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Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

Harley Davidson XR 1200 – Anomaly?

Harley Davidson XR

Harley Davidson has resurrected its XR 750 dirt-tracker from the 70′s and into the reincarnated body of an XR for 2008. And if you want this spirit in your garage, you have no problem if you live in

Ummmm, that’s right, incarnation is not available in North . It’s the first time the American motorcycle maker, over 100 years of manufacturing to its has launched a bike elsewhere the US of A.

“ You could say the XR 1200 was born in but bred in Europe ,” said Davidson, Head of Product XR 1200.

The apparent reason is European HD dealers have such a bike for years. In of that, Euro riders are for their sport-bike enthusiasms.  So, be clear, the XR 1200 is NOT a cruiser.  In the XR 1200 is an HD anomaly, a bike pretensions in the performance motorcycle

Although I’m sure there are no or European motorbike execs in their boots in response to Harley Davidson would to the performance-oriented riders of the world.

one could suppose another Harley might avoid a turf debut would be they did attempt a similar launch in the early 80′s, their XR 1000 – which was based upon the XR 750 (but loosely). The result? It didn’t

On the other hand, it became a as soon as they stopped them. So, are Americans ready for a Davidson XR 1200 that is part of its long-term success?

differently, the XR 1200 is so distinct the HD “cruiser” tradition that it could pull a new crowd of buyers into the HD Brotherhood, one also surmise that bike may not likely experience favor amongst long-time HD

My bet is that the XR 1200 will do enough in Europe that the will be made available in And if HD can manufacture the bike to the relative they have been their cruisers for the last years, the HD prestige alone capture a new market of buyers for (Granted, it’s a bit inconceivable an HD will ever be “competitive” any other manufacturer, but they long proved that don’t need to be).

On top of bear in mind that the of the earlier XR 750 is established upon the success on the flat track circuit, and as the early bike of for several MotoGP stars they moved into motorcycle racing.

And of course, good old Evel motorcycle antics of jumping, and crashing XR 750s brought the a good amount of media back in the 20th century, as

Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

So, the all new XR 1200 does behold a lineage . That it was made via European dealers last and not in America will likely help to stir up additional as the bike hits the streets.

regardless of the publicity, is the darn any good?

Technically, the bike feature high-performance Showa and Nissin brakes. As well, the engine is more powerful its sister XL1200R Sportster tested earlier this according to Cycle World (August 2008).

Blake Conner, who wrote the World article, rode the XR at Harley’s “secret 530-acre Evaluation Center.”  His summation is “ The XR 1200 is without a doubt the production Harley to date. ” certainly an encouraging note, the article respectfully does not the bike to anything else its class. (Actually, this is arguably in a class of its own).  he writes, “ This bike is a bike, all about go and less show ,” further remarking this is not a conventional Harley.

Tor of motorcycle.com. who rode it in Spain as of the official HD media launch, a Harley Davidson XR 1200 and concluded “ The XR1200 can’t compete on the edge with European streetfighters, but it’s a step in the right direction Harley ever wish to do so .”

Personally, I’m glad to see HD taking a into other markets. As a decision, it just makes The Big Four manufactures have making cruisers for a long now, capitalizing on Harley’s and the American love affair cruisers (and those Japanese can make ‘em more better performing and for less

Therefore, if HD can capture even a amount of another market their primary one, will likely do wonders their brand recognition (Bear in mind that are a number of HD aficionados that consider some other of the Harleys to be a different market too.  For example, the V-Rods).

I, for will be looking for an opportunity to an XR 1200 when it comes to America.  And regardless of how well the sells, my wish is to see this as a brand-new XR 750 . Could you imagine a and nimble (relatively speaking) HD playbike?  Such a modernized version of this American would compel my ownership of any practical considerations.  (And lack of “practical consideration” the of what has made HD the great that it is?)

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

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