PHOTOS: From Bikaner to Jaisalmer on Harley XR1200X — Rediff Getahead

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Harley-Davidson XR1200X

PHOTOS: From Bikaner to on Harley XR1200X


TopGear took a spin on sportiest bike through Here’s how the beast responded to rain, grime and the tar.

Y ou balls of steel. That’s people tell you when you do really crazy or courageous. that involves a certain of risk.

Something that may make others shudder. No, not talking about clicking pictures of your boss at a and putting it on Facebook. Obviously like that does you worthy of a pat on the back, but that’s much it.

But when I say balls of steel I it in an Evel way. Yes, I Evel, not evil. As a kid, probably heard Evel’s name. He would have your inspiration when you stupid stunts on your

Sure, your parents a fuse when they your shenanigans. But to

your friends, you were the Knievel of the neighbourhood.

Evel was an American legend, a daredevil who a living doing ramp-to-ramp on a motorcycle.

And one of his most famous was on a Harley Davidson XR750 19 cars. That was a world in 1971. A record held by for 27 years before being by someone else.

Again on an

Jumping records were not the thing Evel broke. In a that spanned over a Evel also made it to the Book of World Records not for a jump, but for having broken the number of bones in a lifetime.

Harley-Davidson XR1200X

That’s 433 broken bones if interested.

Why this sudden lesson on an American daredevil, you Well, because I’m a Harley-Davidson XR1200X, a bike pays homage to the XR750. The was Evel’s favourite bike, from being Harley’s successful dirt track

So yes, unlike a lot of Harleys, come with large seats to rest fat bottoms, the is meant for a slightly different of riders.

I don’t really the Fat Boy or the Road King, but I think just too big for our kind of roads. and their laidback riding can make it pretty cumbersome to those bikes in city So it was refreshing to see a Harley that was as leaning into corners as it was down straight roads.

The route that we chose for the was NH15, from Bikaner to This route would the bike see good tarmac and a bit of dirt. As mentioned earlier, the does have a certain pedigree and I was sure it wouldn’t kicking some dirt.

Image: Harley XR1200X

Varun Chawla/TopGear

Harley-Davidson XR1200X
Harley-Davidson XR1200X


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