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Harley-Davidson XR1200

Bike Trader


15 November 2010

Harley’s can trace its roots to the greatest tracker of all time. No wonder it such a brilliant road

When Harley-Davidson announced it was planning to produce a performance-focused bike it certainly raised a few However, the innovative XR1200 was unveiled in 2008 had its roots in a that had been in existence for and was embedded in the Harley-Davidson heritage.

In 1970, the legendary Motor introduced a new 750cc V-twin that pumped out 90bhp for flat track racing. did those engineers realise the XR750 would go on to become the most successful flat bike, destined to dominate from the early 1970s through to the present day.

40 years later, the XR750’s race-winning DNA became the inspiration for the European Product Planning who evolved the concept of the XR1200 – a track-inspired, high performance

The Milwaukee-based Styling and Engineering in Wisconsin worked closely the European team in the design and of the new machine to ensure that the bike was able to meet the of European riders.

The result was a looking motorcycle, built for the twists and turns of our roads, and one represents the company’s commitment to the and desires of customers in the European

Harley-Davidson XR1200

The XR family has since been to include the upgraded XR1200X and a variety of products that owners tailor the XR1200 for specific fit, function and needs.

Harley-Davidson – the home of – released a range of additional from a detachable sport for comfort to saddlebags that to make the XR1200 capable for

However, the story of this development and its XR750 roots as a championship-winning flat-tracker enabled UK to further push the boundaries of and challenge existing motorcyclists’ about the Harley-Davidson marque and

The result, following months of in conjunction with racing Harris Performance and British supremos Dunlop, was a race-track machine and a brand new one-make series. The UK race version of the thundered into action it took to the track in 2010 in the of the Henderson Harley-Davidson XR1200

A mix of respected racing professionals – eventual XR1200 Champion McWilliams – competing against of the country’s most promising talent, demanded attention and in one of the most fun one-make race the UK has ever seen.

Harley-Davidson XR1200
Harley-Davidson XR1200

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