2006 Harley-Davidson Sporster XL 1200L Hot Rods Bike Works

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Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow


The day had finally come to the open road for the first The …-end street used for was to my back, the power between my and the thrill of riding a motorcycle was in of me, waiting to be discovered. I saw where I to be and began to move there, my knocking against the fuel all the while.

But my shaking knees not matched with white a deer in the headlights expression, or a of what-ifs running through my Aside from the adrenaline I was relaxed, smiling from ear to and my mind was blank-feeling ruled the

Most people remember first ride. Riders different experiences, but they to share similar feelings riding a motorcycle. Well, I to experience what it felt and also do what a motorcycle to me-and that’s ride. You shortly before my maiden I had the makings of being a rider-enthusiasm for desire to ride, and a motorcycle I didn’t have a bike.

But there’s a will, there’s a

I had the opportunity to come on staff HOT ROD’S BIKE-WORKS and its sister STREET CHOPPER. I expressed in wanting to ride, and the staff me all the way. I also had the Motorcycle Foundation course under my

Now here’s the coolest part-the of this magazine arranged a bike through Harley-Davidson. But more; it’s a 2006 XL 1200L, a relatively smaller that’s also lowered-perfect for me! height-, weight-, and experience-challenged and have a problem admitting it, Harley-Davidson solved it with a lot of its including this Sportster.

OK, we are all and sizes, and proper fit is necessary or we are not comfortable. There are some I wouldn’t be comfortable riding of my small frame size four inches, topping out at 106 dry), so I felt a huge had been lifted (without me with it) when I first eyes on this bike. The brought the Sporty to the not-so-secret headquarters, where I was eagerly

I was pleased with its looks, and I dug the paint job because it was simple yet had and wasn’t plain Jane. I felt a sense of relief of its small size. I then how it would be for a beginning rider.

Let the show that I completed a course more than 10 ago and have not practiced on a bike The irony is that I had wanted a for some time. I occasionally it was not the best choice for a beginning because of the heavy frontend.

Well, I ended up starting on one and did fine, thank you. bike’s design and handling are all the way, even for novices.

I got acquainted with the bike (no shaking, just checking out all the and found everything easily I saddled up and liked how well the fit me. It was easy to get my boots down the aid of a low, two-up seat over 26 inches from the

The hand controls were and, in fact, the handlebar are a full inch closer to the on this model. The clutch was easy to pull-a benefit it later came time to Now, folks, it’s embarrassing when I’m on a bike and unable to lift it off its

So the Sporty’s lightweight was another for me-no problems handling one. I took into the claims and the weight of the front-end, and it took a little getting to, just like anything One component that could use was the number of adjustments for the shifter

We were limited when to adjust the shifter to find a that worked well the height of my riding boots.

of boots, I needed appropriate gear for safety, insurance and to comply with the policies of my of employment and Harley-Davidson. Another was made to try out some gear Harley-Davidson, such as the Cimarron-style boots and two jackets from the 2006 Core Collection. OK, are two jackets, but there’s a good

I chose the Cimarron boots they were stylish and cleated on the bottom with an outsole to grip the roads Goodyear welt-constructed for long-term and easy to slip on and off with zippers and laces (part No. MSRP: $100). Now the reason for two jackets: one was fashionable, and the other was I could not make up my mind, so I got I admitted it.

The Competition II Jacket was functional because it had removable armor, front and back a mesh lining and removable lining, and a lot of pockets (part No. MSRP: $430). The Willie G. Jacket was more stylish-looking, to the curves of the upper body, had the amount of ventilation, felt comfortable, and had a cool embroidered design on the back (part No.

98015-06VW; MSRP: $400).

Now I had the appropriate riding gear, it was to put this bike to the test. As earlier, I had zero practice on a so I immediately discovered how easy the was to ride. In fact, when I started to practice, this and I were not separate, we were was just that natural. The two things I had to practice were and learning the friction zone, took all of about 10 miles. that, I had a blast riding the

Good grief, can this go, and I was not the least bit intimidated by the power the 1200cc Evolution engine and the of torque (although some riders who pulled next to me may been intimidated). The only annoyance I had was trying to find and even it became increasingly to locate before coming to a Again, this bike is so all of the components were still broken in, and I was proud and fortunate to do it.

Overall, the Sportster XL 1200L the test with flying and not only for its pleasing looks, design, and bitchin’ handling It was also beautifully easy to even for a beginner. I will remember my first ride on the road.

That feeling was like flying to me-except of wings, I finally had wheels. if you’ll excuse me, I’ve clear my schedule to attend one of the motorcycle events where offers demo rides. I have the bug now and must ride Harley-Davidson low model, either the XL 883L Sportster or the ’06 Dyna Low Rider.

Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow

Maybe see you there.

I want to thank the staff of this magazine, and the who helped along the way to bring the to a reality. There’s no stopping

Dimensions: Length: 90.3 26.25 inchesUnladen: 28.0

Ground Clearance: Ground 4.4 inchesRake SteeringHead/Trail: 29.6 inchesWheelbase: 60.0 inchesFuel 4.5 gallonsOil Capacity: 3.6 quarts

Dry Weight: 554.0 poundsRunning 575.0 pounds

Powertrain: EvolutionDisplacement: 73.20ciBore x Stroke: inchesEngine Torque: 79.0 at 3,500 rpmFuel System: Ratio: 9.7:1Miles Per Gallon: 52 cityCarb: N/AESPFI: N/APrimary Chain


Wheels: Front: cast aluminumRear: 13-spoke aluminum

Tire Size: 100/90-19 57HRear: 150/80B16 71H

Instruments: Electronic speedometer; resettable tripmeter; diagnostic lamps: High beam; low oil pressure; turn signals; diagnostics; security system

Chassis: Brakes:Front: SingleRear: Angle(per SAEJ1168): 30 degrees/31 System: Chrome, staggered duals

Color Options: Black, Brilliant Silver, Cobalt, Glacier White Brandy Wine Sunglo, Black Cherry and Black Two-Tone Glacier White and Vivid Black, Two-Tone Red and Vivid Black


Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow
Harley-Davidson XL 1200L Sportster Superlow

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