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Old 07-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by HaChayalBoded View Post
That's the bastard child of a Harley sportser and a KLR. It's a Harley MT-500, actually made by Arstrong. Most armies in the world use them and have used them for decades.

Harley wanted to get the Military contract so they bought out armstrong along with all the tooling to make these. then the Army turned around and said, yea, we're gonna go with the KLR instead. So Harley said fuck, what the hell are we going ot do with all these big green dirt bikes? Each dealer got one, most didn't even bother taking them out of the crate, and they sat and sat because ain't no one spending 12 grand on a big green heavy dirt bike. No matter how tough they are (story goes, they were designed to be dropped out of helicopters for soldiers stuck behind enemy lines). They also did courier work, they were available with dual front panniers for sensitive documents and a gun carrier for the SA85 assault rifle. Here's a pic fully outfitted.

My wife is going to hate you. Now I want one!!!
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