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Harley Davidson XR1200

Harley Davidson XR1200

With Showa suspension and a cast aluminum rear swingarm, the Harley Davidson Sportster XR1200 motorcycle is a blast to ride and is very comfortable when motorcycling long distances. While not in the same league as serious hardcore japanese sportbikes and superbikes, the Harley Davidson XR1200 is often seen on motorcycle race tracks around the world in a special racing class developed around this 1200cc street bike called the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

With a fairly large gas tank, the Harley Davidson XR1200 fuel capacity is 3.5 gallons for long rides between fill ups and riders involved in motorcycling know the importance of less frequent stops. The Harley Davidson XR1200 is a Sportster motorcycle that measures 85.4 inches in length with a seat height of 29.2 inches and with a 180 pound rider, the bike settles into a 30.5 inch seat height.

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This photo of the the Harley Davidson XR1200 shows off the really slick orange and black paint scheme and the performance tail section different than the standard Sportster motorcycle.

Harley Davidson put together the XR1200 Sportster motorcycle package for back road fun and around town riding appeal with a racing performance style swingarm and twin coil rear shocks.

For big twin sound and power output in a sporty motorcycle platform, the Harley Davidson Sportster XR1200 is a good choice for a cruiser motorcyclist who want better handling and more fun on twisty back roads with a race inspired street bike ready for plenty of motorcycling enjoyment.

The Harley Davidson Sportster XR1200 is a version of the famous Sportster motorcycle with a race bike look and feel with a performance oriented cast aluminum three spoke 17” rear wheel and an 18” front wheel. The OEM factory rear tire size is 180/55ZR17 and the front tire size is a rare 120/70ZR18. Check out the awesome and great sounding Vance & Hines dual exhaust system on this XR1200 Harley.

The Harley XR1200 frame is made from conventional steel tubing painted black for a sleek look and comes equipped with mid mounted footpegs for a more aggressive riding position seen in these photos.

The XR1200R has a digital speedometer with an analog tachometer coming standard from the factory on the Harley Davidson Sportster XR1200 motorcycle and an XR 750 inspired fuel tank.

The Harley Davidson XR1200 is a performance Sportster with an OEM factory made Dual Straight Shot High Performance Exhaust system for a great sound and a great race style look. The standard engine is an air cooled, 1200cc push rod 73.4 cubic inch Evolution motor. The dry weight of the XR1200 is 562 lbs and 580 lbs in operational running order. Engine torque is measured at 73.91 ft lbs at 4000 rpm. Oil capacity is 2.8 quarts and fuel mileage is 38 mpg city and 53 mpg highway. Bore and stroke is measured at 3.5 inches x 3.812 inches. The fuel system is comprised of a high tech Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI).

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The really cool Harley Davidson XR1200 introduction video below features an informative motorcycle test ride.

The Harley Davidson XR1200 Sportster pays homage to the famous XR750 flat track and dirt track racing motorcycles with a DOT street bike version with a big 1200cc engine! This cool new Harley Davidson XR1200 has sport riding style handling characteristics with heavy duty inverted front forks and large dual front disc brakes with four piston calipers. Below you’ll find information and specs on the Harley Davidson XR1200.

With the Harley Davidson XR1200 Sportster only being made during a short limited time in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 this fun big V-Twin motorcycle with great sound, power and handling will surely be missed.

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