- By George
- January 6, 2017
- Comments Off on Chris Hemsworth Battles A Marshmallow And Rides A Harley Davidson Motorcycle
Aermacchi manufactured the SX250 motorcycle for Harley Davidson from 1974 to 1978. The SX250 was a dual sport, single cylinder, two stroke motorcycle designed and built to compete with popular Japanese imports like the Yamaha DT models. Compete it did, but not very well. Harley Davidson only sold 14,000 units during the SX250 production run from 1974 to 1978. 14,000 units wasn’t a lot to begin with and there are even fewer still around today. Knowing this added to my surprise when I saw a 1976 Aermacchi Harley Davidson SX250 appear in the 2016 release and remake of the popular 1984 Ghostbusters movie. The SX250 is given a ghostbuster vehicle makeover, and ridden by nerd scientist, Kevin, played by Chris Hemsworth. I haven’t seen the movie, but you can see the 1976 Harley Davidson SX250 in a Ghostbuster movie preview. See below….
The Harley Davidson SX250 was never a popular motorcycle or an iconic 1970’s two stroke, and the Ghostbuster paint and modifications made it difficult to identify. What gave it away for me was the European rear wheel hub, and the odd shaped and faded exhaust shield logo. Harley Davidson sold a SX175 along side the SX250, and the two look almost identical except the stock carburetor for the SX175 has a square throttle valve and the SX250 used a round one. The shape of the throttle valve identified the motorcycle as a 250 model. The kick starter, rear brake pedal, seat and swingarm helped narrow down the model year to 1976. However, the motorcycle is incomplete and is probably not 100 percent original. Plus, I don’t have the motorcycle in front of me for a closer inspection, so the model year might be incorrect. It could also be a 1977 model, but I doubt it.
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