2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200

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Harley-Davidson XR1200

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Character, reliability, simplicity and are all important pieces of Pat Parziale’s mo.

Harley decides – Finally! – to new XR1200 in the U.S.

Stymieing buyers, earlier this Harley-Davidson introduced the flat-tracker XR1200.

1963 Aermacchi

A Aermacchi motorcycle, a lightweight produced by Aermacchi and Harley-Davidson, on.

Harley-Davidson FL Panhead

Years  2008-2009 (Europe only for

Claimed power:  90hp @

Top speed:  120mph (est.)

type:  1,202cc OHV, 45-degree V-twin

Weight  250kg (550lb)

Price: (as shown; $10,799 in Vivid or Pewter Denim)

Add one more to the growing list of new retro-themed — this time from here in the good old U.S. of A. has released the 2009 Harley-Davidson , a Sportster-based hot rod whose styling heavily from Harley mimicking H-D’s iconic and winning XR750 of 1970-1980.

Frustrating U.S. buyers, H-D introduced the flat-tracker inspired in 2008. The hitch? It was a Euro-only

It wasn’t until December that Harley announced it sell the XR1200 in the U.S. The batch was limited to 750 units, but the seems to have opened up and XR1200s are rolling out to Harley

Harley-Davidson XR1200

This has been without the oddest model rollout in history, with potential buyers pressuring H-D to sell the here since it was first in prototype form in 2006, and frustrated by The Motor Company’s lack of interest in making the available in the U.S. — and this the fact the bike is actually at Harley’s Kansas City Talk about homegrown.

One possible holdup was the odd fact until June 2008, didn’t have U.S. to the XR1200 name. It was registered to Performance, a Harley hop-up in Ventura, Calif. that, other things, offers a performance and appearance kit for contemporary Once word got out that had purchased rights to the name, the mill went wild speculation on a U.S. introduction.

the rumor mill was right. We got our on a new XR1200 just before issue went to press, us a chance to sample Harley’s on the retro category. Although impressions have been a mixed, we all agree that hit the proverbial nail on the head it designed its new retro rocket. At it feels like a rocket.

We don’t have any 0-60 or times, but there’s no question the XR hard and strong, quickly its way up to its 7,000rpm redline and reaching speeds in a flash.

With a 90hp on tap the XR isn’t the most air-cooled V-twin from H-D honor falls to the Buell of the family, with several at 103hp). And with 74ft/lb of it’s actually down by 10ft/lb on any other H-D 1200. But the XR has tuned to run at higher rpms, and to the last Sportsters we rode, the 1200 Low and 1200 Roadster, the feels much faster, and a blast to hustle down favorite two-lane.

Although it’s still a and heavy machine (550 dry), it performs like a lighter bike, with low-speed balance and very handling at speed.

At 30.5 the seat isn’t ground-huggingly yet it’s easy to swing a leg and while the seat looks it’s surprisingly comfortable and Instruments are basic, with an tach and a digital speedometer, and a row of lights providing info on like low fuel, low oil pressure, The odometer is electronic, and includes two settings and a clock, functions by pushing an easy-to-locate button on the side of the speedo.

Other staffers didn’t to mind, but I found the digital tach a mental mismatch. method you choose, digital or information output needs to be and predictable. Although it doesn’t any great mental gymnastics to from one display type to the it does slow processing and I’m convinced the user experience be enhanced if Harley would choose one or the other.

Me, I’d go with analog; it’s more in with the bike’s retro

We’ve only put a few hundred on our XR1200, but in the next few weeks we to really pile them on, and with a full report on new retro bike in our next

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