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- 2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Review

Drawing inspiration from Harley-Davidson’s legendary race history, the XR1200X™ model takes that performance and style off the track to give riders the finest, street-legal roadster around.

Street-smart performer built to push limits, with menacing blacked out looks, adjustable suspension and pinpoint braking.

Wrapped around a high-torque, 1200 cc Evolution® engine, Michelin® Scorcher® tires, and fully-adjustable, high-performance Showa® suspension, the XR1200X™ is a meticulously honed machine with premium handling and a commanding riding position that leaves the rider with a feeling that can only be described as “aggressive fun.” Bold, racing heritage, perfectly tuned for road performance, the XR1200X™ stands out like no other Harley® model to date.

With a tank and tail section designed to evoke the legendary Harley-Davidson® XR750™ – the king of the gritty American flat-track scene – the XR1200X™ puts its mechanical character on display. Wide flat-track bars and rearset footpegs position an assertive rider for active control. The XR1200X has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe.

BLACKED-OUT LOOK

The agile XR1200X motorcycle is draped in a satin black finish for a menacing look. From the black powder-coated engine and straight-shot, high-performance exhaust to the upside-down forks, and the black cast aluminum wheels with orange rim highlight that jet the bike into a whole new era of race-inspired motorcycles—the XR1200X embraces the dark side while paying homage to the old school flat tracker that inspired its style and ease of handling.

XR 750-INSPIRED FUEL TANK

The fuel tank on the XR1200X model is integrated with the air intake underneath the XR 750-inspired fuel tank cover. Throwback graphics echo the bike's flat tracker heritage and hundreds of championships won while giving the XR1200X a truly unique style for the road.

EVOLUTION® ENGINE HERITAGE

The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.
Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

EVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION

Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 1200cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the twisty back roads.

PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING

Feast your eyes on the 1200cc Evolution® 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. Blacked-out cylinder heads, cylinders and rocker covers complete the dark look, while the machined cooling fin tips provide a slight raw metal accent. And the 'Sportster' stamped into the engine case—like they used to do—is another reminder of the rich heritage of the bike.
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 1200c Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY

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 bike—the 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.

INTUITIVE CONTROLS

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.

H-D® SMART SECURITY SYSTEM (OPTIONAL)

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® motorcycles unique.

WIDE LOW-RISE HANDLEBAR

The race-inspired wide, low-rise handlebar on the XR1200X model is black, fat and menacing like the rest of the bike. Despite its progressive styling, the handlebar was designed with performance top of mind. Optimal leverage with the steering geometry to provide superb control and a natural, fun riding position. Let your hands fall on the grips and take off on the journey of a lifetime.

ADJUSTABLE SHOWA® SUSPENSION

Front and rear fully adjustable Showa® suspension allows you to set compression and rebound dampening, along with spring pre-load based on your weight and riding preference. The 43mm inverted, big piston front forks is the latest in performance bike technology and helps you swallow corners and whatever the road dishes out with ease and great agility.

DUAL DISC FRONT BRAKES

High performance, sleek design—the dual disc brakes feature 4-piston fixed calipers out front, grabbing on floating rotors for superior stopping power. Keeping your mind clear and soaking up the freedom of the open road means not fretting about your ride. Especially when it comes to stopping.

DUNLOP® QUALIFIER TIRES

Treads tough and sticky enough for the track, Dunlop® Qualifier tires are constructed of race-quality belts and blends that offer a hugging grip and quick, precise performance you want on the road. Front tire profile allows for quick, clean turns and lighter steering.

TUNED TO BE RIDDEN

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it'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.

SEAT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

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.

 

 

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

" SuperLowTM
" Iron 883TM
" Sportster® 1200 Custom
" NightsterTM
" Forty-EightTM
" XR1200XTM

 

 

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Model Highlights

NEW Michelin® Scorcher® “11” front and rear tires
- Isolation-mounted XL Evolution® 1200 cc V-Twin engine with black powder-coated finish features downdraft Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), high-performance camshafts, precision oil-cooled cylinder heads and a large-capacity oil cooler
- Upswept, high-volume 2-1-2 straight-shot exhaust system with satin black finish
- Cast aluminum swingarm
- Showa® fully adjustable rear shock absorbers and Showa big piston front forks
- Nissin® dual front brakes feature 292mm full-floating rotors and four-piston calipers
- Wide, low-rise handlebar

 

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Features and Benefits

- Michelin® Scorcher® “11” tires designed specifically for the XR models
- Gloss Black, 3-spoke lightweight Cast Aluminum wheels with orange highlight, 18-inch front / 17-inch rear
- Compact instrument display with white-faced analog tachometer, digital speedometer, dual trip meter and clock
- 3.5-gallon fuel tank with aircraft-style aluminum alloy fuel filler
- Optional Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with hands-free, proximity-based security fob


 

 


 

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Solids $11,799 USD

Dimensions
Length 87.6 in. (2225 mm)
Overall Width 36.6 in. (930 mm)
Overall Height 45.7 in. (1161 mm)
Seat Height:
- Laden2 29.2 in. (742 mm)
- Unladen 31.3 in. (795 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.9 in. (150 mm)
Rake (steering head) 28.9°
Fork Angle 27.5°
Trail 5.2 in. (132 mm)
Wheelbase 60.0 in. (1524 mm)
Tires (Michelin® Scorcher® “11” front and rear):
- Front – Scorcher® “11F” 120/70ZR18 59W
- Rear – Scorcher® “11” 180/55ZR17 73W
Fuel Capacity 3.5 gal. (13.2 L) (warning light at approximately 0.8 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qts. (2.6 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)

Weight:
- As Shipped 551 lbs. (249.9 kg)
- In Running Order 573 lbs. (259.9 kg)
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
- Gross Axle Weight Rating
- Front 340 lbs. (154.2 kg)
- Rear 660 lbs. (299.4 kg)

Engine
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.812 in. (88.9 mm x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump

Drivetrain
Primary Drive Chain, 57/34 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/28 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall): U.S.
- 1st 10.782
- 2nd 7.702
- 3rd 5.728
- 4th 4.748
- 5th 4.071

Chassis
Frame Mild steel tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Aluminum Cast
Front Forks 43 mm Inverted Showa®
Rear Shocks Fully-adjustable
Wheels4: Black 3-Spoke Cast Aluminum
- Front 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)
- Rear 17 in. x 5.5 in. (432 mm x 140 mm)

Brakes:
- Caliper Type Dual 4-Piston, fixed front, single-piston floating rear
- Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
- Front (dual) 11.5 in. x .2 in. (292.1 mm x 5.1 mm)
- Rear 10.24 in. x .28 in. (260.1 mm x 7.1 mm)

Suspension Travel:
- Front Wheel 4.92 in. (125 mm)
- Rear Wheel 3.5 in. (89 mm)

Performance
Engine Torque5 (per J1349):
- North America 73.91 ft. lbs. @ 4000 RPM (100 Nm @ 4000 RPM)
Lean Angle (per J1168):
- Right 39°
- Left 40°

Fuel Economy6
(EPA urban/highway test) 44 mpg (5.3 L/100 km)

Electric
Battery (per Battery Council International Rating)
Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12 amp/hour, 200 cca
Charging Single-phase, 30-amp system (357W @ 13.5V, 2000 rpm, 405W max power @ 13.5V)
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 8W/28W per lamp
- Turn Signal Lights 28W self-canceling
- Indicator Lamps: High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, low battery, security
system7 (optional)

Warranty
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 owner’s manual for complete details.
9 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2500 mile (4000 km) intervals. See Owner’s Manual for full details.

 


 

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: $12,949, Security Option $410 CDN

Dimensions
Length: 2,225 mm
Seat Height, Laden: 742 mm
Seat Height, Unladen: 795 mm
Ground Clearance: 150 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg): 28.9
Trail: 132 mm
Wheelbase: 1,515 mm
Tires, Front Specification: 120/70ZR18 59W
Tires, Rear Specification: 180/55ZR17 73W
Fuel Capacity 3: 13.3 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter): 2.6 l
Weight, As Shipped: 250 kg
Weight, In Running Order: 260 kg
Luggage Capacity -Volume: N/A
Luggage Capacity -Weight: N/A

Engine
Engine 1: Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore: 88.9 mm
Stroke: 96.8 mm
Displacement: 1,202 cc
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Drivetrain
Primary Drive: Chain, 57/34 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st: 10.782
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd: 7.702
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd: 5.728
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th: 4.748
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th: 4.071
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th: N/A

Chassis
Exhaust: Black, upswept, straight-shot high-performance exhaust with dual mufflers
Wheels, Optional Style Type: N/A
Wheels, Front Type: Black, 3-spoke cast aluminum with orange pinstripe
Wheels, Rear Type: Black, 3-spoke cast aluminum with orange pinstripe
Brakes, Caliper Type: Dual 4-Piston, fixed front, single-piston floating rear
Parking Brake: N/A

Performance
Engine Torque Testing Method: J1349
Engine Torque 2: 100 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm): 4,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.): 39
Lean Angle, Left (deg.): 40
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy: 5.3 l/100 km

Electric
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator LampsHigh beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, low battery, security system (optional)
Gauges: Uniquely-styled, handlebar-mounted, compact digital speedometer and large, analog tachometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout
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.



 

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.

* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less

 

 


 

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X - 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 XR1200X - Press Release 2

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

" SuperLowTM
" Iron 883TM
" Sportster® 1200 Custom
" NightsterTM
" Forty-EightTM
" XR1200XTM

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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