2008 Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Harley-Davidson XR1200
Harley-Davidson XR1200


Posted on 05.8.2008 by Anthony Kodack


Harley-Davidson’s latest racing shows inspiration behind new launch

In 1970 Harley-Davidson a new 750cc, 4 speed, 90 bhp V-twin motorcycle specifically for flat racing, the XR750. Little did the realise that the bike had produced would go on to become the most successful flat bike, destined to dominate from the early 1970’s to the present day.

The XR750’s was underlined again (in 2007) Kenny Coolbeth’s second victory in the US flat track series. Coolbeth, from led a one-two-three for the Harley Davidson Crew’ team this along with team Jared Mees and Bryan

With the launch of the XR1200 for 2008, there’s never a better time to celebrate the heritage that the new XR1200 is built upon. With the unrivalled race winning DNA in its the XR1200 is sure to take the world by storm. Since its launch in Germany in 2006 and customers have been to see the finished product with an fuelled by excitement.

The XR750’s on-track success is Piloted by a multitude of riders the years, the bike has won 28 of the past 36 AMA Motorcyclist Association) championships.

Coolbeth’s success this further enhances the Harley-Davidson reputation as the most successful motorcycle of all time . commented Knott of Harley-Davidson Europe. The positive reaction we’ve had to the prototype certainly suggests there is growing interest in a motorcycle which has been by the racing line, and we’re forward to launching the bike in Knott added.

Flat racing is an all-American series bikes compete on a 1 mile packed dirt oval As in European speedway, bikes round the corners spinning back wheels for balance although unlike its European cornering speeds are often higher, with some travelling around the oval at in excess of 120mph. The bikes are powered by a 750cc V-Twin mounted in a special flat chassis, and to keep the riders on the of their seats the bikes no front brakes.

The series runs throughout the US months, with the first usually scheduled in March and the finale in late September or October. The spiritual home of Track racing is in Springfield, at the Fairgrounds Mile where the AMA championship was held in 1937.

The is also seen as a launch pad for in MotoGP, with international like Nicky Hayden and Roberts both starting racing careers on the Flat circuit.

Harley-Davidson’s works nicknamed the ’Wrecking Crew’ has a key part of the Flat Track since 1914. The most member of the Wrecking Crew is Parker who has claimed a record 9 championships in the series. Kenny second successive victory in the AMA this year puts him hot on the of Scott Parker as the most series rider of all time.

20 year old Kenny commented on his championship title; It takes an group of people to do what we did season. Winning the second feels just as good as the one. Our team wants to doing this and we’ve put our focus on next season.

William S. Harley first Harley-Davidson motorcycles in a racing in 1914 the team was quick to their authority by winning and championships in a few short years. motorcycles were raced from the very beginning of the first by independent owners, and by an official racing department in said Bill Jackson, of Harley-Davidson Archives.

The Wrecking was so dominant on race weekends the name has stuck all the way through to the led by Coolbeth, Jared Mees and Smith today.

Harley-Davidson’s delivers Flat Track with a European twist

today introduces the new XR1200 to the of Europe, combining great performance with purposeful style and presence inspired by successful XR750 Flat racing bike.

XR1200 is the first Harley-Davidson has been designed specifically for customers. Harley-Davidson’s European Planning Team was involved the beginning of the XR1200 project, in a motorcycle which is built for the and turns of European roads, and one represents the company’s commitment to the and desires of customers in the European

The bike’s original inspiration from the success of the XR750 bike, which has been in the American Flat Track scene since its launch in However, the XR1200’s handling and characteristics are definitely street European expert riders and roads played a crucial in the ride and handling development of the

French former Endurance and GP racer Adrien Morillas in the development, as well as Flat aces Scott Parker and King.

Harley-Davidson XR1200
Harley-Davidson XR1200

Since the launch of the Prototype in Germany in October dealers and customers have waiting to see the finished product excited anticipation. To date, under 600 future retail have been placed Europe by enthusiastic customers who wait to take delivery of own Harley-Davidson XR1200.

XR1200 is a new breed of Harley-Davidson . commented John Lewis, Product Planning Director of Europe. As well as being a looking and handling bike, is also a clear demonstration of our and desire to create motorcycles specifically at European riders. The from the European bike and future customers has already very encouraging, so XR1200 set to pave the way for a new generation of European-oriented motorcycles . Lewis continued.

The new XR1200 clearly demonstrates the Motor Company’s commitment to the market and intent to attract new Performance-oriented customers who aspire to a Harley-Davidson but who are seeking a fine Roadster with great performance and tremendous character. is very clearly a Harley-Davidson but one draws on the company’s proud Track racing heritage . continued.

Harley-Davidson intends to begin XR1200 to its European dealerships late Spring 2008; A announcement will be made as as the production start date has confirmed.

Key features technical

Styling and Ergonomics

Styling and inspired by the legendary Harley-Davidson flat track racer

black handlebars for dirt looks and superb control

footrests for excellent cornering

Seat height 774.7mm (741.7mm laden with Kg rider weight)

Ergonomics around average height male rider

Standard seat and passenger footrests

Harley-Davidson XR1200
Harley-Davidson XR1200
Harley-Davidson XR1200


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