In a surprising twist to a familiar inquiry, one Virginia man says his wife does indeed come with the bike.
In a Craiglist post published this week under the "motorcycles/scooters - by owner" category of the Richmond vertical, Bob White put his 2006 Harley-Davidson XL1200L Sportster up for sale after his wife allegedly told him to choose between her and the hog.
However, if you'd like to buy his wife too, that can be arranged according to White.
The Charles City man says he's entertaining cash offers and trades for either or both, and goes on list the their comparable attributes:
Sportster: 2006 XL1200L Sportster in excellent condition
Wife: 1959 model year in excellent condition, considering
Sportster: Only 6,500 miles (less than 900 miles per year!)
Wife: High Mileage
Sportster: Well maintained. . .and it shows—see the pictures
Wife: High maintenance—and it shows—see the pictures
Sportster: Fresh oil change and filter (didn't need it)
Wife: Oil never changed— but is checked regularly
Sportster: Gently ridden—never ridden in the rain—stored in climate controlled garage
Wife: Rode hard, put up wet
Unfortunately, while the Sportster is available for try-before-you-buy test rides, the wife is not. "Don't even go there," White writes.
See the full listing below: