Jul 162010

Just to whet your appetite a little bit, here is the 2011 XR 1200x Sportster.  This was introduced a month or so ago and was the first 2011 to be unveiled by the Motor Co.  As you know by now, we are only a few short (read llloooooooooggggggg) weeks away from the unveiling of the complete 2011 line-up.  But, if you didn’t already know about this little beauty, check it out.

This baby is an improved version of the XR1200.  It is equipped with a Showa front and rear fully adjustable suspension that can be dialed in to match rider weight, riding style and road conditions. It is also features improved front brakes using full floating rotors.

The new XR1200X has a blacked-out power train and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe.  It is positioned as the modern version of the legendary XR750 and is supposed to attract bikers looking for performance in the spirit of the gritty American flat-track. It will be offered in two colors: Black Denim and White Hot Denim. Starting at $10,799.

So what you gonna do??  Custom, 48, Nightster, Iron, XR??  The Sporty line-up is really looking good these days!

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,


Harley Re-Introduces the Trade In Sporty Deal

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Jul 092009

With the Ride Free II Guarantee, Harley-Davidson has restarted the popular campaign that offers the same price guarantee for recently purchased Sportster’s when riders want to trade them up for a larger motorcycle.

Harley-Davidson is promising the special guarantee on the value of its Sportster motorcycles by backing their trade-in on Big Twin and V-Rod® motorcycles for up to one year.  Riders who buy a new Sportster® 883 or 1200 motorcycle at a participating dealership between July 1, 2009 and August 31, 2009, will get the original MSRP value when they trade in for a new Harley-Davidson Big Twin or V-Rod motorcycle within one year.

MSRP value used for trade-in will be the factory-delivered MSRP (including factory installed options) of the qualifying new motorcycle excluding parts and accessories, taxes, titles, licenses, set-up/prep charges, Extended Service Plan, GAP coverage and any dealer add-ons, and regardless of the amount actually paid.

Hope it works for them… I know it makes me want to buy one of those new XR1200s… best motorcycle around according to a number of magazines… Sure would be fun to play with for a year before I finally turn old enough to get my butt on a touring rig.

Love, Respect, and Sportys,