When it comes to Harleys, they are for the most part unmistakably, aggressively American.

This 1974 Harley-Davidson Racer, however, one of 26 originally made and one of only a couple examples known to still exist, has sprezzatura to spare with European good looks yet packing plenty of American muscle.

That’s because the bikes were handbuilt in the Aermacchi Harley-Davidson plant in Varese, Italy, for the sole purpose of road racing.

A tip of the helmet to MotArt for bringing this beauty to our attention…