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

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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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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.........

kbikeinbc
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:bmw:
 

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kbikeinbc said:
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.........

kbikeinbc
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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!!!!!!!!!!!! :xcheer:
 

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camera56 said:
You saw it here first . .

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Ummmmmm, not really. :teeth

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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I would give up motorcycling before I'd buy a Harley...any Harley. Have ridden perhaps a dozen models.. all were so inferior to what this site is about that I'm constantly baffled what people see in these things... it's an enigma.

Here's a shot of a buddies tee... it kinda sums it up for me...

 

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So What?

The best that H-D has to offer in terms of performance is one of the following:
Screaming eagle whatever model from the factory puts out 85-90 hp (big V twin)
V Rod 115 hp
XR 1000 90hp
ALL THE ABOVE SHAKE LIKE HELL AND DRIVE LIKE DUMP TRUCKS!
In other words, flashy paint ,loud exaust pipes, same shit.
NOT FOR MEEEEEEEEE
Happy Thanksgiving
 

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I would give up motorcycling before I'd buy a Harley...any Harley. Have ridden perhaps a dozen models.. all were so inferior to what this site is about that I'm constantly baffled what people see in these things... it's an enigma.

Here's a shot of a buddies tee... it kinda sums it up for me...

And this is from a dude who wears his cell phone in a holster??????????? Right!
 
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