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Harley-Davidson XR1200X
Harley-Davidson XR1200X

A Gutsy, Mean-looking, Mean-performing

Torque and More Torque

toward a dip in East Newport the main highway between 30 in Gap, Pa. and the Amish village of Pa. I realize it’s now or never. Up lies a fairly decent dip on the we’re riding as it curves the rolling countryside of Eastern

I’m searching for the torque to me up the other side of a valley full of Amish farms and to me ahead of my buddy, who follows me on his Sportster.

I give a quick of the wrist to keep my import, cruiser in its torque range. I can hear my buddy behind me, his sounding through the valley and off the 200-year-old farm buildings there is no electricity or television. he is upon me, a huge smile between a beard that is way too on a face that’s covered by a helmet covered with way too stickers.

Then he is gone, speeding off the distance, cresting the hill before I can.

Damn, I I wish I had a Harley-Davidson.

In 2011, introduces a redesigned 2011 XR1200X that combines suspension components, retro-classic with updated brakes to a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that’s fun to still a cruiser and fast to be on.

Café Racer Looks

Walk up to the Sportster XR1200X. and the thing you notice is its menacing created by a flat black scheme on the transmission case, oil header pipe and muffler. The sports a café racer section, creating a look reminds me of the classic motorcycles and fearless riders that the Island of Man TT races through the The black-on-white and orange pin striping on the tank captures the images of the Harley-Davidson flat-track racers of

In short, this bike is to look at and rides even

Sportster XR1200X Engine

The Sportster XR1200X is powered by a (1.2-litre) cubic inch, Evolution motor that out a more-than-healthy 73.3 pounds of torque at a relatively low 4,000 according to Harley-Davidson. Like all in the 2011 model year, the has been replaced by an electronic port fuel inject to power, response, fuel and eliminate those flat in the RPM curve that all carburetors to create.

Harley-Davidson doesn’t release figures, but Aaron Frank, in the October 2010 issue of magazine, claims horsepower of 91. American Iron magazine Reg Kittrelle claims a horsepower somewhere in the middle 80s. way, that’s more enough horsepower to power you motoring authority on any of the nation’s highways.

Fuel Economy

says the 2011 Sportster will get you an average of 38 MPG in the city and 53 MPG on the As usual, if you ride the bike as you are competing in the Northwest 200, get lower fuel economy. members of the riding press say numbers are optimistic and that average about 37 MPG overall and if you have a thrill-seeking right

Remember, the Harley-Davidson designers gave the 2011 Sportster a 3.5-gallon fuel tank so want to fill up the tank at least every 90 minutes and before you want to stretch legs.

Harley-Davidson XR1200X
Harley-Davidson XR1200X


The 2011 XR1200X gets as standard up front a pair 43-mm Showa inverted forks to go adjustable Showa shocks in the This improvement gives the more feedback and much precise ride control compared to earlier Sportster


Harley-Davidson has never afraid of building big and powerful with a big-as-Texas emphasis on The 2011 Sportster XR1200X the scales at a healthy 551 pounds With a 60-inch wheelbase, Sportster will track all day long against substantial winds.

The improvement in suspension and will make this a motorcycle that enjoys driven enthusiastically on country with tight corners. I really can’t imagine this bike left to through the corkscrew at Laguna Raceway.


Like builder Henry Ford said about his Model T, it the Harley-Davidson 2011 Sportster is available in every color as as it’s black or white. the color scheme works on offering, creating a Stealth appearance that is anything but in performance.


The 2011 Sportster starts off at $11,799 plus ($305), California emissions and dealer setup.

Harley-Davidson XR1200X
Harley-Davidson XR1200X
Harley-Davidson XR1200X


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