Harley-Davidson is betting big on the Indian market for their growth in volumes, as the premium motorcycle segment sees tremendous appreciation in our country. Recently, the American motorcycle maker unveiled its lower capacity liquid-cooled motorcycles – Harley-Davidson Street 750 and Street 500, which will be manufactured in India. Harley-Davidson has now been spotted testing the XR1200 X, which belongs to the sportier division of the brand that has been discontinued in the international markets.
The camouflaged test mule of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 X suggests that the premium motorcycle maker is considering to launch the high-end power cruiser in our country, maybe as it senses fear from Triumph’s India entry. The camouflaged motorcycle was spotted by a Team-BHPian at Palm Beach Road in Mumbai. The Harley-Davidson XR1200 X is powered by an air-cooled, 1200cc, V-Twin engine that produces a peak power of 90 BHP at 7000 RPM with a peak torque of 100 Nm at 3700 RPM, mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Unlike the regular Harley-Davidson cruisers, the XR1200 X had a sporty riding stance with distinct styling cues. The motorcycle had a forward leaning attitude with sporty upswept twin exhaust. The suspension setup at the front consists of upside down 43 mm forks and fully-adjustable shocks at the rear. No official plans of the Harley-Davidson XR1200 X have been revealed by the company. We can expect the bike maker to reveal further details at the upcoming 2014 Auto Expo in February.
Source – Team-BHP.com