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2008 Harley Davidson XL 1200L Sportster

2008 Harley Davidson XL1200L Sportster

XL 1200L Sportster® 1200 Low

The 1200 Low offers all the performance of a fuel-injected 1200cc Evolution V-Twin, with pull-back handlebars and a low 26.3 inch/668 mm seat height for comfortable ergonomics and a 4.5-gallon/17.0 litre fuel tank for increased range.

XL 1200L Sportster® 1200 Low features:

  • Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200cc engine
  • Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment
  • Chrome steel laced wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear
  • Wide handlebars on pull-back risers
  • One-piece, two-up Sportster Classic seat
  • Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
  • Low-Profile rear shocks
  • Low-Profile front forks
  • Mid-mount foot controls
  • Integrated chrome gauge housing and handlebar clamp
  • Black fender strut covers
  • 4.5-gallon/17.0 litre fuel tank
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications1 XL 1200L Sportster® 1200 Low

Dimensions

Length (mm)...........................................................................................2250
Seat Height (mm).........................................................................................668
Ground Clearance (mm)...............................................................................112
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................30 / 119
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 30°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1515
Fuel Capacity (litres)......................................................................................17
Oil Capacity w/filter (litres)........................................................................... 3.4
Dry Weight (kg).......................................................................................... 251

Powertrain

Engine............................................................................. Air-cooled, Evolution™
Displacement (cu.cm).................................................................................1200
Bore x Stroke (mm)......................................................................... 88.9 x 96.8
Fuel System................................ Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio.................................................................................... 9.7:1
Exhaust System................... Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Wheels/Tyres

Tyres:
Front.............................................................................. D401F 100/90-19 57H
Rear................................................................................ D401 150/80B16 71H
Wheels:
Front............................................................................ 19” Chrome, steel laced
Rear............................................................................. 16” Chrome, steel laced

Drivetrain

Primary Drive........................................................................ Chain, 38/57 ratio
Final Drive................................................................................ Belt, 30/68 ratio
Clutch.............................................................................................9-plate, wet
Transmission........................................................................................ 5-speed
Gear Ratios:
1st............................................................................................................ 9.02
2nd........................................................................................................... 6.44
3rd........................................................................................................... 4.80
4th............................................................................................................ 3.98
5th............................................................................................................ 3.41

Chassis

Brakes, Dia (Front/Rear, mm)...............................................................292 / 292
Caliper Type................................................. Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Fork....................................................................................................39mm
Rear Shocks....................................................Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable

Suspension Travel:

Front (mm)..................................................................................................117
Rear (mm)....................................................................................................61
Frame.............................Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm.... Mild steel, rectangular tube sections, stamped junctions; MIG welded

Performance

Engine Torque (EU Standard EC95/1)5..................... 98 Nm / 72 ft lbs @ 3200 rpm
Lean Angle per SAE J1168 (Degrees Left/Right).........................................30 / 31

Electrical

Charging................................................................Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
Starting....................1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement

Lights (as per country regulation):

Headlamp..................... Quartz Halogen, 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/Stop Lights....................................................................................5W/21W
Turn Signal Lights................................................................ 21W self-canceling
Instruments............. Handlebars-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; Time-of-day clock; Dual resettable tripmeter
Indicator Lamps.........................High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, security system

Colour Options

Vivid Black; White Gold Pearl; Dark Blue Pearl; Crimson Red Sunglo; Suede Blue
Pearl & Vivid Black; Olive Pearl & Vivid Black; White Gold Pearl & Pewter Pearl;
105th Anniversary Copper Pearl & Vivid Black

Model Features

Black powder-coated engine with chrome treatment covers; Chrome,
headlamp visor; Chrome trim ring with black body headlamp; Chrome, riser;
Mid‑mounted rider footpegs; Standard passenger footpegs; Stainless steel,
pull‑back handlebars; One-piece, two-up Sportster® classic seat; Low profile front
forks; Low profile rear shocks

Warranty

Warranty............................................................. 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval9.................................................... First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every 5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter

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