2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept



All new models with something special in with their sources of and the XR1200, as its model name has a much bigger engine, a cc V-twin unit featuring a 10.0:1 compression ratio and 90 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 73.91 of torque at just 4,000 In order to achieve that, appeals to a range of technical such as performance cams, fuel injection, precision-cooled heads and large capacity oil while the motor is rubber to the sporty frame in a successful to reduce vibrations.

With front brakes featuring calipers working on two 292mm and a 43 mm inverted Showa fork, is the sportiest Harley-Davidson motorcycle yet as strange as the word sporty sound in the same phrase the American maker’s name, the is a strong branch of the Sportster although it comes with its own of a sports V-twin powered


Harley-Davidson originally the XR750 so that it would be on the dirt track and to bring a few trophies from time to Little did the company anticipate they’ll be announcing a road version at the 2006 Intermot in Koln, Germany.


We recently got our hands on the KTM 990 Super Duke R too and after face to face with the we find that the two bikes, implementing different styles, to the same crowd. In the case of the bike, riding excitement is by the presence of a 999 cc, twin cylinder, V75-degree engine producing 130 hp and 102 Nm as it being revved much than the Harley does. seat is high mounted, but (from 34.06 to 33.46) and the position is similar to the one found on the XR.

a streetfighter and the other one a racing with headlight and mirrors, but do the same riding demands and what brings them together in any future buyer’s brain.


Looks will likely make the difference as in search of a real roadster will always go for the XR1200 and riders with stunting in for the Super Duke. As known, bikes are stripped down to the minimum and the bike inspiring the makes no exception so looking comes natural for the orange Harley.

The bodywork is pretty composed from the 3.5 gallons tank and the seats so the road version doesn’t drift much away from its sibling. You get an angry and mysterious front end characterized by a small 120 mm wide tire wrapped an 18-inch wheel and a black to match the forks and handlebars.

The motor is this bike’s and is marvelous especially because it to look small, just on the original XR and helps the bike proportional. Another nice is the rider seat, which is 29.2 inches from the at its lowest point, while the one is perfectly integrated into the tail almost as it wasn’t there. Also, it’s not to notice and appreciate the 2-1-2 shot exhaust and twin shock absorbers.

Available in Vivid Black, Denim or Mirage Orange this is one Harley that turn heads everywhere ridden.

Test Ride

almost too hard to believe any bike that looks good can perform accordingly to the style it stands for without performance, but Harley-Davidson breaks mental barrier with the model, the closest thing to a that the American Company most likely ever And that’s also how we’re the thing, like an uncompromising motorcycle claimed to be able to the pace with most and European models out there much more sportive than the XR.

The first thing strikes you is the engine. Because of the configuration and 73.40 inches capacity, Harley manages to unique power and torque that, interdependently, provide an and constant rush all through the rev It provides a healthy ‘get up and feel and the rhythm is sustained in all of the gears.

Thanks to a proper ergonomic the rider is accommodated in a fairly riding position and feels in control over the bike thanks to the wide handlebars. impressively easy to lean the 580 lbs XR from side to side as you a tight corner, but the best it is how it performs during the cornering

Grip, stability and the comfort of that you’ll get down from a bike manufactured by a which you never thought or, better said, interested to a corner carver all blend inside the helmet and determine the to go faster around the next And that’s absolutely no problem to the awesome suspensions and extremely tires.

As much as the engine is it won’t deliver more a comfortable level of vibrations the handlebars and pegs. That’s because all V-twin engines including this rubber one. Also, like on any wind protection shouldn’t be an demand because the XR exposes its totally.

But because it hits a top speed of 120 wind protection isn’t a worrying factor.

Easy to be enough versatile and very the XR is ideal for urban use too although it never match the performance of a in that environment. Still, it get you fast at work thanks to an natural ability to filter

The Nissin brakes are highly and work very well in situations. Also, the bike is well balanced so it won’t go from one lane to another not if the rider is less experienced recommended for this specific

Overall, the XR1200 is a great to have as it works beautifully as a commuter and a trip bike, not to that it feels like a piece of history on wheels.


The 2009 Harley-Davidson starts at $10,799 if the simple color scheme is what the chooses and at $11,079 for the other two colors that we’ve at the exterior rubric.


from being an impressive of performance and American style, the is also the riding proof we can expect at anything from It is the bike that refreshes the Harley-Davidson look around the and which finally manages to along veritable sportsbikes an all continents.


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