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2005 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster
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– 2005 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster

XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster
The XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster offers a harder-edged, performance-oriented interpretation of the Sportster legacy. Its high-performance XL Evolution 1200 engine delivers 70 hp and 79 ft. lbs. of torque for responsive performance across the powerband. Wide, polished handlebars give the rider great leverage in turns, and dual front disc brakes and tachometer are standard. The 3.3-gallon fuel tank features a classic Sportster graphic and a two-tone paint scheme.

XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster features:

Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine
Silver powder-coated engine and covers with black powder-coated cylinders and heads
High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads
High-performance cams
New 1-inch diameter rear axle and stiffer swingarm
Triple-disc brakes
Mid-mount foot controls
13-spoke aluminum wheels
Wide polished handlebars
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank

Length 90.1 in.

Seat Height

Laden(1) 28.1 in.

Unladen N/A

Ground Clearance 5.6 in.

Rake Steering Head/Trail 29.6º / 4.6 in.

Wheelbase 60.0 in.

Fuel Capacity(2) 3.3 gals.

Oil Capacity 3.6 qts.


Dry Weight 557.0 lbs.

Running Order N/A

Engine(3) Evolution®

Displacement 73.20 in.³

Bore x Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.81 in.

Engine Torque(4)(5) 79.0 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm

Fuel System(6) Carburetor

Compression Ratio 9.7:1

Miles per Gallon(7)

Carb. 52 hwy / 45 city


Primary Drive Chain

Gear Ratio (overall)

1st 9.454

2nd 6.500

3rd 5.040

4th 4.152

5th 3.517


Front Silver 13 spoke cast aluminum alloy

Rear Silver 13 spoke cast aluminum alloy

Tire Size

Front 100/90-19 57H

Rear 150/80B16 71H

Electronics Optional security system

Instruments Electronic speedometer; odometer; resettable tripmeter; diagnostic readout

Indicator Lamps Oil pressure; engine diagnostics

Brakes (diameter x width)

Front 11.5 in. x 0.20 in.

Rear 11.5 in. x 0.23 in.

Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168) 32º / 32º

Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals

Vivid black, brilliant silver pearl, black cherry pearl, black pearl, chopper blue pearl, racing orange, lava red sunglo, yellow pearl

Silver powder-coated engine and covers with black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads; triple-disc brakes; tachometer; high compression, high flow cylinder heads; performance cams; wide polished handlebar; chrome headlight visor


Vivid black $8,495

Pearl or Sunglo $8,715

Two-tone N/A

Anodized N/A

Wheel option $320 (laced)

H-D® factory security system $275


California emissions

Carb. $120


Freight (applies to the 48 contiguous states and Alaska only) $195

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