1974 AMF Harley-Davidson Sprint 350
After Indian closed in 1953, Harley-Davidson dominated the domestic market. In 1960, Harley-Davidson purchased half of the motorcycle division of the Italian Aermacchi firm, which began producing Harley-Davidson-branded bikes like the Sprint in order to compete with the growing popularity of Japanese makes. In 1974, under the ownership of AMF, Harley-Davidson purchased the remaining holdings of Aermacchi, which then took over production of Harley-Davidson’s two-stroke motorcycles. Aermacchi was sold in 1978 when it could no longer offer models to compete with the newly dominant Japanese and European manufacturers.
Collection of Glendale Harley-Davidson