1977 Bengt Aberg / Torsten Hallman HL 500
Lundin ProFab framed HL 500 with a 'works' SR 500 motor. This bike has been extensively modified over the years. Huge dollars in engine work invested. Megacycle Engineering works motor. Runs on race gas only.
Have you ever seen a true "floating" YZ double-leading shoe front brake? Check it out.
Have you ever seen an authentic Don Jones (Gary Jones' dad) original aluminum HL swingarm? Don & Gary were instrumental in developing the YZ250A back in '72 & 73 for Yamaha. Gary won numerous National Titles aboard YZ 250A's.
How about those shaved Maico air forks and huge triple clamps?
Beautiful "North American 'works" style paint on tank by Joe Abate in NJ. (Check out his website @ Joerestoresmx.com)
HL only sidepanels.
Custom hand formed exhaust.
Titanium and billet abound. There are HUGE $$$$'s in this bike.
If you have been looking for one of these for your collection, look no further. You won't find a nicer one at any price. But, she was built to race. So, if racing is what you want to do, then go for it.
Produced in extremely limited numbers (200) in the late-mid 70's and very expensive at the time, HL 500 Yamaha's were truly factory racers that you or I could actually buy. Bengt Aberg won the 500cc FIM Gran Prix in Luxembourg in 1977 aboard an HL, making these the last of the 4-stroke motocrossers to actually win a world caliber gran-prix. Much like the extremely rare british CCM's, it's no wonder why these bikes are so highly prized and coveted by racers and collectors alike. - Nachtflug