Riding the Harley XR1200X from Bikaner to Jaisalmer

Starting the journey from Bikaner, we got stuck in some city traffic thanks to the heavy rains that were battering the whole of Rajasthan. In this stop-and-go traffic, with trucks spewing black smoke up my nose, the XR-X’s engine temperature kept rising as I crawled at snail’s pace. This was not what I had in mind when I set out in the morning.

After battling the morning traffic, we finally made our way to NH15. This is where the XR1200X came into character. The massive 1200cc V-twin seemed to have finally started breathing normally as I started to speed up. The XR-X’s motor makes 91bhp and 100Nm. This may not sound like much, but the torque output is really impressive in the real world.