The appeal in Harley-Davidson’s XR1200 is immediate; a straight connection to the heart of every motorcycling enthusiast. The newest addition to the line, the XR1200X Sportster, builds on that appeal with a sportier character. Showa pitches in their fully-adjustable Big Piston Front Forks (BPF), and Nissin provides the new brakes – fully floating, four-piston ones, no less. Tyres, developed exclusively for the 1200X, are from Dunlop and a high-mounted straight-shot exhaust will guarantee the footpegs won’t have any sort of lasting peace whatsoever. Motive force is provided by a typically Harley-Davidson V-Twin unit- the Evolution motor - with 1200ccs of displacement. On sale in the USA now. Go show ‘em Japs that American iron can handle too!