2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X announced

Previously export-only model coming to US

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 03, 2010
Harley-Davidson is bringing an upgraded version of the XR1200 to the United States as a 2011 model.

Like the XR1200 upon which it is based, the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200X was previously released in other markets as a 2010 model. The XR1200X was even being included in the Motor Companys debut product lineup in India in January.

The XR1200X receives upgraded fully-adjustable Show front and rear suspension. The Show Big Piston Front fork is said to be lighter than regular cartridge-type forks because it eliminates many internal components. According to Harley-Davidson, the BPFs large-diameter internal piston allows a reduction in damping pressure. Rebound and compression damping can be tweaked with adjuster screws placed on top of the fork bolts while spring pre-load can be adjusted with a M5 hex screw at the axle houlders.

Previously released in Europe as a 2010 model, the XR1200X will arrive in the U.S. as a 2011 model.

The rear Showa shocks use 36mm pistons with piggy-back nitrogen charged reservoirs. Compression damping, rebound and pre-load are all adjustable.

Front brakes have been upgraded to Nissin dual brakes with 292mm full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers.

Aesthetically, the XR1200X has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust with orange pinstriping on the rims of the otherwise black wheels. The wheels are wrapped in Dunlop Qualifer D209 tires designed specifically for the XR models.

The XR1200X is powered by a 1200cc XL Evolution V-Twin engine and claims 90hp at 7,000 rpm and74 ft-lb. at 3,700 rpm.

The XR1200X will be available in Black Denim or White Hot Denim. Harley-Davidson is pricing it at $11,799, a $1,000 premium on the XR1200. Check back soon for a review.

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