Monday, April 12, 2010

The Harley-Davidson XR1200

The Harley-Davidson 2010 model year line-up for Europe, Africa and the Middle-East features an exciting addition to the XR1200 range. With its blacked-out finish, refined styling and sport-tuned suspension, the XR1200X is the ultimate in racing-inspired elegance and performance. Sell and buy motor harley

Taking its cues from one of the world’s most successful racing machines – the iconic XR750 – the XR1200 range was born out of a desire for a street smart Harley- Davidson motorcycle that is just as dominant through the twisties. Combining American racing heritage with European style, XR1200 motorcycles are built for sheer riding pleasure. Powered by fuel-injected 1202cc engines with precision-cooled cylinder heads, they deliver wave after wave of impressive torque through a 5-speed gearbox down into a bespoke set of Dunlop Qualifier tyres.

First came the original XR1200. Designed with the European rider in mind, it demonstrates agility and focus not traditionally found on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The distinctive paint job and retro graphics echo its dirt bike heritage, while the flat track style speedo, exhaust, tail section and wheels are suitably refined for modern roads.

The latest incarnation – 2009’s all-new XR1200X – is as much an upgrade as it is an evolution of the XR concept. The updated styling has a predatory edge: the blacked- out engine casing, upside-down forks, and a matt black tail, tank and fender create a more aggressive presence. And, just like its predecessor, there is real substance behind the style. Sport-tuned Showa piggyback suspension offers up enhanced performance and firmer handling. This, coupled with powerful Nissin brakes and superb rider ergonomics ensure the all-important grin factor every time you grab the handlebars and ride, be it on twisting roads or in the urban playground of the city.