The latest member of the Harley-Davidson® family is the 2020 Harley-Davidson® XL1200CX Roadster™. Evoking the hot-rod spirit of the original Roadster™ built back in 1957, here’s why there's so much buzz around this street-eating machine.
Getting It Right on the Third Try
In 2008, Harley-Davidson® tried to recreate the Roadster™ spirit with the sportier XR1200. It was a fast bike and handled well, but the styling didn't quite match the retro look that buyers craved and likely is what led to poor sales. Two years later, they made another try with the Forty-Eight, this time featuring a lowered suspension and fat tires. The retro and more aggressive styling made this bike both one of the most popular Roadster™ models as well as a perfect precursor for the newest addition to the Roadster™ family, the XL1200CX Roadster™.
Impressive Engine Power
The new Roadster™ features a 1200cc Air-Cooled Evolution® Engine. Harley's iconic V-Twin engine has earned a reputation for its enormous low-end torque and incredible sound. It boasts air-cooling efficiency from the use of lightweight aluminum heads and cylinders.
Harley got the styling right when recreating the original bike's vibe with a lot of sleek black details to give the Roadster™ an edgy, minimalist look. From the headlamp, belt guard, exhaust shields, and mirrors to the blacked-out power terrain, the paint details are all black.
Other styling features include the steel-framed chassis, lowered handlebars, a peanut tank, cut-down fenders, and a low seat. All of these make the bike rider-friendly while also giving it a more aggressive stance.
The bike features 43mm front suspension with inverted forks to keep the rider relaxed while going over any rough patches in the road. The low two-up seat with a deep scoop keeps the rider safe and comfortable due to a low center of gravity. To add to the comfortable ride are the 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels with great power to weight ratio, which also allows for easy steering.
There’s so much more about the 2020 Harley-Davidson® XL1200CX Roadster™ that you can only experience once you get behind the handlebars. If you live in the Tecumseh area and want to feel the power of a Harley for yourself, then contact Tecumseh Harley-Davidson® today to schedule a test ride. We handle all Harley-Davidson® sales, servicing, winter storage, parts and accessories, and everything else to make bike ownership easy.