Nothing makes an impact on a gut like the time-honoured shape and raw power of the 1200 Roadster. It leaves an unsettled feeling in the pit of the stomach that refuses to sit still until it’s fed some throttle. That’s where the rubber-mounted, silver and wrinkle black Evolution® engine doesn’t disappoint. High-compression, high-flow heads and performance cams, make this street machine run harder, faster and longer than ever. To go with the improved powertrain, the 1200 Roadster’s famed XL handling gets even better, thanks to the new stronger rear axle. We finished it off right. Sport tyres on laced wheels. Triple-disc brakes. Wide polished handlebar. Tach with 6,000 RPM redline. Chrome headlight visor. And classic fuel tank. There’s never been a better time to answer that rumble in the belly.