The muscular profile of the XL Sportster 1200 Roadster make it clear this is the Sportster for performance. Dual front disc brakes and a high-mount tachometer are standard. The high-performance XL Evolution 1200 engine puts out 70 hp and 79 ft. lbs. of torque. Wide, polished handlebars, a 3.3-gallon fuel tank and 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels are classic Sportster style. Laced steel wheels are an option. A new sidestand reduces the effort required to lift the bike off the stand by 40 percent. Offered in eight solid and SunGlo color choices for 2006, with a new tank graphic on select colors and new wrinkle-black engine and covers.
Something about the 1200 Custom pulls you in. At first glance, you see it in the swept-back handlebar, pullback riser and bullet-style headlight. But you can’t quite put your finger on it. Then you ...
... check out the wheels. Chrome Slotted Disc with wide tire in back. Laced wheel up front. Center stage sits the 4.5-gallon tank. The machine takes over your thoughts. In the saddle, you feel it in the forward foot controls and low seat. But thumb the starter to the rubber-mounted, black powder-coated, chrome-covered Evolution engine and there’s simply no mistaking what made the 1200 Custom legendary. One ride and you’ll know. The spirit of the Sportster® definitely lives on.
Harley Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster features
- Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine
- New Black powder-coated engine and wrinkle-black covers
- New smoother, quieter transmission
- New lighter clutch effort
- New sidestand design
- High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads
- High-performance cams
- Triple-disc brakes
- Mid-mount foot controls
- 13-spoke aluminum wheels
- Wide polished handlebars
- Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank