Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ready to race: Harley-Davidson XR1200 Trophy

The best-looking Harley ever is now all set to go racing in Europe...

Pics: MotoInsight

Harley-Davidson have unveiled a racing version of the very beautiful XR1200 – the XR1200 Trophy. Fitted with Harley’s 90bhp air-cooled v-twin, the single-seat XR1200 Trophy also features racing slicks, a Termignoni exhaust system, Öhlins rear suspension, and bigger, petal-shaped brake discs.

And just in case you thought the number boards were there for show, get this – Harley-Davidson Italy are organizing a four-round, one-make race series for the XR1200 Trophy this year. This, they say, is in tribute to the glorious dirt-track races of the 1970s, when Harley-Davidson XR750s ruled the tracks. Very, very cool. But hey, also check out these Jay Springsteen-replica XR750s, which are being made by SHR Enterprises!

Also see:
Aprilia RSV 4 'Race Machine' unveiled!
Mille Percento's Moto Guzzi Griso BB1...
2008 KTM RC8 riding impression
First pics: Roland Sands’ Ducati Ultramotard!
An interview with Claudio Castiglioni...
Can Honda work the CB1100R magic once more?
2008 Buell Ulysses XB12XT launched...
Racy custom: The Buell XBRR Chronos!

External links:
Hot Rod: Harley-Davidson image gallery... (NSFW)
Bimota DB7 image gallery

The rather strange looking creation you see here is the KMP Bob’R. The engine is from a Suzuki Bandit 1200, the chassis is off a 1980s GSX-R, and everything else is bespoke. There’s a single-sided swingarm not only at the back, but also at the front! The handlebars have no levers – braking is via a foot-operated lever, and the clutch is operated by a joystick-like device. Amazing, eh?
Pics: Moto Caradisiac

No comments:



2WD AC Schnitzer AJS Akrapovic all-wheel-drive Alpinestars AMG Aprilia Ariel Audi Avinton Bajaj Barry Sheene Benelli Bianchi Bimota BMW Bosch Brammo Brembo Britten BSA Buell Bultaco Cagiva Campagna Can-Am Carver Casey Stoner Caterham Chinese bikes Classics Concept Bike Confederate CRandS Custom-built Dainese Derbi Diesel Ducati Eddie Lawson EICMA 2008 EICMA 2009 EICMA 2012 EICMA 2013 EICMA 2014 EICMA 2015 EICMA 2016 Electric Ferrari Fischer flying machines Freddie Spencer Giacomo Agostini Gilera Harley-Davidson Helmets Henderson Hero Motocorp Hesketh Honda Horex Husqvarna Hybrid Hyosung Ilmor Indian Intermot 2012 Intermot 2014 Intermot 2016 Interviews Isle of Man TT Jawa Jay Leno Jeremy Burgess Kawasaki Kevin Schwantz KTM Lamborghini Lambretta Laverda Lazareth Lotus Mahindra Malaguti Markus Hofmann McLaren Mercedes-Benz Mick Doohan Midual Millepercento Mission Motors Mondial Morbidelli Morgan Moriwaki Moto Guzzi Moto Morini Moto2 Moto3 MotoCzysz MotoGP MotoGP-2007 MotoGP-2008 MotoGP-2009 MotoGP-2010 Motorcycle Design Motus MTT MV Agusta MZ News Nissan Norton NSU Peraves Petronas Peugeot Photography Piaggio Porsche Quad Renard Renault Riding Impressions Roehr Ronax Ronin Rotary Royal Enfield Scooters Segway Shootouts Short Films Skills Specials stunt riding Supercharged Suter Suzuki Toyota Travel trike Triumph Turbo TVS Two-stroke Ural V10 V12 V4 V6 V8 Valentino Rossi Velocette Vespa Victory Vincent Volkswagen Voxan Vyrus Wakan Wayne Gardner Wayne Rainey Wunderlich Yamaha Yoshimura Zagato