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Old 18th December 2011
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Attended the Seattle motorcycle show today. As usual H-D had a thorough display, including a test stand where a 103" Fatboy was setup for people to give it a run through. What was strangely missing in the lineup, was they had no XR1200 on display. That begs the question if once again America has rejected a "sporting" H-D, and sales are slumping?

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Yeah, kind of strange. Considering the rise in popularity of European Street-Fighter bikes like the Ducati Monsters, HD should be putting a lot of R&D into updating/expanding the XR line...me thinks anyway.
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They didn't have one at their display at the Long Beach show either, but they did have them available for test rides outside.
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You attended a Motorcycle Show and don't have any pic's? WTF!
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That begs the question if once again America has rejected a "sporting" H-D, and sales are slumping?
First off, let me clarify. I really like the XR's and I want one bad. But that being said, I would think yeah, another HD sporting bike being rejected. As much as I like the XR's, I never ever see any on the road, and I live in a motorcycle thick area. I think most people would just go to another brand if they want something "sporting". Pretty much any other brand does sporting better.
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Good point. A Duck Monster 1100 EVO is about 140 lbs. lighter, packing 100 air-cooled hp. When one wants more performance and handling, it's not much more money to get it.
Pictures of the bike show? Just look at the online brochures.
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They had XR1200X's at the NEC show in the UK last month. As you guys say, maybe it's a European thing again. I'm glad I've got one. It's a brilliant bike.
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There is a thread with pics.
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I was just at Wild Horse H-D in Bend, Oregon. A very well stocked line of bikes - but not one XR1200.
Does anyone happen to have 2011 XR1200 sales numbers for the U.S.?
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