The initial XR1200's were 2008
model-year bikes sold overseas
starting in about April 2008.
U.S. sales started with an initial
release of 750 pre-ordered 2009
model-year bikes. General U.S.
sales started in about January of
2009. This link contains some
statistics on the numbers of XR1200's
manufactured from its international
start in 2008, through the last run of
Brazil motorcycles in 2012.
Vance and Hines
Spec Race Series
The European XR1200 spec race
series has been under way for a
while. This is some information
on the U.S. Vance and Hines AMA spec
XR1200 Trophy Race
The UK BSB (and other European)
spec series races set the stage for
development of performance accessories
for the XR1200.
Some of my favorite links.