The specs: 80 ci OHV engine with 5-speed transmission. New crossover exhaust and rubber-mounted drivetrain and enclosed oil bath chain. Cast wheels with single disc brakes in front and rear. 5 gallon gas tank and 4 quart oil tank. 1636 of the model FLT were built in 1981.
This bike was one of 13 specially-prepared vehicles for the 13 members of the buyback team, the group that worked together to purchase the whole HDMC away from the previous owner, AMF. This bike was presented to Jeffrey L. Bleustein, who was VP of engineering at the time. He went on to become President and then CEO of the Motor Company, and donated this bike back to the Archives in 1999. It features a commemorative timer cover with his name on it.
This bike is currently in storage on the 3rd floor of the Archives.