More on the XR1200


We’re returned from the most gluttonous days of autumn to an inbox filled with Spam and a couple interesting bits from the motorcycle world. It’s been about a week since word got out that Harley-Davidson was finally releasing the superbad XR1200 to an American audience. (See our original story here and blog post here). It was a super soft launch that definitely got the internet buzzing ahead of any official announcement. Very clever H-D.

One more look.

One more look.

Now the official word is out of Milwaukee in the form of a press release that includes some extra tidbits of information. Here’s a few excerpts:

“Drawing significant styling influences from the successful Harley-Davidson XR-750 motorcycles that set new standards for dirt track racing success over the last 30 years, the XR1200 features technical innovation to provide potent street performance and handling. In fact, Harley-Davidson dirt track racing legends Scott Parker and Rich King participated in the XR1200 development.

The Motor Co. also forwarded some specs if you’re interested in that sort of thing (of course you are).

Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with silver powdercoat finish
Downdraft Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Electronically controlled active intake system
Precision oil-cooled cylinder heads
90 peak hp @ 7000 rpm (per SAE J607)
68 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 3700 rpm (per SAE J607)
High performance designed tubular mild steel frame and cast aluminum swingarm
Black three-spoke lightweight cast aluminum wheels, 18-inch front / 17-inch rear
Specifically developed Dunlop Qualifier D209 tires
Wide black dirt track handlebar
Styling and graphics inspired by the legendary Harley-Davidson XR-750 dirt track racer
Upswept, high-volume brushed stainless steel 2-1-2 straight shot exhaust system with satin chrome finish
Nissin dual front brakes with four-piston calipers and 292 mm patented uniform expansion rotors
Sport-tuned Showa suspension with 43 mm inverted front forks and pre-load adjustable twin rear shock absorbers
Rearset foot pegs for additional cornering clearance
29.2-inch seat height with standard passenger pillion and foot pegs
Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System
Aircraft style aluminum alloy fuel filler
Unique compact instruments with white-faced tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter and clock
3.5-gallon fuel tank

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4 Responses to “More on the XR1200”

  1. Long Beach IMS — Motorcycles Galore « Dealernews Blog Says:

    […] The Motor Co. took the Long Beach show to introduce the XR1200 to the waiting U.S. public. Because I can’t get enough of this bike, here’s another […]

  2. Christine McGee Says:

    I like the look of it, but am allergic to the price tag … 11K … aaaaaaachu!

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