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• 2006 Harley-Davidson XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster
In the saddle of a 1200 Roadster, any stretch of pavement is definitely the place to be. It’s always been that way. Maybe it’s the wrinkle black, 6,000-rpm redline Evolution® powertrain with high-compression, high-flow heads and performance cams that make it so. Or maybe it’s the famed XL frame that makes each and every corner feel like bliss. Whichever it is, we dressed the …
… 1200 Roadster up for any asphalt-eating occasion. Triple-disc brakes. Wide polished bar. Big side-by-side speedo and tach. Chrome headlight visor. Two-up seat. Staggered dual pipes. So what are you waiting for? Get in the saddle and start enjoying all of those places-to-be out there.
XL 1200R Sportster® 1200 Roadster Model Overview
The muscular profile of the XL Sportster 1200 Roadster make it clear this is the Sportster for performance. Dual front disc brakes and a high-mount tachometer are standard. The high-performance XL Evolution 1200 engine puts out 70 hp and 79 ft. lbs. of torque. Wide, polished handlebars, a 3.3-gallon fuel tank and 13-spoke cast aluminum wheels are classic Sportster style. Laced steel wheels are an option. A new sidestand reduces the effort required to lift the bike off the stand by 40 percent. Offered in eight solid and SunGlo color choices for 2006, with a new tank graphic on select colors and new wrinkle-black engine and covers.
XL 1200R Sportster 1200 Roadster features:
Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine
New Black powder-coated engine and wrinkle-black covers
New smoother, quieter transmission
New lighter clutch effort
New sidestand design
High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads
Mid-mount foot controls
13-spoke aluminum wheels
Wide polished handlebars
Classic 3.3-gallon fuel tank
2006 XL 1200R SPORTSTER® 1200 ROADSTER SPECIFICATIONS1
Length 90.1 in. (2288.5 mm)
Laden2 28.1 in. (713.7 mm)
Unladen 29.9 in. (759.5 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.6 in. (141.0 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29.6°
Fork Angle 29.6°
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 Capacity3 (includes 0.8-gallon 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 1000 lbs. (454 kg)
Engine4 Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore x Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. (88.85 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement 73.20 cu. in. (1200 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System3 Carburetor
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio (68/30 ratio)
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Overall Ratio: U.S. HDI JPN
1st 9.647 9.315 9.004
2nd 6.891 6.653 6.432
3rd 5.125 4.948 4.783
4th 4.248 4.102 3.965
5th 3.643 3.517 3.400
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame,
circular sections, cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil-over, dual-adjustable preload
Wheels5 (Steel Laced option): Silver, 13-spoke cast aluminum alloy
Front 19 in. x 2.15 in. (482.6 mm x 54.61 mm)
Rear 16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front 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)
Front Wheel 5.6 in. (141.00 mm)
Rear Wheel 4.1 in. (104.10 mm)
Engine Torque (per SAE J607)6:
North America 79 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (107 NM @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
MPG (EPA urban/highway test)7 45/52 mpg (5.2/4.5L/100 km)
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour,
200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Single-phase, 22-amp system
(259W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 283W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric w/solenoid shift
starter motor engagement
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 28W (21W) self-canceling
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
security system8 (optional)
Engine Trim Black powder-coated
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Levers Mid-mount controls
Handlebars Stainless steel, wide, dirt-track-inspired
Instruments Speedometer w/odometer, dual resettable
tripmeter, diagnostic readout, tachometer
Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Black Cherry Pearl, Black Pearl,
Chopper Blue Pearl, Fire Red Pearl, Yellow Pearl, Mirage Orange Pearl
Warranty10 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every
5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter11
1 Harley-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. Some models are not available in
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Includes reserve on carburetor-equipped models.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2 (87 octane or higher for XL883 models).
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 Values shown are nominal. Performance varies by country.
7 Based on tests conducted under ideal lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures.
Your mileage will vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions,
trip length, vehicle conditions, and vehicle configuration. Break-in mileage will vary.
8 North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
10 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
11 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile
(4,000 km) intervals.