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Cruiser, Custom - 1199.61 ccm - V-twin

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Excellent

It's a Harley, Looks, Sound, Riding Position

It's a Harley, Weight, Spares/Servicing costs

I have loved Harleys ever since I was small. There was something about them, that look, that sound, THAT reputation. All bad-ass bikers ride Harleys, right? Well, erm, no actually. Now I'm a grown-up (sort of) and I find the reality is somewhat different to the dream. The majority of Harley...

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“XL1200S - Great”

published 15/04/2003

Brand appeal, good suspension, low seat

Low tank range, vibration, no fairing

I've had an XL1200S Sportster now for just under 3 months, now that it's well past the 1000m run-in period I can enjoy what it's all about. Taking the step from a 600 sports bike, to a 1200 custom was quite a change. The seating position is a welcome break, with all the strain removed from the...

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Excellent

“The best Harley around”

published 16/06/2001

strong and smooth

quite big and heavy- a high seat hight

This is probably one of the best Harleys around. Obviously most Harleys are ridden by bikers like myself but they can be used by anyone as they are so smooth. If you are able to usre a clutch you are able to use this. Gasoline for this bike is actually at quite a good price. It has 1200cc size...

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Super

“Owning a 1200XLH Sport”

published 18/09/2003

Less chance of speeding ticket or visit to a&e.

Clonky gearbox,?price and availability of parts

I have owned this bike since February.My previous bikes have included Japanese 'superbikes' and British Big Twins. I was looking for something that had electic start(My age you know!)and that I would not find too powerful or uncomfortable on todays crowded roads. When I test rode a Sportster I...

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“I have one.”

published 30/05/2010

Solid old-school design

not comfortable on long trips

I bought a used 2000 XL1200S that was in very nice condition. I have ridden it about 2000 miles and love it. It's a good bike for short trips at any speed, but not for sustained freeway riding. Too much wind buffeting and vibration. Very powerful, lots of low-end torque! It's old-school design...

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Excellent

published 10/09/2007

Hi this is my second S first one had 35.000 miles when i changed it my latest one is fited with a full dynojet system(with power nozzle)K&N filter screaming eagle pro 2into 1 race pipe and also a screaming eagle ignition moduel with a rev limit of 7500 the bike now goes like stink never had any handleing problems found avons to be the best(have taken all the chicken strips of the side of the tire) as for the fuel consumtion i get around 58mpg on a run (75mph) cant fault my S at all best model i have owned get most of my spares from the states or ebay pity they dont make it any more looking at the new 1200Rcoming out next year .

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