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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:32 am

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2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X

The XR1200X is Harley-Davidson® Sportster performance honed to its finest edge. Equipped with fully-adjustable Showa® front and rear suspension components, the 2011 XR1200X can be dialed in to match rider weight, riding style and road conditions. The XR1200X combines this premium suspension with enhanced front brakes and the responsive punch of a high-compression, 1200cc Evolution® V-Twin engine in a dynamic, street-performance motorcycle.

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.




Harley-Davidson XR1200X model Highlights

• Isolation-mounted XL Evolution® 1200 cc
V-Twin engine with black powder-coated finish
features downdraft Electronic Sequential Port
Fuel Injection (ESPFI), high-performance
camshafts, precision oil-cooled cylinder heads
and a large-capacity oil cooler
• Upswept, high-volume 2-1-2 straight-shot
exhaust system with satin black finish
• Cast aluminum swingarm
• Showa® fully adjustable rear shock absorbers
and Showa® big piston front forks
• Nissin® dual front brakes feature 292mm
full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers
• Wide, low-rise handlebar



Key Harley-Davidson XR1200X Features

Showa Big Piston Front fork (BPF) eliminates many of the internal components used in a cartridge-type fork, resulting in lighter overall fork weight. The large-diameter of the BPF internal piston allows a reduction in damping pressure for outstanding feedback and smooth action. Rebound and compression damping may be fine tuned with adjuster screws located on top of the fork bolts. The spring pre-load is adjusted with a M5 hex screw on the axle holders.

Showa rear shocks feature 36mm pistons with piggy-back nitrogen charged reservoirs. The compression damping may be adjusted with a knob on top of the reservoir. Rebound is adjusted with a thumb wheel on the lower clevis. Rear spring pre-load is also adjustable.

Nissin® dual front brakes feature 292mm full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers.

Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with black powdercoat finish features downdraft Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), high-performance camshafts, precision oil-cooled cylinder heads and a large-capacity oil cooler. Compression ratio is 10:1. The engine is rated at 74 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 4000 rpm (per SAE J1349).

Upswept, high-volume 2-1-2 straight-shot exhaust system with satin black finish offers extra cornering clearance.

Chassis features a high-performance designed tubular mild steel frame. The rigid, cast-aluminum swingarm is engineered to enhance handling.

Dunlop® Qualifier D209 tires were designed specifically for the XR1200X.

Three-spoke lightweight cast-aluminum wheels, 18-inch front / 17-inch rear, are finished in gloss black with an orange pinstripe on the rim.

Wide, black dirt-track handlebar for enhanced steering leverage and comfort.
Rearset foot pegs for additional cornering clearance.

Compact instrument display with white-faced analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter and clock.

3.5-gallon fuel tank with aircraft-style aluminum alloy fuel filler.

29.2-inch seat height with standard passenger pillion and foot pegs.

Optional Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System.






2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X - Specifications
MSRP: Solids $11,799

ENGINE
Engine1 Air-cooled, Evolution® with oil cooled heads
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.812 in. (88.9 mm x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System2 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump



DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
• 1st 10.782
• 2nd 7.702
• 3rd 5.728
• 4th 4.748
• 5th 4.071



CHASSIS
Frame Mild steel tubular frame, circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Aluminum Cast
Front Forks 43 mm Inverted Showa®
Rear Shocks Fully-adjustable
Wheels: Black, 3-spoke Cast Aluminum
• Front 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)
• Rear 17 in. x 5.5 in. (432 mm x 140 mm)
Brakes:
• Caliper Type Dual 4-Piston, fixed front, single-piston floating rear
• Rotor Type Patented, uniform expansion rotors
(diameter x width):
• Front (dual) 11.5 in. x 0.2 in. (292 mm x 5 mm)
• Rear 10.24 in. x 0.28 in. (260 mm x 7 mm)
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel 4.92 in. (125 mm)
• Rear Wheel 3.5 in. (89 mm)




PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque (per SAE J1349):
• North America 73.91 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm (100 Nm @ 4000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
• Right 39°
• Left 40°

Fuel Economy
(EPA urban/highway test)
38/53 mpg (6.19/4.44 L/100 km)




ELECTRIC
Battery (per Battery Council
International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V,
12-amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system
(357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift
starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
• Headlamp
(quartz halogen)
• Tail/Stop Lights
• Turn Signal Lights
• Indicator Lamps
55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
8W/28W (5W/21W)
28W (21W) self-canceling
High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
low fuel warnings, low battery,
security system3 (optional)


DIMENSIONS
Length 87.6 in. (2225 mm)
Overall Width 36.6 in. (930 mm)
Overall Height 45.7 in. (1161 mm)
Seat Height:
• Laden
• Unladen
29.2 in. (742 mm)
31.3 in. (795 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.9 in. (150 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29°
Fork Angle 27.5°
Trail 5.2 in. (132 mm)
Wheelbase 60 in. (1524 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Qualifier front and rear):
• Front – D209
• Rear – D209
120/70ZR18 M/C
180/55ZR17 M/C
Fuel Capacity 3.5 gal. (13.2 L)
(warning light at approximately 0.8 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qts. (2.6 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qts.


Weight:
• As Shipped
• In Running Order
• Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating
• Gross Axle Weight
Rating
• Front
• Rear
551 lbs. (249.9 kg)
573 lbs. (259.9 kg)
1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
340 lbs. (154.2 kg)
660 lbs. (299.4 kg)

COLOR OPTIONS
Solids
• Black Denim
• White Hot Denim



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Re: 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X - COOL WALL VOTE: In progre

Unread post by QuietMonkey » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:47 pm

nah - the whole tail end of that bike is too "heavy" -- visually unbalanced...

lots of better looking Harleys out there --- i'll take a Nightster, or the Badboy with the springer front-end... but really I want a Mert Lawwill replica dirt-tracker :mrgreen: from the "newer" line-up --- if I ever end up in Harley land...
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Unread post by Kingshead » Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:37 am

Exhaust looks all wrong and it just looks cheaply made with a lot of stamped metal, plus the cylinders sticking out on the left just looks weird.
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Unread post by JVRR » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:59 am

I agree with the comment about the back end, but overall I voted awesome. If I were to pick a HD based purely on looks (including what I would be looking for in fit/position) this would be the one I think. Though it looks a million times better in the first picture than the others. Without that first picture I may have been on the fence!
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Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:50 am

I voted "cool" because I think Harley is on the right track with this bike - an attempt to bring some "sport" into the Sportster. Rear-set pegs, adjustable suspension on both ends, solo seat, 2-1 exhaust, blacked out paint scheme, etc... it looks the part. But somehow it's missing something, or something just doesn't look right about it. I think it may be that boat-tail arse end, but something is detracting from the overall "wow" factor for me.
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Unread post by Markg1 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:39 pm

Too small, too slow and way too ugly! I'd rather walk! Fail!
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Unread post by ZRex » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:39 am

JVRR wrote:I agree with the comment about the back end, but overall I voted awesome. If I were to pick a HD based purely on looks (including what I would be looking for in fit/position) this would be the one I think. Though it looks a million times better in the first picture than the others. Without that first picture I may have been on the fence!
I don't like the back either, but I also voted Awesome because the rest of the bike looks good.

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:52 pm

Of course there are loads of better looking Harleys. But are there any better handling ones?



Awesome vote for me. It could have a better seat and lose lots of weight, but IMHO these aren't dealbreakers.
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Unread post by jstark47 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:15 pm

I'm voting cool because I think it's a step in the right direction. It's the closest Harley's ever come to a bike I would buy. It's still too heavy (compare to a Triumph Thruxton, for example), and I'm not at all into it's looks. Saw it at the New York show, it kind of stood out like a sore thumb at the Harley display - all high and hunched and bulky looking. But a bike meant more to ride than to look at, so a step in the right direction for HD.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:23 am

"Unrealised protential"

I voted Uncool.

While I really like the direction Harley-Davidson is going with the XR series (H-D needed something to replace the discontinued Buell motorcycle line) I think the looks and comfort level is just not there yet.

I've sat on many XR's, this one included and when I see it I think it's a cool bike, but then I see the oil cooler sticking out of the frame to the left side and think... WTF, couldn't they have moved that somewhere else? Sitting on it the seat in like a plank and on the gas tank bottom right has an air cooler that digs into the knee thanks to it's sharp angle.

Buell was going in the right direction for Harley-Davidson, Buell was taking the Harley-Davidson enging and doing something with it other than dropping it into a different frame.

Can we not see a Harley-Davidson XR using Buell technology and comfort?

Sorry H-D, I love your bikes, I love this one too (from the right side), front on it looks "awkward" and sitting on it you wonder if any of the designers ever did.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:34 am

Grey Thumper wrote:Of course there are loads of better looking Harleys. But are there any better handling ones?
I haven't rode the XR1200X yet but I would think the V-Rods would handle as good as well as the Dyna Fat Bob (which supposed to be from reviews the best handling H-D cruiser).

As mentioned above, I'd like for H-D to use some of the R&D from Buell (they have access to it all). Buell's handled really well.

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Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:34 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:Can we not see a Harley-Davidson XR using Buell technology and comfort?
Rotax Helicon in an XR? :humm: Could that even work? (Asking about engineering, not whether "the Harley faithful" would buy it, 'cause they wouldn't.)
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:14 am

jstark47 wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:Can we not see a Harley-Davidson XR using Buell technology and comfort?
Rotax Helicon in an XR? :humm: Could that even work? (Asking about engineering, not whether "the Harley faithful" would buy it, 'cause they wouldn't.)
I couldn't see why a Buell engine in the XR1200X wouldn't work, they are H-D Sportster engines after all... maybe with some modifications you'll get it to fit (unless the engine mounts are the same)...

Let's be honest, the Harley-Davidson faithful is a changing demographic as younger blood moves into the brand. Buell WAS that younger blood link, H-D needs something to reclaim those riders once again who are looking for a quick bike with a H-D badge on it.

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Unread post by SlingVTR » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:42 am

In the UK we have these bikes in their own support races for the British Superbike Series, they are uprated engines, shocks etc Now when I say im 220lbs and went round on a track day 23 seconds faster on my VTR1000 than the fastest XR all weekend, (Niall McKenzie was riding one and Jeremy McWilliams) It may be in the right direction for poor HD but very poor too heavy and doesnt handle, it was an embarassment to watch quite frankly and if HD want to sell bikes over here then they better start thinking in other directions.

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:56 am

SlingVTR wrote:In the UK we have these bikes in their own support races for the British Superbike Series, they are uprated engines, shocks etc Now when I say im 220lbs and went round on a track day 23 seconds faster on my VTR1000 than the fastest XR all weekend, (Niall McKenzie was riding one and Jeremy McWilliams) It may be in the right direction for poor HD but very poor too heavy and doesnt handle, it was an embarassment to watch quite frankly and if HD want to sell bikes over here then they better start thinking in other directions.
Well, I can say that XR1200 Racebike really looks Cool, more like a Ducati body style look than a Harley but hey it would sell I'm sure.

Sad to hear the XR1200 really didn't do better than the older VTR1000, but the VTR1000 was always a kickbutt type of bike. I would still welcome H-D to offer an upgrades to the bike from stock (like Victory does with offering a Stage 1 or Stage 3 boost right out of the box).

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Unread post by Johnj » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:15 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:
jstark47 wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:Can we not see a Harley-Davidson XR using Buell technology and comfort?
Rotax Helicon in an XR? :humm: Could that even work? (Asking about engineering, not whether "the Harley faithful" would buy it, 'cause they wouldn't.)
I couldn't see why a Buell engine in the XR1200X wouldn't work, they are H-D Sportster engines after all... maybe with some modifications you'll get it to fit (unless the engine mounts are the same)...

Let's be honest, the Harley-Davidson faithful is a changing demographic as younger blood moves into the brand. Buell WAS that younger blood link, H-D needs something to reclaim those riders once again who are looking for a quick bike with a H-D badge on it.

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Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:34 am

SlingVTR wrote:In the UK we have these bikes in their own support races for the British Superbike Series....... It may be in the right direction for poor HD but very poor too heavy and doesnt handle, it was an embarassment to watch quite frankly and if HD want to sell bikes over here then they better start thinking in other directions.
A RAT pack buddy saw the XR's practicing at Daytona, and said the same thing. Also said the XR's sounded like farm tractors with holes in the mufflers. He found them quite funny compared to "real" performance bikes.

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totalmotorcycle wrote:
jstark47 wrote:
totalmotorcycle wrote:Can we not see a Harley-Davidson XR using Buell technology and comfort?
Rotax Helicon in an XR? :humm: Could that even work? (Asking about engineering, not whether "the Harley faithful" would buy it, 'cause they wouldn't.)
I couldn't see why a Buell engine in the XR1200X wouldn't work, they are H-D Sportster engines after all... maybe with some modifications you'll get it to fit (unless the engine mounts are the same)...
The Rotax Helicon engine used in the 1125 R and CR models isn't the same as in the Sportster .
Right, made by Rotax, not by Harley. Completely different than the Harley engines used in the Buell XB's. Used in the Buell 1125's (and all the EBR 1125's & 1190's). Block's likely small enough to fit in an XR frame (just judging by eye), but need to fit a radiator too.
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Unread post by sunshine229 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:16 pm

I understand the first few comments about the unbalanced back end, but hey, who doesn't like a big booty?!?!?

I had to vote cool because it's nowhere near uncool, but I would have preferred to vote "neutral".

It's a great looking bike for anyone who isn't a fan of typical Harley bikes (myself included). I would not buy it, there are far too many other bikes out there that I love, but it's still cool to me.

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Unread post by SlingVTR » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:16 pm

Now..this is cool, its so cool I have a hard on.....Hardly Worthitson have a look and get yer perve on.............
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Re: 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X - COOL WALL VOTE: In progre

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:22 am

This is going to be really close on the final Cool Wall vote. I never would have guessed how controversal the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X is based on the scattered votes for everything from Awesome to Fail!

Keep voting and discussing, this is going to be close.

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