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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Harley-Davidson XR1200X

By MCN -

 16 September 2010 15:48

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Harley-Davidson XR1200X.      

Insurance group: 11
Engine: 1202cc v-twin
Power: 90bhp
Top speed: 125mph 
Weight: 260kg                        

The engine is the same at the standard XR1200, but the X-model has vastly improved, multi-adjustable suspension that makes a difference when riding 187kg of American muscle on our roads. It also comes in a menacing black paint scheme with black exhausts. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.       

The addition of Showa pig piston forks and piggyback shocks puts the accomplished XR1200 onto another rung of the handling ladder. There’s a lot more feedback from front and rear wheels and the front end feels considerably more settled on the brakes. At the same time it is supple enough to rubbish the Queen’s crumbling highways.

It may be the 'performance' Harley, but just remember H-D's idea of sports bike performance is nothing like a 600-1000cc sports machine produced in the past 20 years. Instead simply enjoy the slow revving nature of the bike with an improved and polished ride quality.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

2.5/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

Thinking of buying an Harley XR1200X? Get motorcycle insurance quotes from lots of providers in one place with MCN Compare.   

 

 

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