2008 Harley-Davidson XR1200 - Get Sporty!

Milwaukee's All-New Dirt-Track Racer Replica Is The Sportiest Sportster Yet-Too Bad You Can't Buy One In America!

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Herwig Peuker, Harley-Davidson

Tech Spec

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!

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