2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster

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 2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster
2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster

– 2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster

2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster

XL 1200R Sportster® 1200 Roadster Model Overview
The 1200R Sportster® Roadster embodies the radical transformation of the Sportster family for 2004 – A completely new motorcycle and redesigned powertrain that exude, stronger than ever, the very essence of the Sportster family when it was launched in 1957 and throughout it’s almost 50 year history. The look, sound, and feel of the 1200R herald the day when Sportster began its middleweight custom domination. And the powerful 1200 Evolution engine, dual front disc brakes, tachometer and increased redline prove that this Roadster is as fun to ride as it is to look at.

Key XL Sportster® 1200 Roadster Characteristics

Rubber-mounted 1200cc Evolution® Engine
High compression, high flow cylinder heads
High performance cams
Silver powder-coated engine with black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads and silver powder-coated covers
Triple-disc brakes
Wide polished handlebar
Chrome headlight visor
The fuel tank on the 1200R has been completely redesigned in 2004, while still maintaining the classic “Sportster” look.
The 1200R also receives brand new graphics in 2004.
The combustion chambers and ports are a high flow design, resulting in an increase in potential air flow both into and out of the cylinder.
Redline on the 1200R is 6000RPM, an increase of over 15%*.
The 1200 powertrain uses high performance cams, which helps to increase torque over 16%*.
A compression ratio of 9.7:1 and the new 6000 rpm on the 1200 Evolution engine round out the performance features of the 1200 powertrain. With these changes, 91 octane or higher fuel is required for the 1200 Evolution engines.
* Compared to 2003 base domestic 1200 engine

Color Options

Vivid Black
Brilliant Silver
Luxury Teal
Smokey Gold
Real Red
Impact Blue
Racing Orange
Lava Red Sunglo



2004 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster – Specifications
MSRP: Please see dealer for pricing

Length 90.1 in. (2288.5 mm)
Seat Height2 28.1 in. (713.7 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 29.9 in. (759.5 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rake 29.6 degrees
Trail 4.6 in. (116.8 mm)
Wheelbase 60.0 in. (1524.0 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series
Front – D401F 100/90-19 57H
Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 0.8 gal. reserve) 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.8 gal. (3.0 L)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Dry Weight 557 lbs. (253 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order 577 lbs. (262 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1001 lbs. (454 kg)

Engine Air-cooled Evolution®
Bore x Stroke 3.50 x 3.81 in. (88.85 x 96.82 mm)
Displacement 73.2 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System Carburetion

Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio ALL
Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio (68/30 ratio)
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Overall Ratio:
1st 9.454 9.139 9.004
2nd 6.500 6.283 6.190
3rd 5.040 4.872 4.800
4th 4.152 4.014 3.965
5th 3.517 3.400 3.400

Frame Mild steel, tubular frame,
circular sections, cast junctions
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil over, dual adjustable preload
Wheels 19 in. front,
16 in. rear,
(both) 13-spoke silver cast
Caliper Type Dual piston front and single piston rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width):
Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front (DUAL) 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rear wheel 4.1 in. (104.1 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAE J607)3:
North America 79 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (107.0 NM @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
Right 32 degrees
Left 32 degrees

Battery Sealed 12-volt, maintenance-free, 12 amp-hour,
200 cca (per Battery Council International rating)
Charging Single phase, 22-amp system
(259 watts @ 13v, 2,000 rpm, 283 watts max power @ 13v)
Starting Electric start
Lights: (As per country regulation)
Headlamp Quartz halogen 55-watt low beam,
60-watt high beam
Tail/stop lights 8w/28w (5w/21w)
Turn signal lights (self-canceling) 28w (21w)
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, oil, turn signals,
engine diagnostics, security system (optional)4

Engine Trim Silver powder-coated
w/ black and silver treatment
Exhaust System Chrome staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Lever Midmount controls
Handlebars Wide, dirt-track inspired, stainless steel
Seat Two-up
Instruments Speedometer w/ odometer,
resettable tripmeter,
diagnostic readout, tachometer

Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Luxury Teal Pearl, Smokey
Gold Pearl, Real Red Pearl, Impact Blue Pearl, Lava Red
Sunglo, Racing Orange

Warranty6 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 Km);
every 5,000 miles (8,000 Km) thereafter.
– Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500
mile (4,000 Km) intervals –


1Harley-Davidson reserves the right to discontinue models or change
specifications at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle
specifications may vary from country to country depending on local
laws, and some models are not available in certain countries.
2Measurement reflects 180 lb/81.7 kg operator weight.
3Values are nominal. Performance varies by country.
4North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North
America the security system includes immobilizer & siren.
5Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change
without notice.
6See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

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