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Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

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As far as I know, Harley-Davidson has before launched a new motorcycle first in Europe. In Valencia, Harley did, and the XR1200 was in a big way to virtually anyone that can and talk in the European motorcycle

The XR1200 is as close to a true Harley-Davidson is ever going to (except for the ill-fated VR1000 Ed.). Its air-cooled with a 1203cc Evolution V45 from the range. To make it more than the rest, the XR1200 a larger air-box, downdraft injection and a performance-biased exhaust

The result is a claimed 90 horsepower at rpm and 73.8 ft-lbs of torque at a low 3.700 rpm.

The XR1200 out a claimed 90 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and ft-lbs of torque maxing at a low rpm. The enlightened will that a Buell makes horsepower than this similar technology.

The dual up-swept exhaust is a signature item and iconic to the XR1200’s the XR750 flat-track dominator.

Riding the XR1200 aggressively mountain passes and valleys was a pleasing experience. Tor had to keep himself that he was on a Harley, not a

The enlightened will know a Buell makes more than this with technology. The reason the XR1200 make a full 100 horsepower was to me by one of the Milwaukee engineers as being to a lower volume airbox and exhaust system. Harley-Davidson never ever sacrifice completely over performance and is the reason.

The XR1200 sure a presence different to most motorcycles. Its unique from the Company, and the only other on the market I can find for some of comparison would be the Euro-only MT01!

At the same time, if it been for the 1970 launch of the XR750 for flat-track racing, we not have seen the XR1200. the new 1200 makes the same as a 38-year-old bike will to be forgiven, as modern noise and regulations dont allow for more.

‘The XR1200 sure a presence different to most motorcycles.’

This early in April, I have the privilege of Wrecking Crew member 1 Scott Parker into the on the XR1200. Parker is 9 times AMA and the most successful rider on the successful flat-track racebike

Not long after, Scott and Brommie stunt-monkey Craig were doing monos a gold medal up in the mountains. no doubt in my mind after some of my own, this is the most fun Harley-Davidson I have ridden! So it wheelies, but even impressive is the ability to go fast the tight corners in the Spanish

True, the XR1200 is pretty heavier than any other brand motorcycle it is supposed to with. But once on the move it brilliantly and the monstrous torque is just a delight to use.

Harley has got tires to match its fully in the Dunlop Qualifiers. an 18-inch flat-track-style front the Qualifiers have been designed for the big Harley. With a claimed dry weight, the XR is probably a bit heavier than what the was intended for in the first place. But mind, they stick glue to the tarmac and only the feelers touch the ground.

To me, those footpegs and feelers are the annoying thing about the package. At a standstill, I hit the feelers my ankles, and getting back on the I drag the footpegs up and they got spring action to bring back down again. The engineers that I spoke told me that this was the issue that they address ahead of mass scheduled for this spring.

The is quite thin and sporty, and the height is a low 29.2 inches. The is very wide and this it easy to wrestle the XR to its sides. The angle is very good, but the fact that it looks the right exhaust side touch ground first, its the typical Harley sidestand on the that will touch

The clutch cable looks exposed and as if it will start leaning the XR to its extreme left. It and it didnt, it just looks way. The whole mid-placed cover will grind on the side.

Despite the fact that the is the sportiest Harley ever, it has got plenty of styling compromise.

Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

aficionados will frown the fact that theres a tank and rear fairing on the XR1200. The headlight is a standard item, and the double rear remind me of a Sportster too. The is a short 3.5 inches at the back and 4.9 from the 43mm USD fork.

aluminium swingarm does not me of anything found on other though. It looks technical and

Mounted on the 18-inch front is a pair of 4-piston Nissin providing plenty of stopping I cant help it, but I am really that Harley-Davidson have Harley clutch and brake as they feel really to use. The 5-speed gearbox was and not heavy to use at all.

Riding the as hard as I dare through the passes and valleys was a very experience. I had to keep reminding that I was on a Harley launch and not a launch! Not that the XR 1200 anywhere remotely like a

Its too big for that but still handles so With the XR1200 working under you, it should be easier to keep up with friends on sportsbikes. You wont go but certainly as fast in many

On my way back from the mountains and Valencia I got to test the city-riding The XR1200 filters like no Harley, apart from the Nightster. One of the major differences make the XR1200 is the fact it has got top tires that gives you the safety to go a little bit faster also in town.

A little bit too heat radiation is my only complaint.

Finally, I asked Parker which he preferred, the or the XR1200? Of course, Parkers a man, so he didnt give any answers to that one. was evident during our ride was pretty much everyone the XR immensely. (Too bad Harley yet announced plans to sell the XR in America Ed.)


The Harley-Davidson XR1200 is a piece of work. The whole of the bike and the XR750 heritage is I feel owning one of these be no problem at all Id be satisfied on all sorts of and youre not stuck through a corner dragging a 240mm tyre (the XR1200 a 180/55-ZR17) after you.

The cant really compete on the with other European but its a huge step in the right should Harley ever to do so.

Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept
Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept
Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

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