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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X


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Any motorcycle is more enjoyable when its fit, function and styling are a perfect match to its owner. To help its customers achieve this goal, Harley-Davidson offers H-D1™, a comprehensive set of customization tools that can be used by those purchasing a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and riders who wish to update a Harley they already have on the road. Available on Harley-Davidson.com and at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships, H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to turn a Harley into a custom of one, a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.

With a tank and tail section designed to evoke the legendary Harley-Davidson® XR750™ – the king of the gritty American flat-track scene – the XR1200X™ puts its mechanical character on display. Wide flat-track bars and rearset footpegs position an assertive rider for active control. The XR1200X has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe.

Overview

Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X

Drawing inspiration from Harley-Davidson’s legendary race history, the XR1200X™ model takes that performance and style off the track to give riders the finest, street-legal roadster around.

Street-smart performer built to push limits, with menacing blacked out looks, adjustable suspension and pinpoint braking.

Wrapped around a high-torque, 1200 cc Evolution® engine, Michelin® Scorcher® tires, and fully-adjustable, high-performance Showa® suspension, the XR1200X™ is a meticulously honed machine with premium handling and a commanding riding position that leaves the rider with a feeling that can only be described as “aggressive fun.” Bold, racing heritage, perfectly tuned for road performance, the XR1200X™ stands out like no other Harley® model to date.

With a tank and tail section designed to evoke the legendary Harley-Davidson® XR750™ – the king of the gritty American flat-track scene – the XR1200X™ puts its mechanical character on display. Wide flat-track bars and rearset footpegs position an assertive rider for active control. The XR1200X has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe.

BLACKED-OUT LOOK

The agile XR1200X motorcycle is draped in a satin black finish for a menacing look. From the black powder-coated engine and straight-shot, high-performance exhaust to the upside-down forks, and the black cast aluminum wheels with orange rim highlight that jet the bike into a whole new era of race-inspired motorcycles—the XR1200X embraces the dark side while paying homage to the old school flat tracker that inspired its style and ease of handling.

XR 750-INSPIRED FUEL TANK

The fuel tank on the XR1200X model is integrated with the air intake underneath the XR 750-inspired fuel tank cover. Throwback graphics echo the bike’s flat tracker heritage and hundreds of championships won while giving the XR1200X a truly unique style for the road.

EVOLUTION® ENGINE HERITAGE

The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.

Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

EVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION

Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 1200cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the twisty back roads.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Feast your eyes on the 1200cc Evolution® engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Blacked-out cylinder heads, cylinders and rocker covers complete the dark look, while the machined cooling fin tips provide a slight raw metal accent. And the ’Sportster’ stamped into the engine case—like they used to do—is another reminder of the rich heritage of the bike.
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 1200c Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

INTUITIVE CONTROLS

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

H-D SMART SECURITY SYSTEM (OPTIONAL)

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

WIDE LOW-RISE HANDLEBAR

The race-inspired wide, low-rise handlebar on the XR1200X model is black, fat and menacing like the rest of the bike. Despite its progressive styling, the handlebar was designed with performance top of mind. Optimal leverage with the steering geometry to provide superb control and a natural, fun riding position. Let your hands fall on the grips and take off on the journey of a lifetime.

ADJUSTABLE SHOWA SUSPENSION

Front and rear fully adjustable Showa® suspension allows you to set compression and rebound dampening, along with spring pre-load based on your weight and riding preference. The 43mm inverted, big piston front forks is the latest in performance bike technology and helps you swallow corners and whatever the road dishes out with ease and great agility.

DUAL DISC FRONT BRAKES

High performance, sleek design—the dual disc brakes feature 4-piston fixed calipers out front, grabbing on floating rotors for superior stopping power. Keeping your mind clear and soaking up the freedom of the open road means not fretting about your ride. Especially when it comes to stopping.

DUNLOP QUALIFIER TIRES

Treads tough and sticky enough for the track, Dunlop® Qualifier tires are constructed of race-quality belts and blends that offer a hugging grip and quick, precise performance you want on the road. Front tire profile allows for quick, clean turns and lighter steering.

TUNED TO BE RIDDEN

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.

SEAT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

2012 Sportster Models: Personalization and Power

Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X

The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the affordable Dark CustomTM roadster-inspired Iron 883TM motorcycle to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200XTM bike. Each Sportster model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.

Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster 1200 Custom bike, the motorcycle that introduced the Web-based H-D1TM Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, Customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with the seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint, and engine finish options of their choice, which are then installed right at the Factory. Even more Retailer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The Customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson® Retailer where they can review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the Retailer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailer.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® ScorcherTM tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster® motorcycle to provide an ideal grip, an even wear and a longer life. Fifteen Sportster® paint options include seven new colour choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either Gloss Black or Denim Black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-EightTM model will have a new tank graphic.

Specifications

Harley-Davidson Sportster XR1200X
EngineAir-cooled, Evolution®
Displacement (in./cc)73.3/1200
Fuel SystemElectronic Sequential Port
Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Transmission5-speed
Miles Per Gallon44 MPG combined City/Hwy
Length (in./mm)87.6/2225
Seat Height (laden) (in./mm)29.2/742
Wheelbase (in./mm)60/1524
TireMichelin® Scorcher® “11”
front and rear
• FrontScorcher® “11F”
120/70ZR18 59W
• RearScorcher® “11”
180/55ZR17 73W
Wheel
• FrontBlack 3-Spoke Cast Aluminum
18 in. x 3.5 in.
(457.2 mm x 88.9 mm)
• RearBlack 3-Spoke Cast Aluminum
17 in. x 5.5 in.
(431.8 mm x 139.7 mm)
Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters)3.5/13.2
Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg)551/249.9
FrameMild steel tubular frame; circular
sections; cast junctions
SwingarmAluminum Cast
Front Forks43 mm Inverted Showa®
Rear ShocksFully-adjustable
Wheels:Black 3-Spoke Cast Aluminum
• Front18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)
• Rear17 in. x 5.5 in. (432 mm x 140 mm)
Brakes:
• Caliper TypeDual 4-Piston, fixed front,
single-piston floating rear
• Rotor TypePatented, uniform expansion rotors
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel4.92 in. (125 mm)
• Rear Wheel3.5 in. (89 mm)
ColorBlack Denim, White Hot Denim

Quotes

Infosport Bike----"When the tail section of the tank and designed to resemble the legendary Harley-Davidson XR750 ® ™ - The King of the Flat Track gritty American scene - XR1200X ™ leads to a mechanical indicator on the display. Wide, flat-track rider bars and rearset footpegs assertive position in active management. XR1200X is black-out engine and exhaust gas in the tank revised graphics and black wheels of the orange circle Pinstripe."



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