2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200 Review and Road Test Roadcarvin

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Harley-Davidson XR1200

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The XR1200 has an interesting and design that draws attention. We were approached by wanting more information the XR1200 during nearly test ride. Those who to check out the XR1200 were enthusiastic and expressed interest in onemen and women alike drawn to the XR1200new XR1200 should expect a lot of attention the next year as this makes its way onto the streets of

Back-road manners

Harley-Davidson the performance aspects of the XR1200, so dive right in and share our

The XR1200 is well-behaved on the back It handled well in every we threw at it. The bike’s agility with the willing motor a fun, capable package.

The inverted Showa forks up every bump with fuss. The XR1200’s brakes are a and welcome surprise: a solid and powerful bite provide stopping power with fade even under hard braking.

I was able to throw the XR1200 turns with complete and was rewarded with consistent, handling and feedback. The footpeg touched ground on a few occasions but in all cases the ground clearance was than adequate for every I encountered.

The five-speed transmission has a and usable feel even it does have some (this is a Sportster transmission, all). The shifting was always while riding, although I had a difficult time finding at idle when the engine and were hot, though a blip of the throttle cured

Living with the XR1200

I’d like to spend all my ripping around back the reality is that I have to from home to office, or home to my favorite back A bike that’s fun on the back can be a real pain to deal in the real world, making it to live with while for the next weekend trip to the What’s it like to ride the in the daily grind?

The XR1200 is a narrow and nimble despite its higher than weight (about 580 pounds to ride). The handlebars are the widest of the bike, which makes and dicing through urban (and lane-sharing if you are so inclined) an and comfortable proposition.

The mirrors are located to see what’s behind you in The handlebar and mirror height are that they don’t up with truck and SUV mirrors which eliminates another when it comes to close-quarters combat. Control placement and position is comfortable and natural.

The Evolution motor’s low-end makes squirting through overtaking cars and dealing stop-and-go traffic a painless The brakes provide similar

During city riding, the Qualifier tires provided a confidence-inspiring ride; no wiggles, or noticeable sensitivity to road irregularities. Moderate cross did not upset the XR1200 at highway Grooved freeway pavement and joints did not affect the handling in any way.

There was no unusual or engine heat while in stop-and-go traffic in 70°F The XR1200 is comfortable at freeway and the seating was perfect for commute-length

The wind blast at highway was tolerable and only became when in very high or turbulent conditions at 85+ MPH. I the XR1200 to be comfortable even an all-day ride covering 350 miles.

Engine and Transmission

Harley-Davidson XR1200

The Evolution V-Twin motor sports a compression ratio while heads help handle the created by increased power. The is rated at 74 ft-lbs torque. does not publish horsepower for the XR1200.

The cog belt final is a nice touch — no chain lube, no chain and it’s very quiet (I hear a faint noise sounded like it might be from the belt while on surface streets, but longtime riders tell me that a bit of dressing will quiet the


The XR1200 offers acceleration in just about any down-shifting is optional in most riding situations. The engine comes to life above RPM, pulling hard to at 7000RPM, at which point the rev forces you to grab the next

At 70 MPH in top gear, the engine is turning 4K RPM so the XR1200 is in a sweet spot in the powerband, resulting in a minor as this is also a slightly spot in the power band. it up another 500 RPM smooths the motor out but you are going a bit faster than you intend. but this problem just about any big-bore bike I’ve ridden.

I 44 MPG overall in a blend of commuting and back-road riding with of wide-open throttle blasts.

The 2009 Harley-Davidson XR1200 is at fun and surprisingly practical, a hot rod motorcycle is right at home as a back-road and easily pulls double as a daily commuter or for a quick run town.

We found the XR1200 to be a very blend providing daily-driver and back-road fun in a unique and attention-getting

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