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Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

Test Ride: 2010 XR 1200 Sportster

By Arv Voss / 23 2010 / Comments are Disabled

A tribute to an earlier era  

The Harley-Davidson tends to represent the definitive essence of motorcycling that was during the 1950s. The “Sporty be found on not only challenging tracks but drag strips as In true fashion, most modified to suit the rider, but for the purpose for which the bike was

Many place the Sportster in the of the ideal beginner bike, because it is the most reasonably bike in Harley’s model In my opinion, this is not necessarily a call – at least not in my case. My Harley tester was a Sportster.

It was manageable and fun to ride, but a level of somewhere above the level of or beginner is a worthwhile attribute to under one’s belt throwing a leg over one of today’s powerful and capable Sportsters. As I up progressively through the various groups and individual models, I realized that many bikes, though considerably and heavier than the iconic were indeed easier to and a lot more comfortable – especially for large of build and longer in the I ultimately wound up with a modified Police Road and a Softtail Springer Classic up in “Old School” fashion as my rides of choice.

Okay, enough about my Sportster experience, let’s get on evaluating one of Harley’s (there are now different models available) Sportsters – the XR 1200, whose was unquestionably inspired by the legendary champion XR750. The XR 1200 is to excel in virtually all aspects of performance when ridden by a aggressive rider.

Combining nostalgic styling with the flat, yet hefty delivery and heart-warming throaty of an American V-Twin motor. in addition to being among the Harley-Davidson models, also offer a low, comfortable height, smooth clutch reduced weight and athletic

Essentially, the XR1200 Sportster into the category of a standard executed in a sort of classic styling, but featuring modern conveniences and dependability. It is somewhat of an old school dirt track with a Café racer Power comes from a air-cooled Evolution® with oil cooling and electronic sequential fuel injection, rubber in a mild steel tubular formed in circular sections cast junctions.

The torque is pound feet at 1,200 and motive force is delivered to the wheel via a primary chain/belt drive, with gear handled by a five-speed sequential gearbox with a multi-plate wet The exhaust is a right-side dual with upswept mufflers emit a resonant but tame

The bike rides on Dunlop high-performance tires – D209 M/C up front and D209 180/55ZR17 M/C in the mounted on Black three-double-spoke  wheels. Suspension consists of inverted forks in the front and an cast aluminum swingarm out with dual coil-over adjustable shocks. The steering rake is 29.3- inches, and the is 5.12-inches.

Bringing the XR 1200 to a are hydraulic dual discs with four piston calipers, and a single disc with a single-piston floating aft.

Instrumentation includes: a tachometer, electronic speedometer odometer, time-of-day clock on the a dual trip meter, a low warning light, low oil pressure and engine diagnostics readout indicator lamps for high neutral, low oil pressure, turn engine diagnostics, low fuel low battery and optional security

Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Concept

My test XR 1200 Sporty was Vivid Black with Red and striped graphics. Running was finished in a brushed-look satin Handlebars are gloss black a flat black front The rider’s seat features a rear, followed by a minimal pillion and hand strap. are mid-mounted for a more aggressive but comfortable riding position and the height is 29.2-inches.

The base was set at $10,799 for the Vivid Black while the price as tested to $11,474 after adding for the H-D security system and freight Add another $290 for optional (Brilliant Silver Denim or Orange Pearl).

SUMMARY:  The great part the XR1200 Sportster, is that it look like your run-of-the-mill Sportster. The tank is not the “peanut-shaped” affair found on Sportys, but features angled lines and seems to fit more When riding, expect to get up approval and favorable comments both genders.

The lightweight pounds dry) and 1200cc V-Twin combine to deliver torque, especially in the lower In first gear, it’s to modulate a smooth and consistent input. Actually shifting is a positive and nearly seamless

The riding position will be more comfortable for riders 6 feet tall than for 6’4” such as myself, but for stints aboard, even riders can enjoy the bike’s balance and maneuverability.

There is a lock for stationary security, but the gas cap is a non-locking type. Rider have sacrificial extensions for riding and exaggerated, high tight turns. Should you be of a to go road racing, you’ll be to know that AMA Pro Racing has an AMA Pro Vance Hines XR1200 Racing Series.

If you’re good enough, you be able to pay for the bike with winnings.

All-in-all, the Harley-Davidson Sportster can be a really fun bike for the rider with the necessary

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

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