This is not the first time that Harley has conceived of a street machine inspired by the hugely successful XR750 racer. Back in the 1980s, it produced the XR1000, which had an XR-style top end on Sportster cases, though the overall styling of that motorcycle was less like the racebike's. That limited-production motorcycle was one of Harley's rare flops, and they languished in showrooms. However, about 15 minutes after the last one was sold, they suddenly became collectibles and prices soared. Although Harley-Davidson has said that this bike is aimed primarily at the European market, it's likely that, if produced, the XR1200 will also be sold in other markets, including the United States.