1968 Model ML rapido
* Original black & silver edition picture not available.*
Harley-Davidson stressed performance in its advertising for its new Model ML Rapido in 1968, though an even more elemental attribute of the machine was its simplicity. The electrical system provided only headlight and taillight allumination, and it used a magneto for ignition spark. This motorcycle weighed 173 pounds and rode on a 46-inch wheelbase.
Aermacchi-Harley-Davidson fabricated roughly 5,000 ML Rapidos for the 1968 model year. The black & silver example sold new for $395.