Highland flat tracker? Did any complete bikes make it to the competition circuit? The American owned company, born from the original Swedish brand in 1997, now only makes engines rather than whole bikes. BP
From Jan-Willem and Tom of the Dutch Brothers...
Tom did some research on this and more know more details and accuracies
I spoke to the owner at the Intermot or EICMA during the period the XR1200 was launched (2009?)
This prototype was build by Dale Lineaweaver, the same person who build Kenny Noyes formula USA-winning Husaberg.
That's most likely the connection for this project.
Highland modified the bike, put it on 18" (streetlegal) tires and made some ugly bodywork on it.
At some point the found an American investor and made big plans. They built a new factory in america and shortly after all key people crashed in a little air plane.