working when he acquired the bike, but failed during a test ride. 1,530 miles are currently shown, and the bike showed 1,529 at the time of purchase.

No Reserve: 1972 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi MC-65 Shortster

The 64cc two-stroke single cylinder engine is coupled with a 3-speed transmission. A selection of included invoices show that the previous owner purchased a new piston, seals, and other small parts from a speed shop in Illinois.

No Reserve: 1972 Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi MC-65 Shortster

The owner’s manual is pictured above. The original bill of sale and sales tax statement are shown in the gallery, showing the $309 purchase price, including $9 in sales tax.

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