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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Harley-Davidson XR1200X

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: Air-cooled 4v V-twin. Five gears
Power: 90bhp
Top speed: 125mph
Weight: 260kg           

The Harley-Davidson XR1200X is a more sports-biased version of the XR1200R with multi-adjustable suspension, black exhausts and a black paint scheme. It's a menacing-looking bike with supple ride quality and bags of torque. Plus it's only group 11 to insure.     

Harley may consider the XR1200X to be sporty, but don't expect Japanese race rep levels of sophistication. It is noticably better on the brakes than the standard XR1200R though and the uprated suspension gives more feedback. It is very supple though, making it great on bumpy UK roads and the suspension is more than good enough to exploit all of the Harley's 90bhp.

The air-cooled 1202cc is all torque – 74ftlb of it – with not a lot more horsepower to top off the lowdown punt, but then it is based on the 1200 Sportster but with higher compression and upswept, high volume 2:1:2 exhausts (see XR1200 review for full details). 

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

3/5

Reliability

2.5/5

Value

3/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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

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