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Old 03-04-2010, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default Vance & Hines XR1200 Series added to AMA schedule


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Old 03-05-2010, 05:47 AM   #2
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Hope it turns out as good as the old 883 class was.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:22 AM   #3
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Well that's cool I like the XR1200's, it'd be fun to watch them race.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:58 AM   #4
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I think it'd be fun watchin'. Hopefully it turns out that way.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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Dig it, like watching hopped-up Hudson Hornets battle it out. Wonder if you can slide one without it getting all high-sidey on you? That would hurt.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:21 PM   #6
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I think a geezer glide class would still be the best.

It would have to be run at the end so the broken fiberglass wouldn't cut the tires of the race bikes.
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Old 03-06-2010, 04:41 AM   #7
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Let's hope that racing improves the breed. Isn't that one of the raison d'etre for racing? [Yup I don't know French from my armpit, but that expresses it best] I'll admit to some interest. I've gone so far as to sit on one. 560 lbs and what $12K? Other than maintenance schedule how does that even come close to a Monster, which is similiarly priced.

I'd like to see some nice suspension bit come out of this, but then again I'd like to see some better luggage be developed as well for traveling to these races.

Are you listening Hepco and Becker?
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:16 AM   #8
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Isn't that one of the raison d'etre for racing?
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I'd like to see some nice suspension bit come out of this, but then again I'd like to see some better luggage be developed as well for traveling to these races.
I looked into suspension stuff as well. H-D does offer upgraded suspension for the XR1200, but it'll cost ya. It really p!sses me off that they spec'd a suspension that you have to remove the cans to adjust. What the... ?! If I were to ever buy one (which I probably won't), I'd have to get the upgraded suspension -- totally adjustable without requiring removal of the cans.
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2 other things bothered me as well. The air filter is exposed! I ride in a lot of crappy weather so that "feature" bewilders me. The other thing off the top of my head is electrical components placed directly in line with the crap, remember the bad weather thing, that flys off the front tire. Easy enough to remedy I suppose, but it makes me wonder what they were thinking.
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