The XR1200X is Harley-Davidson® Sportster performance honed to its finest edge. Equipped with fully-adjustable Showa® front and rear suspension components, the 2011 XR1200X can be dialed in to match rider weight, riding style and road conditions. The XR1200X combines this premium suspension with enhanced front brakes and the responsive punch of a high-compression, 1200cc Evolution® V-Twin engine in a dynamic, street-performance motorcycle.
With a tank and tail section designed to evoke the legendary Harley-Davidson XR750 – the king of the gritty American flat-track scene – the XR1200X puts its mechanical character on display. Wide flat-track bars and rear set foot pegs position an assertive rider for active control. The XR1200X has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe.
Harley-Davidson® Factory Security System
Parts total $1,294
Labor total $285
Total added value $1,579
Extended Service Plans Available on 15-calendar-year-old and newer motorcycles with fewer than 60K miles.
FEATURES WHEN NEW
The agile XR1200X motorcycle is draped in a satin black finish for a menacing look. From the black powder-coated engine and straight-shot, high-performance exhaust to the upside-down forks, and the black cast aluminum wheels with orange rim highlight that jet the bike into a whole new era of race-inspired motorcycles—the XR1200X embraces the dark side while paying homage to the old school flat tracker that inspired its style and ease of handling.
XR 750-INSPIRED FUEL TANK
The fuel tank on the XR1200X model is integrated with the air intake underneath the XR 750-inspired fuel tank cover. Throwback graphics echo the bike’s flat tracker heritage and hundreds of championships won while giving the XR1200X a truly unique style for the road.
EVOLUTION® ENGINE HERITAGE
The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.
Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.
EVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION
Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 1200cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the twisty back roads.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Feast your eyes on the 1200cc Evolution® engine and there’s no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won’t find from any other motorcycle company. Blacked-out cylinder heads, cylinders and rocker covers complete the dark look, while the machined cooling fin tips provide a slight raw metal accent. And the ‘Sportster’ stamped into the engine case—like they used to do—is another reminder of the rich heritage of the bike.
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 1200c Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what’s right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It’s just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.
H-D® SMART SECURITY SYSTEM
The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It’s this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.
WIDE LOW-RISE HANDLEBAR
The race-inspired wide, low-rise handlebar on the XR1200X model is black, fat and menacing like the rest of the bike. Despite its progressive styling, the handlebar was designed with performance top of mind. Optimal leverage with the steering geometry to provide superb control and a natural, fun riding position. Let your hands fall on the grips and take off on the journey of a lifetime.
ADJUSTABLE SHOWA® SUSPENSION
Front and rear fully adjustable Showa® suspension allows you to set compression and rebound dampening, along with spring pre-load based on your weight and riding preference. The 43mm inverted, big piston front forks is the latest in performance bike technology and helps you swallow corners and whatever the road dishes out with ease and great agility.
DUAL DISC FRONT BRAKES
High performance, sleek design—the dual disc brakes feature 4-piston fixed calipers out front, grabbing on floating rotors for superior stopping power. Keeping your mind clear and soaking up the freedom of the open road means not fretting about your ride. Especially when it comes to stopping.
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There’s a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it’s all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let’s face it, we didn’t get to where we are by being like everyone else.
SEAT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.
HIGHLIGHTS WHEN NEW
FEATURES WHEN NEW
Showa Big Piston Front fork (BPF) eliminates many of the internal components used in a cartridge-type fork, resulting in lighter overall fork weight. The large-diameter of the BPF internal piston allows a reduction in damping pressure for outstanding feedback and smooth action. Rebound and compression damping may be fine tuned with adjuster screws located on top of the fork bolts. The spring pre-load is adjusted with a M5 hex screw on the axle holders.
Showa rear shocks feature 36mm pistons with piggy-back nitrogen charged reservoirs. The compression damping may be adjusted with a knob on top of the reservoir. Rebound is adjusted with a thumb wheel on the lower clevis. Rear spring pre-load is also adjustable.
Nissin® dual front brakes feature 292mm full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers.
Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200 cc V-Twin engine with black powdercoat finish features downdraft Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), high-performance camshafts, precision oil-cooled cylinder heads and a large-capacity oil cooler. Compression ratio is 10:1. The engine is rated at 74 ft. lbs. peak torque @ 4000 rpm (per SAE J1349).
Chassis features a high-performance designed tubular mild steel frame. The rigid, cast-aluminum swingarm is engineered to enhance handling.
Dunlop® Qualifier D209 tires were designed specifically for the XR1200X.
Three-spoke lightweight cast-aluminum wheels, 18-inch front / 17-inch rear, are finished in gloss black with an orange pinstripe on the rim.
Wide, black dirt-track handlebar for enhanced steering leverage and comfort.
Rear set foot pegs for additional cornering clearance.
Compact instrument display with white-faced analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter and clock.
3.5-gallon fuel tank with aircraft-style aluminum alloy fuel filler.
29.2-inch seat height with standard passenger pillion and foot pegs.
Optional Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System.Included
SPECIFICATIONS WHEN NEW
Engine1 Air-cooled, Evolution® with oil cooled heads
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.812 in. (88.9 mm x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System2 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
– 1st 10.782
– 2nd 7.702
– 3rd 5.728
– 4th 4.748
– 5th 4.071
Frame Mild steel tubular frame, circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Aluminum Cast
Front Forks 43 mm Inverted Showa®
Rear Shocks Fully-adjustable
Wheels: Black, 3-spoke Cast Aluminum
– Front 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)
– Rear 17 in. x 5.5 in. (432 mm x 140 mm)
– Caliper Type Dual 4-Piston, fixed front, single-piston floating rear
– Rotor Type Patented, uniform expansion rotors
(diameter x width):
– Front (dual) 11.5 in. x 0.2 in. (292 mm x 5 mm)
– Rear 10.24 in. x 0.28 in. (260 mm x 7 mm)
– Front Wheel 4.92 in. (125 mm)
– Rear Wheel 3.5 in. (89 mm)
Engine Torque (per SAE J1349):
– North America 73.91 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm (100 Nm @ 4000 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
– Right 39°
– Left 40°
(EPA urban/highway test)
38/53 mpg (6.19/4.44 L/100 km)
Battery (per Battery Council
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V,
12-amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system
(357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift
starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
– Tail/Stop Lights
– Turn Signal Lights
– Indicator Lamps
55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
28W (21W) self-canceling
High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
low fuel warnings, low battery,
security system3 (optional)
Length 87.6 in. (2225 mm)
Overall Width 36.6 in. (930 mm)
Overall Height 45.7 in. (1161 mm)
29.2 in. (742 mm)
31.3 in. (795 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.9 in. (150 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29°
Fork Angle 27.5°
Trail 5.2 in. (132 mm)
Wheelbase 60 in. (1524 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Qualifier front and rear):
– Front – D209
– Rear – D209
Fuel Capacity 3.5 gal. (13.2 L)
(warning light at approximately 0.8 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qts. (2.6 L)
Transmission Capacity 1 qts.
– As Shipped
– In Running Order
– Gross Vehicle Weight
– Gross Axle Weight
551 lbs. (249.9 kg)
573 lbs. (259.9 kg)
1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
340 lbs. (154.2 kg)
660 lbs. (299.4 kg)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country and region.
3. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
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