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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Yea I seen it in the black and is actually nice


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I love everything about it, esp the colors. I am not fond of the exhaust. Think HD would ever do an under seat exhaust?
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I like that too. A lot

That looks like it could hella fun to ride

another one in black. I would romp the bejesus out of this bike


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nice bike.. not a fan of those rims.. it would also be better with the buell style front brake.

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Not a fan of the Sportster, nor HD for that matter, but damn, that looks great! Shotgun pipes are badass and the engine looks killer. What's the deal with the headlight though, is it just recessed?

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Very tiny headlight so it gives no profile.

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Inverted fork, 17" wheels, sportbike brakes, flat track style tail section.... and a 45hp old german technology tractor engine.

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Man, that looks like crap!

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and a 45hp old german technology tractor engine.
You and your german tractors




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It looks like a cheap Yamaha clone of a HD.

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Nice looking streetfighter rip off powered by junk.
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^^ wtf?

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Inverted fork, 17" wheels, sportbike brakes, flat track style tail section.... and a 45hp old german technology tractor engine.
Wrong again asshole

The engine has been heavily modified on this prototype and is reported to be in the 80hp range

And I don't even have to say I love the damn thing...THAT'S what a motor-sickle's supposed to looke like

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^^ wtf?
Please elaborate on this comment

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Wrong again asshole

The engine has been heavily modified on this prototype and is reported to be in the 80hp range

And I don't even have to say I love the damn thing...THAT'S what a motor-sickle's supposed to looke like
Why don't they put the Buell motor in the god damned thing? That would be the way to go. 100 HP sporty. I'd rock that bitch! Even if it is an old tractor motor.

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Sorry, 85-90hp

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Prototype Sportster XR 1200
10/10/2006
By Ken Hutchison and Kevin Duke

Harley-Davidson chose the Intermot Motorcycle Show in Germany to reveal its prototype Sportster XR1200. Inspired by the infamous XR750 Harley dirt trackers, it features a host of high-tech components meant to increase the performance envelope beyond that of a standard Sportster.

At this point, Harley is saying the prototype is being put out there to gauge reaction to the XR, but the amount of R&D put into the prototype and the fact that it meets current emissions regulations indicates that it's a sure bet to reach production. It's not often a prototype has passenger pegs, reflectors and peg feelers.

Rumor has it that some big-name American dirt-trackers have taken part in early development, so this is likely much more than a styling excercise.

"My team and I have done extensive on-track ride and handling performance development, including working closely with our European product planning colleagues and Adrien Morillas, the French former GP and endurance racer," said Matt Weber, ride and handling specialist for the XR 1200 Prototype project.

"As a result, the bike really works – and it's extremely easy and fun to ride fast. I have ridden, raced and benchmarked sports bikes most of my motorcycling life. This XR1200 Prototype compares extremely favourably. It's pretty cool that it looks like a flat tracker, but for me the great handling is the most important thing."

At the heart of this slick-looking Sporty is a version of its trusty air-cooled 1200cc V-Twin. But what's interesting is that Harley has developed what it calls an electronically controlled active air intake system, which might be a version of the variable-length intake trumpets on the recently announced 2007 Yamaha R1. This and other mods to the downdraft fuel-injected mill are claimed to result in an impressive 85-90 horsepower.

Up front, the XR1200 uses a 43mm inverted Showa front fork with dual disc brakes and 4-piston Nissin calipers. Cast-aluminum wheels are wrapped in Dunlop sport rubber, with an 18-inch 120/70-18 up front to mimic the dirt-track style. The rear is more traditional 180/55-17, carried by an all-new aluminum swingarm.

The chrome exhaust is a trick 2-into-2 high-mount right-side exit with large mufflers. Ground clearance looks generous.

The XR1200 prototype is being billed as a way for Harley-Davidson to work its way into the hearts of the European motorcycle enthusiast. That's right. Our very own motorcycle company comes up with one of the most bad-ass looking Sporty's ever created and offer it up our neighbors across the pond first. You know the Euro-magazines will never let us live this one down.

"As Harley-Davidson seeks to further grow its presence and sales in Europe, Iintermot and subsequent major European events will be used to carefully evaluate media and public reaction to the XR 1200 prototype," said John Russell, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Europe. "If the prototype is well received, we hope to bring the XR 1200 to Europe in 2007."

Our guess is it will be well received, and the chances of it causing a ruckus in the States are high. If there's enough demand over here, the production version of the XR1200 is a safe bet to also be sold on our shores. It would be a shame if this righteous looking ride didn't make it into production.

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Impressive, 85 to 90 ponies stock is good power. An open exhaust, tweaked injection, a tweak here and there and 100hp is not out of the picture. I'd rock it.

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Joking. He said it looked like something Yamaha cheaply did. And everyone know's Yamaha is the best!

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I stand corrected. A cheap HD clone of a good Yamaha.

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I stand corrected. A cheap HD clone of a good Yamaha.

Ahhh but no Yammi's got the character or balls of a 100hp Sporty street tracker

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Say hello to a "new" Sportster variant.

They'll put it into production.
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Mert Lawwill's bike is kick ass too

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i can't imagine a cafe racer with a harley v-twin, i think rysjimmy has the right idea of the 2stroke, blue smoke, blowin' cafe racer powered by one hell of a chainsaw,
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I'd take it if someone gave it to me. Wouldn't pay the a$$loads of money for it though. That'd buy a bunch of SV's
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I been doing Google searches and cant find the design theft of tractor motors by Harley Davidson, but on the other hand, the Germans do build some of the best motors on the plant so even their tractor motors have to be better than a jap SV motor.




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