Last year, Harley-Davidson made a very pleasant surprise to fans when launching the XR 1200, a motorcycle strongly inspired by the legendary XR 750 that wrote history at Flat Track racing in the 1970s.
The prototype’s presentation took place at the 2006 Intermot show in Koln, but the XR 1200 would have hit Europe’s streets two years later. In what concerns the United States, there were some problems in utilizing the brand and which were solved by purchasing of rights from Storz Performance so that the model’s fans in the United States could enjoy the new model.
The moment has finally arrived and the bike is anything but a disappointment. Bringing race DNA on the streets, the 2009 XR 1200 features: 1200cc, Evolution V-Twin engine, 43mm inverted front forks, cast aluminum swingarm, precision-cooled heads, new dual caliper brakes, downdraft fuel injection, and performance tuned dual exhaust.