Alas, it seems like everyone who wanted an XR1200 bought one that first year; sales have trickled off to almost nothing since then. This isn’t the first time Harley-Davidson has seen this happen, of course. Remember the lithesome XLCR Café Racer from 1977? The awesome, dual-carb, XR1000 flat-track replica from ‘83? The entire Buell Motorcycles catalog? Whenever The Motor Company ventures out on a limb and designs a performance bike to appeal to hardcore motorcycle enthusiasts, the reward is a sales bomb. The reality seems to be this: sport riders won’t ride Harleys, and Harley riders won’t ride sportbikes. Some lines will just never be crossed, no matter how great the bike.