2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X | First Ride

The X-Factor

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Tom Riles, Brian J. Nelson

tech
SPEC
Evolution
Last year's XR1200 with the optional, fully adjustable Showa suspension now standard.

Rivals
Air-cooled sporting standards like the Ducati GT1000, Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic and Triumph Thruxton.

TECH
Price $11,799
Engine type a-c 45-deg. V-twin
Valve train OHV, 4v
Displacement 1200cc
Bore x stroke 88.9 x 96.8mm
Compression 10.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 91.0 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Claimed torque 74 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm
Frame Tubular-steel double-cradle
Front suspension 43mm Showa inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Dual Showa shocks with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 292mm discs
Rear brake Nissin one-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-18 Dunlop Qualifier D209
Rear tire 180/55ZR-17 Dunlop Qualifier D209
Rake/trail 29.0°/5.2 in.
Seat height 29.2 in.
Wheelbase 60.0 in.
Fuel capacity 3.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 551 lbs.
Color Black Denim and White Hot Denim
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Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact
Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Company
3700 W. Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414.343.4056
www.harley-davidson.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Same stylish looks and all-around performance as the XR1200, but with better brakes and suspension.

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