Rafael Nadal now owns a Harley-Davidson. The article was translated by Bee in the Rafa forum:
Harley-Davidson motorbikes have become one of Mallorcan tennis player Rafael Nadal's interests, who says he "feels captivated" by its legendary aspect, for the original designs and for the exclusive style of the brand. For this reason the athletic XR1200 has been the Harley-Davidson to have seduced Nadal "for the singular combinations of its sporting lines with classic style". Also he says that he loves "the power, the force and the agressiveness that it transmits just by looking at it".Okay - probably won't hurt the knees but could hurt a lot more if he takes a spill. In any case, DAMN he'll look good at that bike.
The XR1200 is inspired by the legendary XR750 of the 70s Dirt Tracks. It is the result of a great collaboration between the production team of the motor company of Milwaukee and the production planning team of the Harley-Davidson product for Europe.
The comfort and security that anyone who rides a Harley-Davidson trusts, have been the key points that attracted the tennis player in the election of the XR1200. "I liked it from the beginning for its spectacular (appearance) and because it is a Harley-Davidson that I can ride about the city."
In the words of Josep Grañó, general director of Harley-Davidson in Spain and Portugal "it is a real honour for us to have Rafa Nadal among the Harley-Davidson family, not only for the added value of having one of the best tennis players in the history of tennis, but also for the sporting values that he transmits, that are an example to follow in our daily lives: constantly fighting and will to succeed.
(image via harley davidson)