2005 APC Spirit 240 S

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Mileage12,000 Miles
Engine100c.i. V-Twin made by RevTech
TransmissionBaker 6-spd Transmission
Exterior ColorBlurple
Interior ColorBlack

This bike belonged to my father (don't worry, he isn't dead or anything). He just stopped riding it and always grabbed the keys to his other bike. He always planned on giving this bike to me eventually when he stopped riding altogether, but comfort and age made him do it earlier than expected. I love this dumb thing. It handles like crap, beats you up on the road, but it's insanely charming, beautiful and makes me smile knowing where it came from.

American Performance Cycles was a small custom motorcycle builder in Las Vegas. They had a few great years following the 'chopper boom' from reality TV shows, but have been out of business for quite some time now.

Of their 5 or so models they offered, the Spirit is a pro-street styled motorcycle built on a stretched Softail Frame. This one is a "240" due to the 240mm rear tire affixed, and the "S" trim is due to it's 80-spoke wheels.

Paint and exterior

Each APC bike was painted on a whim - meaning whatever the staff painter felt like doing that day, that's what he did.

This particular bike is a DEEP blue/purple (dubbed "Blurple" by me) with hand-pinstriping.

Engine

Original Engine: Yes

Supposedly 100hp and 100lb-ft of torque at the crank.

Of any vehicle I've ever experienced, it's not fast but somehow feels insanely powerful.

Mileage

This bike has never ben ridden often. It has had a faulty speedo/odometer fixed at some point. Currently shows 8500 miles, so i'm guessing at the 12000 total. Doesn't really matter, it's staying in my possession.

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