A new XR for those who couldn’t get over the last one being based on a Sportster?

Andy H Harley-Davidson Leave a Comment

Many described the XR1200 as being the best Sportster that Harley ever made – certainly in terms of its engine – but it didn’t break out of its genre in the way that the Motor Company hoped. The haters – in my experience – were a generation who spent as much time banging-on about why it should have a VR motor in it as moaning about how anachronistic the venerable 4-valve OHV XL motor was in a modern format.

This just might be the answer. It certainly takes Harley into a completely new place and will give their detractors something to think about, especially if the new motor is an evolved VR motor, with decent power on tap.

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