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- 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic Review
The three-wheel pioneer designed to be the ultimate badass touring machine.
The Tri Glide Ultra Classic® is a full-feature, factory motorcycle built to confidently chase the horizon with long-haul comfort and freedom on three wheels. The Harley-Davidson® Trike platform brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment. Trike models utilize a frame and associated chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle.
Experienced two-wheel touring enthusiasts have an authentic three-wheel alternative
with real performance, excitement and style that
is truly Harley-Davidson. The Tri Glide Ultra Classic® Trike features ultra-comfortable, long haul conveniences, a large Twin Cam 103 engine, lengthened and raked front fork with steering damper, a deluxe Tour-Pak® carrier and integrated trunk for 6.5 cubic feet of storage. Loaded with features like a 4-speaker, 80-watt Harmon/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic is ready to redefine long haul.
2012 Trike Models: Three Wheelin'
The 2012 Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With a deluxe Tour-Pak® carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/80-watt Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation. The Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle will be available in three colour combinations: Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot Sunglo.
SEAMLESS STYLING AND MATCHING PAINT
This three-wheeled pioneer is designed, developed and tested to the highest
standards of the Motor Company and backed by over a hundred years of touring
mastery. This is not a bolt-on, aftermarket Trike kit. It's engineered and
road-tested as a whole. Every inch is integrated for comfort, cargo and confidence.
From the smooth, classically designed lines to the front-to-rear matching
paint, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic® model has the bloodlines of
a true Harley-Davidson® motorcycle through and through.
No Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is complete without a killer set of wheels.
Here, the split seven-spoke cast aluminum wheels give the Tri Glide
Ultra Classic® model an integrated factory-built look, adding emphasis
to the deliberate detail and engineering of this three-wheeled touring masterpiece.
Put the 'haul' in long haul with a cargo capacity of 6.7 cubic feet and up
to 80 pounds. On top of the extra stowaway space, the waterproof, injection-molded
Tour Pak® keeps things classy and neat with woven-nylon soft luggage liners,
plenty of storage pockets and distinctive, wrap-around rear lights. But anyone
who's taken their Harley-Davidson® Trike for a cross-country trek or a
trip to Biketoberfest knows it's the trunk that turns luxury touring into
luxury living on the road.
Designed by Chief Styling Officer Willie G. Davidson, the nimble, fork-mounted
Bat-Wing fairing first appeared on the touring scene back in 1969. And it
continues to evolve and symbolize the essence of Grand American Touring more
than forty years later. The full 8-inch windscreen gives it a classic touring
profile and added protection. Add to it the full, clear Lexan® windshield
and adjustable, smoked Lexan® air deflectors on the fairing sides and
the wind is simply not a factor for the mile-hungry rider who wants to soak
up the freedom of the open road for days on end.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes
standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to
five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not
in our vocabulary.
All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by handthat's what
makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched
style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the
first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson®
motorcycleso we make it worth their time.
Fire up the air-cooled, rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 engine and feel
the low-end torque unleashed for a smooth ride. Thanks to the lightweight
piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then
put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and Six-Speed Cruise
Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong
driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising
rpm couldn't feel better.
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103 engine and there's no mistaking
its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with
an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black
powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads with machined cooling fin tips
are topped off with chrome rocker covers, while chrome pushrods highlight
the iconic V-Twin. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and coversthe Twin Cam 103 engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
You want a ride that rumblesnot begs for mercywhen you lean on
it a little. The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth,
quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better
match between engine turnover and road speed. It's a rare ride when a bike
responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you're opening up
the road ahead.
After three decades of keeping the vibrations of the Big Twin from getting
to the rider, Harley-Davidson engineers decided to take something that is
already great and make it even better, perfecting the delicate balance of
shake, rattle and ridecomfortably. In 2009, we added a fourth isolation
point to our three-point rubber engine isolation system. Just get that Big
Twin idling and feel the difference.
Live your ride to the power of 103. The air cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley
Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic
Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction.
Its a performance punch that youll appreciate when passing, climbing
hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in backall under
that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower cruising rpm, so
you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and better highway fuel
The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The
Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103
engine. We worked to perfect every cubic inch, pushing design and technology
forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's
unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead,
Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96
engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result
of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage
that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two (or three)
A new level of control for our stock Trike lineup. Electric reverse with
LED indicator is now standard. It's one of those things we do because we know
what you expect from the ultimate Harley-Davidson® touring machine. And
we know the kind of performance you expect at your fingertips.
Harley-Davidson® touring means maximum comfort in all conditions and
the capacity to add whatever enhances and personalizes your ride. The high
output charging system provides an electrical capacity robust enough for your
add-ons: heated vests, heated seats, heated handgrips, lights to showcase
the engine, you name it. So if you're hell-bent on three-wheeling it, we make
sure you've got the juice to do it your way.
If you're ready to take Touring to the next level, the cruise control feature
will help you settle in for the long haul. Get the comfort of the cruise without
the cables cluttering up your handlebar. Our electronic throttle control technology
makes it possible to have the best of both worlds.
The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free
fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions
as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition
key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security
that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycle unique.
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style
and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is
skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bikethe tank, engine and
all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way
The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line
fit and finish.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the
motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes
second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on
basking in the freedom of the ride.
Naturally, the king of the road gets some royal extras. This four-speaker,
20-watt per channel premium Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system boasts
great sound for booming down the boulevard and highway, and, yeah, it might
as well go to 11. It's loud, proud and comes with AM/FM receiver, CD and MP3
player, four speakerseven an intercom and CB. When it comes to hearing
your tunes over the roar of the road or just keeping your own chatter free
and easy, this system has it all.
A long, raked out fork makes sure the Tri Glide Ultra Classic®
model rides as smooth as it looks, offering reduced effort for steering. Plus
a steering damper controls feedback from the road. So when you're out with
your bagger buddies, you'll stay right at the front of the pack.
We've installed the ultimate complement to the reliable dual-disc front brakes.
The top-of-the-line Hayes dual-disc assembly in back comes complete
with hand-actuated parking brake. So whether you're descending a mountain
of switchbacks or just trying to park in San Francisco, you can ease your
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different than any other bike out on
the road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverabilityit's
all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to
create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike
they swing their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by
being like everyone else.
Trikes are bound to ride a little differently than two-wheeled machines.
But when they're done right, they have a joy of their own. Harley-Davidson
uses legendary engineering and ride dynamics to keep you comfortable and connected
to the road. This three-wheeled pioneer is built from the ground up for maximum
handling. The frame and chassis structure is engineered to specifically handle
the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. And we defy you find
a more comfortable ride on the touring circuitfrom two to four to eighteen
The two-up seat combines a streamlined look with comfort and convenience
for either long weekend hauls or journeys beyond the state line. Premium seat
material stitched together with great attention to detail and ergonomically
engineered to keep your bottom side comfortable with high-tech foam filler,
you can go solo for miles or bring along a passenger to share the experience.
The seat features a passenger backrest that is integrated into the Tour-Pak®
lid with wrap-around armrests for added comfort for every adventure.
Classic style and maximum comfort. That's the perfect balance of the wide
set handlebars that come standard on the Tri Glide Ultra Classic®
model. They're designed to keep you comfortably propped in a commanding position
while making sure your neck muscles stay calm and relaxed mile after mile,
state after state. Durable stainless steel insures the structural rigidity
you expect from a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle with the deep, lustrous
finish you desire.
Designed and tested to deflect heat generated from the V-Twin, the mid-frame
air deflectors are enlisted for duty on every ride, especially the hotter
days. These low-profile black deflectors are mounted to the frame of the Tri
Glide Ultra Classic® model just below the seat, and move the heat
away from your legs and body. Summer rides just got more comfortable.
Welcome to the crossroads of pure Harley-Davidson style and smart engineering.
The 2-1-2 exhaust helps direct heat away from the rider and passenger, while
providing ample performance, and signature Harley-Davidson rumble, and big
Don't be a prisoner to the elements outsidetake control of your ride
with the color-matched fairing lowers on the Tri Glide Ultra Classic®
model. Pop them off for a cooler ride or leave them fixed to fight the wind
tooth and nail. Use the integrated glove boxes to empty your pockets, ditch
your phone, and ride free. When it comes to touring, Harley-Davidson is all
about optimal comfort every time you hunt down a horizon.
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider comfort
is top of mind. Always. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy
(EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from the
rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and
passenger. Best part, you can easily turn this feature on or off yourself
whenever the bike is stopped.
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a
seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson
invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that
every bike has just the right saddle.
Your boots were made for riding, in any way you see fit. Our full-length
footboards boast a tried and true design that's stood the test of time. Rubber
vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. Traditional toe shifting is familiar
to seasoned riders and intuitive for those just starting out. Heel shifting
makes getting through the gears even easier and more convenient. Height adjustable
passenger boards add another level of comfort for your riding partner.
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic Model Highlights
NEW Paint color options
- 30-Tooth Transmission Output Sprocket for better launch and passing performance
- Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
- Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
- Split, 7-Spoke Black-and-Machined Cast Aluminum wheels
- Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing with clear, Lexan® windshield
- Smoked Lexan® adjustable fairing-mounted air deflectors
- Vented removable lower fairings with integral storage compartment
- Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console
- Fairing-mounted electronic speedometer and tachometer plus fuel, voltage, oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauges
- 80-watt, four-speaker Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System with CD/MP3 player and CB/Intercom
- 40-watt CB radio and intercom system
- One-piece, two-up Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® comfort stitch seat
- Injection Molded hard Tour-Pak® w/soft luggage liners, storage pockets and wrap-around rear tail/brake lights; 2.26 cu. ft. volume and 30-pound capacity
- Passenger backrest and arm rests
- Electronic cruise control
- Auxiliary passing lights
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic Key Features and Benefits
- Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential
Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 101 ft. lbs.
- 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission
- Lengthened and raked front forks optimize steering
- Air-adjustable rear shocks
- Rear-axle assembly with lightweight aluminum center section and steel axle tubes
- Dual front disc brakes and dual-disc rear brake system with a lever-actuated, integrated parking brake
- Trunk provides 4.3 cubic feet of storage space and 50-pound capacity
- Height-adjustable passenger footboards
- Optional Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with next-generation hands-free security fob
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic - USA Specifications/Technical
US MSRP Price: Vivid Black $30,499, Solids $31,324, Two-Tones $31,824 USD
Length 105.8 in. (2687 mm)
Overall Width 54.7 in. (1389 mm)
Overall Height 59.3 in. (1506 mm)
- Laden2 27.1 in. (688 mm)
- Unladen 28.9 in. (734 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.7 in. (119 mm)
Rake (steering head) 26°
Fork Angle 32°
Trail 3.9 in. (100 mm)
Wheelbase 66.6 in. (1692 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson® Series, bias blackwall front and
radial blackwall rear):
- Front D402F MT90B16 72H
- Rear Signature P205/65R15
Fuel Capacity 6.0 gal. (22.7 L) (warning light at approximately 1.0 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 4.0 qts. (3.8 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)
Case Capacity 1.4 qts. (1.3 L)
- As Shipped 1157 lbs. (524.8 kg)
- In Running Order 1191 lbs. (540.2 kg)
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1700 lbs. (771.1 kg)
- Gross Axle Weight Rating:
- Front 500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
- Rear 1200 lbs. (544.3 kg)
- Luggage Capacity:
- Volume 6.7 cu. ft. (.2 m3)
- Weight 80 lbs. (36.3 kg)
Engine Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.875 in. x 4.38 in. (98.4 mm x 111.3 mm)
Displacement 103 cu. in. (1690 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper, washable
Lubrication System Pressurized, dry-sump with oil cooler
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 30/70 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
- 1st 10.537
- 2nd 7.303
- 3rd 5.425
- 4th 4.393
- 5th 3.742
- 6th 3.157
Frame Mild steel, square-section backbone with twin downtubes
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections with plate junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 41.3 mm telescopic, triple-circuit damping
Rear Shocks Air-adjustable
Wheels4: Black 7-Spoke Cast Aluminum
- Front 16 in. x 3 in. (406 mm x 76 mm)
- Rear 15 in. x 5.5 in. (381 mm x 140 mm)
- Caliper Type 32 mm, 4-piston fixed front, 31.75 mm single piston floating rear
- Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented fixed front rotor, dual fixed rear rotors
- Front (dual) 11.81 in. x .2 in. (300 mm x 5.1 mm)
- Rear 9 in. x .24 in. (228.6 mm x 6.1 mm)
- Front Wheel 4.61 in. (117 mm)
- Rear Wheel 2.99 in. (76 mm)
Parking Brake Lever actuated dual parking brake
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
- North America 100 ft. lbs. @ 3250 RPM (135 Nm @ 3250 RPM)
Fuel Economy6 (EPA urban/highway test) 38 mpg (6.2 L/100 km)
- Vivid Black
- Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot Sunglo
- Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black
Vivid Black $30,499
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 28-amp/hour, 370 cca
Charging Three-phase, 50-amp system (585W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 650W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric with solenoid shift starter motor engagement
Lights (as per country regulation):
- Headlamp (quartz halogen) 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
- Tail/Stop Lights Two 8W/28W (5W/21W)
- Turn Signal Lights 28W (21W) self-canceling, rear
- Indicator Lamps: integrated into Tail/Stop lamps, High beam, running lights, front fender, running lights, directional light bar, low
oil pressure, engine diagnostics, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system7 (optional), 6 speed, low fuel warning, reverse enabled
- Auxiliary Lamps (except where prohibited by law) Two @ 35W
Reverse Gear Electric reverse actuated by handlebar mounted hand controls
Warranty8 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval9 First 1000 miles (1600 km), every 5000 miles (8000 km) thereafter
1 Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered.
Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices
of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including
depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive
comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication.
Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur
and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes
at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models,
without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in
the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog
may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with
your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models
feature 6-speed transmission (V-Rod® models and Sportster® models
are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm
spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
4 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
5 Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
6 The combined fuel economy numbers were derived using a combination of estimated city and highway values. Fuel economy estimates are derived from US EPA exhaust emission certification data on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family under ideal laboratory conditions. Your actual fuel economy will vary depending on your personal riding habits, road and driving conditions, vehicle condition and maintenance, tire pressure, vehicle configuration (parts and accessories), and vehicle loading (cargo, rider and passenger weight). Break-in mileage may vary.
7 North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8 See motorcycle owners manual for complete details.
9 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2500 mile (4000 km) intervals. See Owners Manual for full details.
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic - Canadian Specifications/Technical
Canada MSRP Price: Vivid Black $34,739, Two-Tone Option $36,189, Security Option $410 CDN
Length: 2,687 mm
Seat Height, Laden: 688 mm
Seat Height, Unladen: 734 mm
Ground Clearance: 119 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg): 26
Trail: 100 mm
Wheelbase: 1,692 mm
Tires, Front Specification: MT90B16 72H
Tires, Rear Specification: P205/65R15
Oil Capacity (w/filter): 3.8 l
Weight, As Shipped: 524.8 kg
Weight, In Running Order: 540.2 kg
Luggage Capacity -Volume: 0.19 m3
Luggage Capacity -Weight: 36.3 kg
Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103
Bore: 98.4 mm
Stroke: 111.3 mm
Displacement: 1,690 cc
Compression Ratio: 9.6:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st: 10.537
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd: 7.303
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd: 5.425
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th: 4.393
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th: 3.742
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th: 3.157
Exhaust: Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Wheels, Optional Style Type: N/A
Wheels, Front Type: Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type: Black, 7-spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type: 32 mm, 4 piston fixed front, 31.75mm single piston floating rear
Parking Brake: Lever actuated dual parking brake
Engine Torque Testing Method: J1349
Engine Torque: 135 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm): 3,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.): N/A
Lean Angle, Left (deg.): N/A
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy: 6.2 l/100 km
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator LampsHigh Beam, running lights, front fender running lights, directional light bar, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, cruise control, speakers, accessory, security system (optional), 6 speed, low fuel warning, reverse enabled
Fairing-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer; time-of-day clock on CD player/stereo; dual trip meter; low fuel indicator light and mileage countdown feature; low oil pressure indicator light; engine diagnostics readout; LED indicator lights; 6-speed indicator light; cruise control indicator light; tachometer with fuel, voltage, oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauges
1: Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
2: Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3: Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4: Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
5: Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6: Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
7: North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8: See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic - Press Release 1
MORE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MODELS WITH TWIN CAM 103 POWER IN 2012
V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition and Dyna® Switchback Bagger Join the Model Line
MILWAUKEE (July 20, 2011) Harley-Davidson offers more Big Twin performance for 2012 as its Twin Cam 103 powertrain is standard equipment on Softail® and Touring motorcycle models and most Dyna® motorcycle models. Harley-Davidson will offer two new models for 2012. The V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition celebrates a decade of power-cruiser performance, while the new Dyna® Switchback is a convertible custom-touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and windshield. In addition, the Night Rod Special has significant updates for 2012 with refreshed bodywork and optimized rider ergonomics. Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM rolls out the gleaming new CVO Road Glide® Custom, a limited-production, high-performance touring masterpiece.
Harley-Davidson believes every motorcycle it sells can be a custom of one. Harley-Davidson H-D1 is a comprehensive offering of customization tools for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner. H-D1 tools include Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories listings in print and on-line catalogs, Fit Shop and consultation services at Harley-Davidson dealerships, and factory customization and Bike Builder tools on www.harley-davidson.com. H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to optimize fit, function, style and performance and turn a Harley into a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.
Harley- Davidson heads into 2012 with 32 models, each born of experience that spans generations and a passion for riding that will never diminish.
Highlights of the 2012 Harley-Davidson line include:
The Twin Cam 103 engine powers all 2012 Dyna®, Softail® and
Touring models with the exception of the Dyna Street Bob® and Dyna Super
Glide® Custom. This engine produces up to 100 ft lbs. peak torque, an
increase of approximately 6 percent over the Twin Cam 96 engine it replaces
as standard power for many of these models. The Twin Cam 103 is equipped with
automatic compression release. It features identifying badges on the derby
cover, timer cover and air cleaner trim ring.
A Security Package that pairs Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob is available for all 2012 V-Rod®, Dyna®, Softail®, Touring and CVO models. The Security Package is standard equipment on CVO models and on the Road Glide® Ultra, the Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, and the Road King® Classic. The Security Package is a factory-installed option for all other models.
The Night Rod® Special is updated with new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, an inverted front fork and improved ergonomics. Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of power cruising with the V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, finished in Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod model that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine in 2002. All V-Rod models will carry V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.
The new Dyna Switchback combines hard saddlebags and a windshield with the eager handling and Twin Cam 103 performance of the Dyna chassis. It's a custom-touring bike ready for a long weekend trip, until the detachable bags and windshield are removed. Then in seconds the Switchback becomes a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and a mini-ape handlebar. This convertible concept makes the versatile Switchback two motorcycles in one.
All Harley-Davidson Softail models get the performance boost of the Twin Cam 103 engine for 2012. The Fat Boy and Fat Boy Lo have a new reduced-reach handlebar for more-comfortable ergonomics. A lower, narrower seat shape places the Fat Boy rider in a new "in the bike" position. The Softail Deluxe and Heritage Softail Classic will be available with a new optional "tubeless" Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair.
The Twin Cam 103 powertrain gives all Harley-Davidson Touring models assertive power for passing. On Touring models, the Twin Cam 103 is equipped with an oil cooler. All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new "tubeless" Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster® line appeals to a broad range of riders with six 2012 models ranging from the race-inspired XR1200X to the accessible SuperLow® to Dark Custom roadsters like the Iron 883, Nightster® and Forty-Eight®. The Sportster® 1200 Custom can be personalized for fit, function and style with H-D1 factory customization, a process that allows customers to use the Bike Builder tool on harley-davidson.com to build the motorcycle from a selection of options that are installed as the bike is assembled by Harley-Davidson Motor Company or are installed by a dealer after the motorcycle is delivered. New 1200 Custom color options have been added to Bike Builder for 2012.
The new CVO Road Glide Custom is one of four limited-production 2012 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM, each turned out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles. CVO Road Glide Custom is a hot-rod bagger with a frame-mounted fairing topped with a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system, and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console.
2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic - Press Release
2012 Sportster® Models: Personalization and Power
The six 2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models range from the affordable Dark CustomTM roadster-inspired Iron 883TM motorcycle to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200XTM bike. Each Sportster® model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.
Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster® 1200 Custom bike, the motorcycle that introduced the Web-based H-D1TM Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, Customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with the seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint, and engine finish options of their choice, which are then installed right at the Factory. Even more Retailer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The Customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson® Retailer where they can review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the Retailer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailer.
All 2012 Sportster® models will have Michelin® ScorcherTM tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster® motorcycle to provide an ideal grip, an even wear and a longer life. Fifteen Sportster® paint options include seven new colour choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either Gloss Black or Denim Black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-EightTM model will have a new tank graphic.
2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® Models
" Iron 883TM
" Sportster® 1200 Custom
2012 Touring Models: The Legend Rolls On
For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson® Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103TM engine with Automatic Compression Release and an integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103TM engine provides an outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise DriveTM transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and Isolated Drive System for smooth power delivery. The Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid-backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive manoeuvrability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort.
All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new "tubeless" Chrome Lace Aluminium Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair. Six new colours or colour combinations are among the 12 paint options offered within the 2012 Touring model line.
2012 Harley-Davidson® Touring Models
" Road King®
" Road King® Classic
" Electra Glide® Classic
" Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®
" Electra Glide® Ultra Limited
" Street Glide®
" Road Glide® Custom
" Road Glide® Ultra
2012 Trike Models: Three Wheelin'
The 2012 Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle brings original-equipment
design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on
chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads
generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With
a deluxe Tour-Pak® carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/80-watt
Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric
reverse drive, the Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle inspires confidence,
passion and independence in any riding situation. The Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic®
motorcycle will be available in three colour combinations: Vivid Black, Big
Blue Pearl/Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot Sunglo.
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