Harley-Davidson XL1200 R Sportster review
The evolution of the Harley Davidson hot rod continues, as most Sportster models roll into the new year on retuned suspension. Responsive handling, the flat torque delivery and distinctive sound of an American V-Twin engine, and classic styling cues make Harley-Davidson XL1200 R Sportster a motorcycle that just keeps getting better. When it debuted in 1957, the original Sportster projected a tough and rebellious attitude that was born on the gritty dirt tracks and drag strips of that era. That spirit lingers in every new Sportster model, from the retro-bobber Nightster to the glittering chrome of the long 1200 Custom. Sportster models are powered by the Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection XL-Evolution V-Twin powertrain, rubber-mounted in the frame to reduce vibration and tuned to deliver a flat torque curve for responsive performance.
New Rear Wheel on Custom models: The 883 Custom and 1200 Custom models receive new rear wheels that weigh four pounds less while maintaining stiffness and durability. The lighter wheel improves ride quality by reducing unsprung weight. The 1200 Custom has a new chrome cast aluminum slotted disc rear wheel, while the 883 Custom rear is a Silver cast aluminum solid disc. Ready to wheel its way through the alleyways and backstreets, the Nightster takes the XL Sportster legend in a dark direction with dead-on, rat-rod styling. Black finishes cover wheel rims and hubs, forks and handlebar, hand and foot controls. The new smaller front and rear fenders show more of the black laced steel wheels. The soulful XL1200 Evolution engine growls through a Chrome Slash-Cut Staggered exhaust. More specs and user manual of XL1200R Sportster you can see in next overview.
Harley-Davidson XL1200 R Sportster specifications
Model: Harley-Davidson XL 1200R
Category: Custom / cruiser
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1202cc (73.35 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2
Torque: 93 Nm @ 3300 RPM
Bore x stroke: 88.8 x 96.8 mm (3.5 x 3.8 inches)
Fuel system: Carburettor
Cooling system: Air
final drive: Belt
Clutch: Multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath.
Dry weight: 251 kg (553.4 pounds)
Seat height: 714 mm.
Overall length: 2245 mm (88.4 inches)
Ground clearance: 141mm
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: DIMENSIONS
Front tyre dimensions: 100/90-19
Rear tyre dimensions: 150/80-16
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 292mm
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 292mm
Exhaust system: Staggered shorty duals
Speed and acceleration
Fuel capacity: 12.90 litres