1978 Harley-Davidson MX250

SOLD FOR: $16,692

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Description

Additional photos of this Harley-Davidson MX250 are available here for your perusal.

In the late 70s, Harley was in a phase of small-displacement bikes while under the control of AMF. They decided to dabble in the world of motocross, and had their Italian branch, Aermacchi, build the Harley-Davidson MX250. It was the first (and only) HD production MX bike, and it only lasted for one year.

The package was oddly international – an Italian motor with Japanese suspension, ignition, and tires, and Spanish rims. Magazine reviews of the time all spoke highly of the power from the engine, though the general consensus was that the powerband was relatively narrow. HD focused its marketing on racing, and they even had a factory team (starring Rex Staten) that earned a podium spot in a MX National in 1977.

The bike weighed just 233 pounds dry – 25 pounds heavier than the competition. The 242.6cc engine took in gas from a 38mm Dell’Orto carb and pushed its 32.4 horsepower through a 5 speed transmission. Most reviewers felt that the Harley-Davidson MX250 was a solid first effort that would become an excellent bike after another year of tweaking. Unfortunately, that additional year never came. Want to learn more? Check out the only website dedicated to the MX250.

The seller of this example (VIN: 7D10444H8) acquired it five years ago from a private party in Florida. He states that it was started once when new and then stored on display ever since. It has no miles.

There is a “dime-sized dimple” on the left side of the tank.

It’s sold on a bill of sale with the owner’s manual and MSO attributed to Ken’s Cycle Shop in Avon, New York.

The sale includes the original stand and rare factory-installed side stand.

Have any MX250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments below!

Additional Information

Year

1978

Make

Harley-Davidson

Model

MX250

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Private Party/Dealership

Not Applicable

VIN

7D10444H8

Total Bids Placed:

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: bosskelly

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:16 am $15,600
Hub February 18, 2021 11:16 am $15,500 Auto
Hub February 18, 2021 11:14 am $15,300
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:13 am $15,200
Hub February 18, 2021 11:12 am $15,100
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:12 am $15,000
Hub February 18, 2021 11:12 am $14,900 Auto
Hub February 18, 2021 11:11 am $14,800
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:11 am $14,700
Hub February 18, 2021 11:09 am $14,600
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:09 am $14,500 Auto
Hub February 18, 2021 11:09 am $14,400
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:08 am $14,200
Hub February 18, 2021 11:07 am $14,100 Auto
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:07 am $14,000
Hub February 18, 2021 11:06 am $13,700
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:06 am $13,600
Hub February 18, 2021 11:06 am $13,500 Auto
Hub February 18, 2021 11:05 am $13,100
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:05 am $13,000 Auto
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:04 am $12,800 Auto
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:04 am $12,700
bosskelly February 18, 2021 11:04 am $12,600
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:04 am $12,500 Auto
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:02 am $12,300
justone February 18, 2021 11:02 am $12,200
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:02 am $12,100 Auto
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:02 am $12,099
justone February 18, 2021 11:02 am $11,999 Auto
justone February 18, 2021 11:01 am $11,900
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 11:00 am $11,800
justone February 18, 2021 11:00 am $11,780 Auto
justone February 18, 2021 11:00 am $11,600
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 10:59 am $11,500 Auto
justone February 18, 2021 10:59 am $11,450
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 10:58 am $11,100
justone February 18, 2021 10:58 am $11,000 Auto
justone February 18, 2021 10:58 am $10,900 Auto
brbutler66 February 18, 2021 10:58 am $10,800
justone February 18, 2021 10:57 am $10,600
bosskelly February 18, 2021 10:57 am $10,500 Auto
bosskelly February 18, 2021 10:55 am $10,200
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 2:56 pm $10,100
bosskelly February 13, 2021 11:12 am $10,000 Auto
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 11:12 am $9,900
bosskelly February 13, 2021 9:17 am $9,400 Auto
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 9:17 am $9,300
bosskelly February 13, 2021 9:05 am $8,799
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 9:05 am $8,699 Auto
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 8:41 am $8,100 Auto
Ducboy23 February 13, 2021 8:41 am $8,000
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 7:56 am $6,600
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 7:56 am $6,500 Auto
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 3:39 am $6,429
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 3:39 am $6,329 Auto
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 3:39 am $6,300 Auto
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 3:39 am $6,200
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 3:39 am $5,200 Auto
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 3:39 am $5,100
PaulTurner February 13, 2021 3:38 am $4,300 Auto
brbutler66 February 13, 2021 3:38 am $4,200
PaulTurner February 12, 2021 7:14 pm $3,600
brbutler66 February 12, 2021 7:14 pm $3,500 Auto
brbutler66 February 12, 2021 5:12 pm $3,325
PaulTurner February 12, 2021 5:12 pm $3,225 Auto
PaulTurner February 12, 2021 5:11 pm $2,600 Auto
brbutler66 February 12, 2021 5:11 pm $2,500
PaulTurner February 12, 2021 10:18 am $2,100 Auto
bosskelly February 12, 2021 10:18 am $2,000
PaulTurner February 12, 2021 7:45 am $1,500 Auto
justone February 12, 2021 7:45 am $1,400
PaulTurner February 12, 2021 7:45 am $1,300 Auto
justone February 12, 2021 7:45 am $1,200
PaulTurner February 11, 2021 10:00 pm $1,100
LollyK February 11, 2021 7:09 pm $1,000
Auction started February 11, 2021 11:00 am
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