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Chris
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Too good for America?

Postby Chris » Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:06 am

I saw a one page write-up about this European-only Sportster prototype and thought I'd share it with ya'll. At a glance, I'd say the dimensions look familiar but it's missing a couple of cylinders. The article that I read states that if consumer feedback is good, H-D might sell the XR1200, in Europe only.

http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/2006_Campaigns/XR1200_minisite/XR1200.jsp?locale=en_GB&bmLocale=en_GB

What do you think?
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Postby nickjtc » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:25 pm

It's nice for a HD....but "seen one, seen them all!!" Cynical, aren't I?
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Postby Chris » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:14 am

:lol: I think it looks like an early Nighthawk with a V-twin.
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Postby Vatch » Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:42 pm

Oooo, Vatchy likey. If I could find an old XR750 that wasn't beat to crap from racing I'd buy it (in theory). The simple lines of a flat track bike are nice. I've seem some Yamaha XS650's done up as flat trackers. Very cool.

As for the "designed for Europeon roads" bit :evil: Apparently all the roads in North America are long, wide, flat, and straight. This is not the first cool bike not available to the US market.
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Postby grimz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:39 pm

meh, its a hog.


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