I briefly owned a 2010 Harley XR1200 - I loved the look because it resembled Evel Knievel’s straight track bikes from way back when. I bought it used for less than half what it originally retailed. The composite, multi part gas tank was total crap, and because so few of them at the time, no after market metal tanks available. I prefer ‘stock’ bikes, so it really wasn’t an option for me anyway.
Great bike when it ran, was considered the ‘Harley that loves turns’, but it had many electric problems and was not dependable. I ride mostly by myself and sometimes outside of cell coverage, so a sketchy bike was not for me. Back now to having another throwback bike, a Honda CB1000, as my highway moto (when I’m not riding my Silver Special a few hundred miles, eh?) because it’s absolutely bulletproof dependable.
Never could ride a big ‘bagger’ so that was my one shot at owning an American made bike. This great picture was taken while waiting for the tow truck 🙄 First time I’ve ever had a motorcycle towed in over 30+ years of riding.