Originally Posted by mike1407
i actually heard they were the biggest let down harley ever had, dyno numbers were all hype and worse than the 883. And that they designed suspension to be robbed on the cheap for fxr's.
Not true. I can't quote reliable numbers off the top of my head, but I've ridden and worked on several 1200S models over the years and they are definitely the fastest stock sportsters. A stock 883 isn't even in the same league.
Plus, with the dual disc brakes up front, and once you get the suspension tuned in a bit, they handle very well.