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2008 Harley Davidson XL 1200R Sportster


2008 Harley Davidson XL 1200R Sportster

XL 1200R Sportster® 1200 Roadster

Built to rule the road, the 1200 Roadster features triple disc brakes and a new, larger 17 litre fuel tank for increased range. Wide, dirt-track handlebars and mid-mount foot controls put the rider in firm control of the 1200cc Evolution™ V-Twin engine with wrinkle-black details.

XL 1200R Sportster® 1200 Roadster features:
  • Isolation-mounted XL Evolution 1200cc engine
  • Black powder-coated engine and wrinkle-black treatment
  • Chrome steel laced wheels, 19-inch front / 16-inch rear
  • Dirt Track polished handlebars
  • One-piece, two-up Sportster Classic seat
  • Chrome Staggered Shorty Dual exhaust
  • Mid-mount foot controls
  • Triple-disc brakes
  • NEW 4.5-gallon/17 litre fuel tank
  • NEW tank graphics
  • Smart Security System

2008 Specifications1 XL 1200R Sportster® 1200 Roadster

Chassis

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

Suspension Travel:

Front (mm)..................................................................................................141
Rear (mm)..................................................................................................104
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).........................................32 / 32

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

Pacific Blue Pearl; Vivid Black; Black Pearl; Crimson Red Sunglo

Model Features

Black powder-coated engine with black treatment covers; Chrome headlamp
visor; Chrome riser; Mid-mounted rider footpegs; Standard passenger footpegs;
Stainless steel, wide, dirt-track inspired handlebars; One-piece, two-up Sportster®
classic seat

Warranty

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

Dimensions

Length (mm)..............................................................................................2245
Seat Height (mm).........................................................................................714
Ground Clearance (mm)...............................................................................142
Rake at steering head (°) / Trail (mm)....................................................30 / 117
Fork Angle.................................................................................................. 30°
Wheelbase (mm)........................................................................................1520
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

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