Harley XR1200 series ready to rumble

Published: 02 October 2009

The much talked-about Harley-Davidson XR1200 series will thunder into life at BSB meetings next year.

After almost a year of development with Harris Performance, registrations have opened for next year’s ten-race, eight event series.

Competing in the series costs £13,000, including the cost of the bike, a full race kit developed by Harris and a Dunlop tyre deal and already many of the 34-strong Harley UK dealers have shown an interest in running bikes.

“Our plans to launch this race series in 2009 were perhaps a little ambitious given the short lead time available and the impact of the global recession,” said Harley-Davidson Europe’s Greg Willis.

“However, the delay has given us the opportunity to work with Harris Performance to develop a really exciting race package for the XR1200.

The feedback we’ve received from development riders (including Niall Mackenzie and Sean Emmett) has been very positive and the dealer support that we’ve received is also extremely encouraging.”