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Harley-Davidson XR1200

First Ride: 2008 XR1200


One is to build a exclusively for the European market. The is a design initiative of Harley-Davidson borne almost of a frustration of to sell bikes built for the market to European bikers who a minimum level of performance their motorcycles performance as handling, braking and power facets that seem to different benchmarks in the USA.

The achievement is to succeed in building a Harley-Davidson that you can actually quickly without getting in a Traditional is the key word, as the bike is on the legendary XR750 flat-tracker, a race-bike which has dominated a dirt track sport for 35 and incidentally, has helped the career of Grand Prix World contenders and a champion Nicky It was also the bike that Evel Knievel over a of parked buses, ad nauseum quite often).

Harley’s third achievement is yet to I think. They may have offended their most Stateside customers by taking a icon, making it into a bike and selling exclusively to a of foreigners. If I were at Harley-Davidson homologate it for the US market and quick. The that hardly any of us journalists at the were erm, familiar Scott Parker, says it Scott attended the launch.

He’s nine-times AMA Grand Dirt Track Champion and the successful dirt-track racer He won all his championships on the XR750. He also develop the XR1200 for us Limeys traitor).

Another first, was to impress a of cynical European journos by presenting a truly sporty Not sporty like a GSX-R, like a Ducati Monster. call this a roadster, than a sportsbike.

That this is still a Harley-Davidson. In they plough their own in motorcycle engineering (pun Style and engineering design is all up with its history, on which it successfully. The heart of a Harley has for over 100 years, a big, shaking slow and low-revving motor. Without this, it a Harley-Davidson.

No-one in Milwaukee has a blank sheet; it always starts a V. So they present themselves a lot of challenges in order to keep up the competition in pure performance

Harley-Davidson XR1200

The XR1200 is a perfect example of a Harley-Davidson, harking back to an model in its glorious history and lumbered with all the design and compromise that brings.

For the big 45-degree V sits in a simple, steel double-cradle frame. If been brought up on modern bikes, you’ll be peering what seems to be a Grand in terms of sophistication. But approach an open mind and don’t until you’ve tried it.

This is what Harley-Davidson is all

Based largely on a Sportster road bike, the XR1200 has Japanese-style technology added in to meet the European brief suspension, cast alloy and Nissin brakes, although not The engine is retuned with essential performance tweaks.

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Harley-Davidson XR1200
Harley-Davidson XR1200

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