In the Sportster family, new Harley Davidson XL 1200 CB 2013 gets dressed completely with black checkmate and displays until the end of its handlebar ape hanger and its advanced orders. Of what cruiser over the paving stone, just time to Occur Perfecto and the tags in crocodile! Time also to remember how much it is good to overlap Harley…
It’s not needed to be a senior biker to predict a nice success in the new Harley Davidson Sportster XL 1200 CB 2013. In addition to its look which flatters the retina – and will allure as well the rebels in the heart as the sores in lack of feelings – it is its facility of use and wrestling in hand which will convince the barge. Derived from the Harley Davidson XL 1200 Custom, the XL 1200 2013 CB takes again the codes of the traditional custom with a generous mini ape hanger handlebar and its reserve of 17 liters.
This new Harley Davidson Sportster has pace with its Black color Denim which, from the body extends to the motor casing. However, the motorcycle is not completely black, certain chrome parts offering a dazzling contrast. But shouldn’t a Harley-Davidson shine in any circumstance? Go, hop, in saddle!
With the devil conventional tests: one foot to know itself if it is thrown at the point of cord or if it types the 180 stopwatch! To roll as Harley privileged that moment, unexplainable for which never tried the adventure. Because Harley, one likes or one does not like, it does not have there a possible compromise! A Harley-Davidson controls itself, tastes itself, and learns itself, before the magic comes more to release you. Precisely when the myth meets the legend – if I understood well – but thus explains that with a beginner! And me … Ben I recognize that I caught the virus!
The perfume of America
OK, it is beautiful and desirable with the first glance; this Sportster is a way bad servant boy. But is it the every day? Length, low and squat, the Harley Davidson XL1200CB year 2013 inherits two black rims with ray’s fitted large tires in 16 inches which give him to a small side “baby Street Bob”. Easy to span, it surprises once with the handlebar. Feet ahead, hands with height of the shoulders, quite right bust: this much typified position chopper tools requires habituation. In a word, it is hardly natural and tires the arms.
The saddle is comfortable and rather broad culminates to 710 mm of the ground, which will be appropriate for the small gauges like with the fair sex obviously. The saddle passenger little stuffed and slipping will privilege only on the short ways… And practical aspects question, you will pass by again: not even what to place the least theft protection device. Fortunately, the transponder – a coded electronic “key” – is a true happiness of simplicity and security during the stops of short time.
A twin which has the fishing season!
Contact along the inch, steering column on the starter and V-twin injected of 1,202 Cm3 is brained instantaneously with grinds – good – vibrations in a sonority choked by the two outputs of legal exhaust street. A pair of US silencers would certainly again give its entire stamp to him.
The passage of the first is accompanied by a characteristic sounded, but one appreciates the softness and the progressiveness of the clutch which helps to make forget the box with five reports, slow and noisy. In addition, the dead point is sometimes difficult to find first blow: aggravating in the urban traffic.
Once launched, the flexibility of the twin as of the low modes astonishes, just like the frank thorough one that is to get in the event of drying of handle. Not less than 10 mkg with 3200 tr/min, that causes! Downtown, Harley Davidson Sportster CB 2013 rolls up quietly without balking (thank you the belt drive) sometimes but one should not hesitate to at a stretch start again clutch with very low modes.
All this is explained by an extremely long first, which interrupted to 70 km/h! At all events, to control this motorcycle remains always a true pleasure, once the integrated instructions. Not frankly feeble, its twin appears even player when it is a question of climbing in the turns. It is really the heart of this machine.
A motorcycle with living
With the handlebar of new Harley Davidson 1200 CB Custom, all are not wearied to roll all in flexibility, the arms unfortunately too tended to my taste for good to thread easily between the cars. However, its handiness is simply striking thanks to a center of gravity placed very low and combined with a satisfactory turning radius. Except that at very low speed – with the step should I say – its large tire before compound with the broad handlebar confers a certain heaviness on the nose gear.
The control of new Sportster Harley-Davidson on wet however requires certain training, the tires balloons of 16 inches not offering an extraordinary grip. On dryness, these two large tires inspire very another confidence and authorize a catch of angle frank and correct before the footrests come to stripe the parquet floor. One can even allow oneself to attack frankly: the Harley Davidson XL1200CB is controlled then with all the body and always remains very nimble in spite of its weight. But, it should not be forgotten that the baby displays 260 kilos in operating condition nevertheless.
Pleasure in all legality
To stop the machine, one finds with before a simple disc of 292 mm gripped by a clamp doubles piston whereas the disc postpones of 260 mm is satisfied with a clamp simple piston. These devices remain safe making and enduring in all circumstances. But attention all the same on wet ground, the blocking of wheel not being never very far in the absence of ABS.
Downtown always, comfort is of setting safe on the paving stones which return you instantaneously information in the bottom of the back. On road, damping before/back is correct, without more. At supported speed, comfort is not really any more to go with because the HD also requires arms of all-in wrestler when the lack of protection is felt. A small windshield and the turn are played: Sportster CB is molts as a passenger even if its reserve of 17 liters (books understood), do not certainly make of it a queen of the motorway in spite of her consumption of approximately 6l/100 km
Not, this HD is a genuine machine pleasure which one will consume as a love affair because it is a motorcycle to which one can say yes for the life! Its twin offers its batch of feelings at not objectionable speeds and it is really what one initially appreciates on his board in these times of road repression to all goes! For little that you are not discovered vaccinated Harley, this Harley Davidson Sportster XL 1200 CB is displayed as a sure value for which wants to roll security in all legality.
Assessment: Almost not expensive, my brother!
Proposed with 11,190 € (at the 2/5/13), Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL 1200 CB 2013 is a true good deal for which wants to penetrate the Harley-Davidson universe. Raftered motorcyclist, girl or beginner: it will be appropriate for all. Easy in maintenance (a first revision to 1,500 km then every 8,000 km) and of catch in hand in spite of its handlebar perched high, this motorcycle will be an ideal partner of the every day, at the city as in the countryside.
Thus, this Harley Davidson Sportster XL1200CB constitutes an advised purchase: one cracks for his irreproachable completion and his radical look, and one will not be disappointed. For the anecdote, it returns to me in memory the reflection of an old woman put very well which passed on the pavement whereas I crutch the machine.
After a downtime, this one will tell me: “my God that you have a quite beautiful motorcycle, a very beautiful object!” Veracious, I was completely swan! Made checking, this old woman there knew nothing in the motorcycle, but had remained in admiration in front of the bike, had dazzled by the beauty and the style of the machine.