How many 1981 harley davidson milwaukee special sportsters were manufactured in 1981

Known as the Buy Back Bike or Milwaukee Special, only 804 of these motorcycles were produced, according to sources - one for every Harley Dealership, one extra for the top 100 Harley Dealers, and 4 for promotional purposes.

This is a rare production commemorative Sportster, celebrating Harley Davidson's rebirth and return into private ownership from AMF.

On February 26, 1981, thirteen Harley-Davidson senior executives sign a letter of intent to purchase Harley-Davidson Motor Company from AMF. By mid-June, the buyback is official, and the phrase "The Eagle Soars Alone" becomes a rallying cry.

See an interactive timeline of Harley-Davidson's one hundred-plus years of history.

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