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No difference in motor between the XR and XRX
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why do you say that?

Screaming Eagle models aside Harley hasn't had a "higher" output motor available at one trim level than another on a given chassis in years.

The XR already has a higher output motor than the XL.

The XRX is only a little more expensive than the XR, but contains a good bit better suspension and some better rotors.
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Ah, it's just because they ( the MO. CO. ) always have a chance to create a higher output engine and then don't come through with one, and thats what would attract non HD performance enthusiast, lets face it, the internals of the XB motor and a better flowing intake and exhaust system would acheive the same 91 WHP as a now dead Buell XB12........I'm not talking about beating 600cc sportbikes just attracting maybe some 2V ducati or moto guzzi folks over to the brand..........wouldn't that help??????????
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I'm still torn,,,,,I dont know if I want an XR or to modify my R
......My major hold up is I cant seem to find a pipe I like for the XR.
The new D&D looks great and is priced right....Just not sure what it will take to make one work on an XL
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Ah, it's just because they ( the MO. CO. ) always have a chance to create a higher output engine and then don't come through with one, and thats what would attract non HD performance enthusiast, lets face it, the internals of the XB motor and a better flowing intake and exhaust system would acheive the same 91 WHP as a now dead Buell XB12........I'm not talking about beating 600cc sportbikes just attracting maybe some 2V ducati or moto guzzi folks over to the brand..........wouldn't that help??????????
I just spent a couple of days on a 165 hp (at the rear wheel bike) that was mild mannered and easy to ride.

That said, I don't want it.

I DO want an XRX or a Moto Guzzi or maybe a BMW.

The XR (and the XRX) have already attracted Ducati, Guzzi and BMW owners to the brand. We've seen it here on this board. People who never owned a Harley before.

No matter how much HP a motor puts out, SOMEONE is going to want more.

And a company has to make an analysis of the ROI, is it worth it to pursue more? How many more customers are they going to attract with 10 more hp? VS how much is that going to cost them R&D and making EPA standards?

The other air-cooled brands are making more hp using 4V heads and solid lifters? Is that the way Harley should go with the XR or XRX?

I personaly don't think so.

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Just a Bump for this old thread. Has anyone heard anything about our chances of getting this in the U.S. this spring?? The Blacked out style may sell better here than the Base Model. With the uprated suspension being a bonus!
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Just a Bump for this old thread. Has anyone heard anything about our chances of getting this in the U.S. this spring?? The Blacked out style may sell better here than the Base Model. With the uprated suspension being a bonus!
I'm guessing the XR-X won't be very popular here. Most of the people who like the styling of the X could care less about the suspension and brake upgrades, and most of the people who would like the suspension and brake upgrades tend to like the traditional XR1200 styling. You'd be better off getting a discounted 2009, and then getting the suspension package. If you really have to, spray paint the entire bike flat black.
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I'm guessing the XR-X won't be very popular here. Most of the people who like the styling of the X could care less about the suspension and brake upgrades, and most of the people who would like the suspension and brake upgrades tend to like the traditional XR1200 styling. You'd be better off getting a discounted 2009, and then getting the suspension package. If you really have to, spray paint the entire bike flat black.
I hope you're wrong, but fear that you're right. I hope to see the improved suspension on US models. I really liked the XR both times that I tested it, but would like the adjustability the uprated suspension offers. I also like the all-black look, in part because it makes the tank/air intake/tank cover appear better-integrated.

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Wonder what would have happened if when Harley was making that swingarm they would have made it a side - single shock with a KTM style multi-rate spring shock. This bike could have been so much more with just a few extras. Go to the Facebook XR 1200 page and one guy already put a "normal" looking XR 750 sytle seat that looks like it came on it. The Storz high pipes would look good to.
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