Storz Performance Sells XR 1200 Trademark Rights To Harley-Davidson

Storz Performance, Inc. announced that Harley-Davidson, Inc. has reached agreement with Storz Performance,Inc. of Ventura, CA to acquire Storz’ trademark rights for the mark “XR 1200” (U.S. Trademark Application No. 77/048680). Specific terms of the agreement are confidential. Storz Performance introduced it’s XR 1200 dirt track style conversion kits for Sportster motorcycles in January 2005. Harley-Davidson already launched in Europe the sport bike XR1200, but this model remains unavailable in the USA. Is it possible that Storz owning the XR 1200 trademark in the US, Harley-Davidson could not launch the same model here? Now that Harley owns this trademark I will not be surprised to see the XR 1200 model showing up in American dealerships. Per agreement with Harley, Steve Storz could not comment with me. Storz Performance.

8 Responses to “Storz Performance Sells XR 1200 Trademark Rights To Harley-Davidson”

  1. 1 Jeff Bradt Jun 19th, 2008 at 10:16 am

    We need a bike like that in the US. Under $10,000 would be killer.

  2. 2 Nicker Jun 19th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    This begs the question, why did HD stop selling their earlier attempt at a street XR750….???

    As i recall, true to the track 750, the street version was a 1200 with two front heads and twin carbs.

    The version above looks like a stock sporty with track sheet metal & high pipes.

    What’s new here…????


  3. 3 Brit Dude Jun 20th, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Nicker what you’re looking at is a Storz converted bike. What you need to look at is this one –

  4. 4 saorijohn Jun 20th, 2008 at 10:51 am

    We have the XR1200 over here in England. As usual it is priced to high and not a patch on the European supermoto bikes. But it does look fantastic.

  5. 5 Nicker Jun 21st, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Ya Brit-

    I know what i’m looking at and it’s no where near what HD put out in the 80s.
    HD must have lost their corporate minds paying for that concept.
    (that or Willie G. is “one toke over the line.”)

    What you have above is a “Poser.”
    Check out:

    HD made a far better go of this concept in the early 1980s.
    Called an XR1000, it even had special heads, far closer to the real XR705 racer than this.

    This one appears to be a “too-little, too-late.”
    Hell, look at the available street tracker competition.

    I’d love to think that there’s a market for performance sportsters, but look at Buell sales.
    (It’s almost like the average HD buyer is a “driver” and not a “rider”…..??)


  6. 6 David Jun 24th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Boy! Nicker knows everything I see his comments on all the Cyrill blogs. Must be an industry insider or maybe an “ICON” in the making or maybe JUST another Blogger.

  7. 7 Nicker Jun 24th, 2008 at 4:45 am


    “…know everything…”

    Nope…. You know anyone who does?
    Only talk about what i’ve seen or done.

    “…an industry insider …”

    Hardly…. Never been in the industry, Don’t know or care much about “eye-cons.”

    “…JUST another blogger…”

    Yap, but “JUST” this blog…… 🙂
    (oh ya, and ThumperTalk, cause it’s helpfull when your riding a 30 year old dirt bike)

    Lost interest in bikers in the late later 70’s, when those comming in were more interested in “the scene” than the bikes.
    And frankly, i’m getting too old to fuck with posers.

    Only play on this blog because it’s got some interesting people who can still think.
    Any thing i post that doesn’t square with your reality, call me on it.
    Hell that’s why i’m here…. 🙂


  8. 8 David Jun 27th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Nicker Sounds good to me!

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