Some High Mileage Motorcycles

  • By George
  • February 2, 2017
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1942 Harley Davidson XA (experimental army). This motorcycle uses a flat twin engine based on the BMW R71 motorcycle.

While creating this list I noticed the flat engine configuration was found in more high mileage motorcycles than any other type of engine. The flat engine configuration is predominantly used in BMW models with the famous flat twin Boxer engine, and is also found in the Honda Goldwing and a few others as a flat 6 cylinder engine. The BMW Boxer engine is more versatile, found in more models and has been around longer than the Honda flat 6 engine and is why you see more BMW motorcycles in this list. However, there were far more high mileage Honda Goldwing motorcycles to choose from than any other make/model motorcycle I found. Top honors goes to a Yamaha Royal Star Venture touring motorcycle with 221,292 miles. To honor the flat engine configuration, I chose a 1942 Harley Davidson XA (experimental army) motorcycle as the feature photo. Back in WW2 the United States army requested a motorcycle from Harley Davidson with similar specifications, reliability and low maintenance as German motorcycles equipped with a Boxer engine. The Motor Co. designed a motorcycle based on the BMW R71 motorcycle and produced 1000 Harley Davidson XA models. Production of the Harley Davidson XA stopped after 1000 units when the army replaced the HD XA motorcycle with the Jeep.

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100,063 miles…1988 Suzuki Cavalcade LX GV1400

124,591 miles…1989 BMW R100GS

148,108 miles…1991 Honda ST1100

152,000 miles…1994 Honda Pacific Coast 800

117,665 miles…1995 Yamaha Virago XV1100

100,260 miles…2002 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic

105,166 miles…2004 BMW R1150GS

100,000 miles…2004 BMW R1150R

116,837 miles…2004 Honda VTX 1300S

150,000 miles…2005 BMW K1200LT

221,292 miles…2005 Yamaha Royal Star Venture 1300

103,000 miles…2007 BMW K1200GT

112,693 miles…2007 Honda ST1300

150,070 miles…2007 Suzuki Boulevard C50

161,567 miles…2008 Honda Goldwing

115,423 miles…2009 BMW K1300GT

128,704 miles…2009 BMW R1200GS

109,633 miles…2010 BMW R1200RT

100,419 miles…2014 Suzuki Hayabusa

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