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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 7:46 pm Thread Starter
 
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HD XR1200 Sportster Coming to US

You saw it here first . .

Becuase I write a motorcycle blog (www.midliferider.com) I got an email from a colleague at Harley Davidson. Depending on when you read this, it's actually breaking news (and the photos are not on the HD website).


I wanted to let you in on the excitement at Harley-Davidson regarding the release of the XR1200 in the U.S.! Inspired by the legendary XR750, the XR1200 is the newest member of the Sportster family, and comes to the U.S. following its Europe-only release back in April.




As you may know, the XR750 was the most dominating American dirt track racing motorcycle of all-time, earning the Number One plate in an unprecedented 26 AMA flat track seasons. In fact, as a tribute to the XR750, there is a pre-sale of only 750 XR1200 models from 12/1 12/15.




This bike has gotten sensational reviews in the envious US press as well as "over there." After much bitching and moaning, it's coming home, though I imagine it will be a tall ask to actually park one in your garage.
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If they put the V-Rod motor in it, I MIGHT be interested.

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What am I missing? I don't see anything interesting about this bike at all.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 2008, 10:05 pm
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Xr1200

It's interesting for a Harley. The XR750 was a great dirt track bike and Mark Brelsford could hang the tail out in the marbles! What a delight to watch and what a sound. Not as good as my K1200GT, but nostalgic just the same.
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Is it just me or does the tank and rear end scream 1979?
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Its supposed to....think cafe racer.


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Wouldn't this be a Buell?

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New HD?

Opps...I must have stumbled onto an old Harley site...I thought I was on 'K'-Bikes.com not 'H'-Bike.old

must have made a typo.........

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Opps...I must have stumbled onto an old Harley site...I thought I was on 'K'-Bikes.com not 'H'-Bike.old

must have made a typo.........

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HHmmmm, is this motorcycle snobbery or what???
If anyone wants to park that bike or any other in my garage , watch me smile and have fun.
Theyre like chicks dude, even the fugglies can be fun as long as your mates dont find out!!!!!!!!!!!!

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You saw it here first . .

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Ummmmmm, not really.

I got a postcard in the mail with this info a couple or three days ago.
it had some kind of offer to get on the pre-buy waiting list.

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