Harley-davidson XR1200X XR 1200 X review

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Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept


2010 Harley-Davidson



Our day aboard the new XR1200X took on an abbreviated version of the 4.048-mile America road racing in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. As our units all featured stock H-D officials thought better of us to use the long uphill front and the fast chutes that turns one through five. the more technical layout included everything from five through turn 13 an excellent testing ground for the

Despite its racy appearance, the is no lightweight, and its hot-rod engine is to strain under the load. Its is broad but not brisk, thus off corners isnt snappy. the gearbox to keep the the motor in the upper mid-range and top-end and both its clutch and shifting are acceptable, although our test developed a weird habit of from fifth to fourth on its own.

The XR1200Xs handling is sure-footed for a spirited pace without issues. Its steering is heavy, but its offering plenty of front-end to warn you if you push things too In fact, the XRs maxuimum lean is such that youll scrape the peg feelers long that. The new suspension also a far greater degree of compliance the bumps than the previous XR

In fact, the new shocks are every bit as as the fork, offering noticeable in feel when the clickers are The new suspension alone is worth the $700. While the upgraded offer decent feel and are an they are not two-finger sportbike as Harley engineers suggested would be.

Aggressive riders find that considerable is required to haul the XR1200X from speed.

New Suspension

With an MSRP of the XR1200X replaces the $11,079 but you get more value for your with the X, thanks to its all-new adjustable suspension. Gone is the old 43mm fork, replaced by a adjustable 43mm Showa Big fork, a true sportbike-spec that is designed to allow for fine-tuning of low-speed compression without affecting high-speed damping.

Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

Its compression and rebound are located on the fork caps the hexhead preload adjusters are on the side of each leg above the holders. Front wheel is unchanged at 4.92. The XRs twin Showa Monotube coil-over now have piggyback reservoirs and are for compression and rebound damping as as preload, all features last on the Harley-Davidson XL1200S Sportster introduced in 1996.

Rear wheel travel is 4.25 and not 3.5 as it appears in HDs literature as we reported). The Xs new suspension only of ground clearance to the chassis vs. 5.8) but more importantly, it sprung weight from the XR, dropping its claimed curb from 580 lbs. to 573 lbs.

The brakes are also improved for The dual front configuration but the twin 292.1mm rotors are now though they are still by dual four-piston Nissin The 260mm single-piston caliper brake remains unchanged.

Of course, the rotors feature patented uniform expansion With a 40-year heritage of racing success behind the XR Harley-Davidson certainly needed to be about wasting that on a poor-performing pseudo-sporting model. wed love a little more and a lot less weight, the XR1200X enough of the XR750s competitive to proudly carry the XR initials.

As go, we think this one is pretty good!

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


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