Last year, Harley Davidson introduced their Icons Collection with the Electra Glide Revival, a modern recreation of the 1969 model and it’s a beauty. It’s a limited run and many, if not most, of the bikes to hit the showrooms are snapped up as soon as they arrive. While looking over the new listings on eBay I saw this totally restored original, a 1969 in Hi Fi Blue and Wrinkle Black with Burch White bat wing fairing and saddle bags, exactly what the new revival model seeks to emulate. It’s an interesting comparison.
Harley did a great job of bringing back the look and feel of the original while adding all of the modern conveniences and safety features. Disc brakes are immediately apparent and, when side by side, you see a lot more, but separated, you wouldn’t notice as much. They could be a great matched pair for someone, but it would be hard to go wrong either way, if you had that choice to make.
So, if you were making the choice, which would you choose? Pristine original or brand new retro? Decisions, decisions …
1969 Harley Davidson Electra Glide on eBay sale over