Year: 2010

One senses that Harley finally gave Eric Buell the creative licence he deserved when they approved his XB series of bikes. The inside-out front brake was groundbreaking and looks sensational, the exhaust is under the belly, and the bike carries oil in the swingarm. The XB12R could not  keep up with the Japanese bikes on the track but outright speed was never the goal. As a design-conscious sportbike, the american-made Firebolt is unequalled.