Harley-Davidson XR1200R (2008 - present)

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XR Ade
Reviewed: 01 November 2013

Surprisingly good to ride, even around the twisties. Not your typical Harley!

Comfortable, enough power, good handling and brakes, suspension works especially on the later X model. Looks good too.
Easy to clean. Reasonably economical to run and easy to maintain at home.
Now a discontinued model. Too heavy. Usual Harley parts costs.
If you want a naked bike that's got loads of character, easy to ride and a bit different, it's worth considering.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

XR Ade would recommend this product
FanniSPerez
Reviewed: 24 July 2012

Harley Davidson is a head turner.

1.Bike's Torque is beautiful!
2.This bike has got top tires that gives you the extra safety and allows you to go a little bit faster everywhere.
3.5-speed gearbox is easy to use
They are classic and legendary bikes and has amazing style.
Harley bikes are always expensive.
Harley-Davidson XR1200 is an awesome piece of work. But if cost is the issue Used or salvage bikes are the best option for you. Online auctions is best place to buy harley motorcycles for sale.
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

FanniSPerez would recommend this product
The Bike Guru
Reviewed: 03 July 2012

It's a proper motor bike, in your face, unforgivable stuff. That's what I call a bike!

Quality & Finish. 100 years of history. Fabulous Dealerships.
The 1200C is a great bike. Rock Solid Engineering, somewhat crude but works really well. The new 'fat' front wheel brings the bike into balance, so much better looking than the pre-2011 models. Brakes are OK, Gearbox is strong. Final Drive belt is a pleasure to live with. Handling needs some tweaking if you want to scratch around the bends :-). Everyone thinks this bike is pretty. A bike to 'cruise' with. Drive all day at 70 mph (110kms) @ 3000 rpm. You can count the beats.
Rear Shock absorbers were terrible. (Exchanged for upgraded units).
Awkward when running in.....(but understandable given the configuration of the big V twin)
Expensive Extra's. (but good quality).
Service Costs if you are not 'mechanically' minded.
I'm that generation that started on Francis Barnet's & Triumph (60's-70's). The Harley brings back all the childhood fun of a real bike. As said, in your face, or in your pants. It 'feels' great. Lots of feedback, proper bike stuff. Great looks too. I took my time to buy one (30 years plus), but now, I'm totally happy with it for sunny days & fun. Of course, for the more serious commuter, this is NOT the right bike. For that, go to the Jap market or similar.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
4.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
5.0

The Bike Guru would recommend this product
Schuey
Reviewed: 05 March 2011

I've now had my XR for seven months covered 10,000 miles, and I must say I love this bike

I use my bike everyday as it is my only transport no matter what the weather, on motorways 'A' & 'B' roads and I must honestly say it copes with everything, I had the stage one completed and some 'Asbo' slip-ons put on and it has transformed the bike. It's not a rocket machine, but thats not what I want, but it holds it's own against most bikes.
I've had a few small niggles with the bike, like the rear reflector falling off and the rear indicator lenses, but the dealer where I got her from is very good and has rectified the problems with no hassle.
I have owned a lot of my bikes over the years, all used as a workhorse, more than anything else with a little pleasure thrown in like touring Europe with my mates, and I would say it's up there with the best of them. I would say it's like riding my 955i Speed Triple, but not so manic.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
4.0

Schuey would recommend this product
jonty2
Reviewed: 26 January 2011

This is my first Harley and I love it.

This bike goes stops and handles far better than I expected.Don`t get me wrong its no Jap bike,but if your looking for something different with a more relaxed sitting position ,give it a go. Don`t prejudge like me ! GO and have a test drive.In the end it came down to price £6000 otr, bargain ,the only thing i`ve changed is a adrenalin can £300 , top quality and sounds great.
Only what you expect from a naked bike,a bit on the heavy side and the pillions not that great
One of the main reasons why I bought Harley was my local Dealer,I`ve never been given a test ride with so little hassle.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
3.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
4.0
Build Quality:
3.0

jonty2 would recommend this product
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