The stalwart XL1200 Sportster updated with a hot-rodded engine, sportier suspension, better brakes and stylish new skin inspired by the iconic XR750 flat-tracker.
Air-cooled sporty standards like Buell's XB12S, Ducati's GT1000 and Hypermotard, Moto Guzzi's Griso 8V and Triumph's Thruxton.
|Price || $14,685 at currentexchange rates |
|Engine type || a-c 45-degree V-twin |
|Valve train ||OHV, 4v |
|Displacement || 1200cc |
|Bore x stroke || 88.9 x 96.8mm |
|Compression ||10.0:1 |
|Fuel system || Delphi/Dell'Orto EFI |
|Clutch || Wet, multi-plate |
|Transmission || 5-speed |
|Claimed horsepower ||91.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm |
|Claimed torque || 73.8 lb.-ft. @ 3700 rpm |
|Frame || Tubular-steel double-cradle |
|Front suspension || 43mm Showa inverted fork |
|Rear suspension ||Dual Showa shocks, adjustablefor spring preload |
|Front brake || Dual Nissin four-pistoncalipers, 292mm discs |
|Rear brake || Nissin two-piston caliper,260mm disc |
|Front tire ||120/70ZR-18 DunlopD209 Qualifier |
|Rear tire || 180/55ZR-17 DunlopD209 Qualifier |
|Rake/trail ||27.8/5.1 in. |
|Seat height || 29.2 in. |
|Wheelbase || 59.6 in. |
|Fuel capacity || 3.5 gal. |
|Claimed dryweight ||551 lbs. |
|Color || Orange, gray, black |
|Available || na (overseas only) |
|Warranty || 24 mo., unlimited mi. |
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
The best "starter" Harley yet, with power and handling that finally live up to the Sportster name. Bring this bike to America-and soon!