2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Motorcycle

A street-smart Harley-Davidson performer built to push limits, with menacing blacked out looks, adjustable suspension and pinpoint braking.

Wrapped around a high-torque, 1200 cc Evolution® engine, Michelin® Scorcher® tires, and fully-adjustable, high-performance Showa® suspension, the XR1200X™ is a meticulously honed machine with premium handling and a commanding riding position that leaves the rider with a feeling that can only be described as “aggressive fun.” harley-davidson, harley davidson, harley-davidson motorcycles, harley-davidson motorcycle, 2012 harley-davidson, 2012 harley-davidson xr1200x, harley-davidson xr1200x

Bold, racing heritage, perfectly tuned for road performance, the XR1200X™ stands out like no other Harley® model to date.

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 rearset footpegs 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.

Key Features:

Authentic Styling

Blacked Out Look
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.

Iconic Engine

Evolution Enginge 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.

Intuitive Controls
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 (optional)
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.

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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.

Dunlop® Qualifier Tires
Treads tough and sticky enough for the track, Dunlop® Qualifier tires are constructed of race-quality belts and blends that offer a hugging grip and quick, precise performance you want on the road. Front tire profile allows for quick, clean turns and lighter steering.

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.


General information
Model: Harley-Davidson XR1200X
Year: 2012
Category: Custom / cruiser
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 11799. Euro 11990. UK £ 9599. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
Displacement: 1201.25 ccm (73.30 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2, four-stroke
Engine details: Air-cooled, Evolution®
Torque: 100.22 Nm (10.2 kgf-m or 73.9 ft.lbs) @ 4000 RPM
Compression: 10.0:1
Bore x stroke: 88.9 x 96.8 mm (3.5 x 3.8 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Lubrication system: Dry-sump
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Clutch: Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Driveline: Primary drive chain, 57/38 ratio. Final Drive Belt, 68/28 ratio
Fuel consumption: 5.35 litres/100 km (18.7 km/l or 43.97 mpg)
Greenhouse gases: 124.1 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)
Exhaust system: Black, upswept, straight-shot high-performance exhaust with dual mufflers
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type: Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Rake (fork angle): 28.9°
Trail: 132 mm (5.2 inches)
Front suspension: 39 mm
Front suspension travel: 92 mm (3.6 inches)
Rear suspension: Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions, MIG welded swing-arm. Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable shocks.
Rear suspension travel: 41 mm (1.6 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-ZR18
Rear tyre dimensions: 180/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Single disc. Dual-piston
Front brakes diameter: 292 mm (11.5 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc. Single-piston
Rear brakes diameter: 260 mm (10.2 inches)
Wheels: Black, 3-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight: 249.9 kg (551.0 pounds)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 259.9 kg (573.0 pounds)
Seat height: 742 mm (29.2 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 2,225 mm (87.6 inches)
Ground clearance: 150 mm (5.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,524 mm (60.0 inches)
Fuel capacity: 13.25 litres (3.50 gallons)
Oil capacity: 2.60 litres (0.17 quarts)
Other specifications
Starter: Electric
Instruments: Uniquely-styled, handlebar-mounted, compact digital speedometer and large, analog tachometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout
Electrical: Sealed lead acid battery, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca.
Factory warranty: 24 months, unlimited mileage.
Color options: Black Denim, White Hot Denim


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