|Vehicle Type||Sportster XL1200R Roadster|
|Built By||Harley Davidson Motorcycles|
|Chassis||60 inch wheel base, 577 pounds, 5-speed transmission, 4.1 gallon fuel capacity (including .8 gallon reserve)|
|Engine||2 cylinder, 1200 cc, 45 degree, V-Type, 4-cycle, 9.7-1 compression, 79 ft lbs torque @ 3500 rpm|
In the 1960's, other manufacturers were out-performing the Harley's and this was a struggle for the next 30 years. The 2004 model was a real turning point as the Sportster line came out with major engine improvements, stiffer frames, new brakes, improved finish and a new engine rubber-mounting system.