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2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two



2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two Review

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two

Authentic '70s chopper attitude meets modern power and premium H-D styling in this bare-bones, low rider-inspired radical custom...

The Seventy-Two® motorcycle offers a classic Sportster® 2.1-gallon fuel tank, narrow whitewall tires, Chrome Steel Laced wheels, and high mini ape-hanger handlebar that complete a look that nods to chopper custom motorcycles of the 1970s and to current trends in garage-built custom motorcycles.


 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two Total Motorcycle Key Features

NEW Paint color options
NEW Front and rear brakes with a larger front rotor, more-rigid front and rear calipers with larger pistons, and braided stainless steel brake lines
NEW Optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
NEW Trip switch function allows odometer to display gear indicator and rpm
NEW Optional keyless H-D® Factory Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob
NEW Integrated electrical system including new hand controls, speedometer, updated wire harness, oil tank, and side covers
• Powertrain is finished in Gray powdercoat with chrome covers
• Chrome, eight-inch round air cleaner cover
• 2.1-gallon peanut tank with lightening hole mounting bracket
• Dunlop® whitewall 21-inch (MH90-21) front and 16-inch (150/80B16) rear tires
• Chrome Steel Laced wheels
• Stainless steel mini ape-hanger handlebar, mounted on a two-inch high riser
• Chopped rear fender
• One-piece, Sportster® classic solo seat
• Side-mounted license plate
• Solo seat with black textured vinyl cover
• Handlebar-mounted speedometer with chrome cup
• Chrome rear fender struts
• Chrome coil-over pre-load adjustable rear shocks
• Forward-mounted foot controls
• Air-cooled Evolution® 1200 cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 73 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3500 rpm
• Rubber-mounted powertrain to reduce vibration
• 5-speed Transmission
• Chrome, staggered, shorty dual exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
• Disc Brakes

 

 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two Total Motorcycle Features and Benefits

Mini Ape-Hanger Handlebar

Grab ahold of the stainless steel mini-ape hanger handlebar and put your fists up into the wind--it'll take you back to the glory days of chopper cruising. And to keep the look cool and clean, the wiring is routed inside the steel.

Retro Air Cleaner Cover

This 8-inch, street legal, mirror-chrome air cleaner cover makes a powerful statement that recalls the glory days of old iron crossed with a clean, contemporary look.

Whitewall Tires and Laced Wheels

Large (21-inch front) lace-spoked wheels with their bold brilliant white walls complete the old school low-rider look.

Classic Rear—Modern Functionality

The chopped rear fender with side-mounted plate completes the Seventy-Two™ model's long, low chopper look and keeps things classically clean and raw. The chrome bullet taillights combine this old school retro-styling with new school technology, packing stop beams, turn signals and running lights into each lamp.

Classic Peanut Fuel Tank

First appearing on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1948, the small 2.1 gallon tapered peanut fuel tank holds strong today with its traditional styling and modern attitude. A low, powerful bulldog look that gives way for showcasing more engine, the peanut fuel tank is attitude and looks all balled up into one.

Hard Candy Custom™ Paint (Optional)

Hard Candy Custom™ paint is a large metal flake finish that’s more than just paint job, it’s a shining declaration of independence—bright, bold and unique. The Sportster Seventy-Two is available in Hard Candy Lucky Green Flake, Hard Candy Big Red Flake, or Hard Candy Coloma Gold Flake. Recalling the iconic rebel styling of ‘70s custom bikes, Hard Candy Custom™ paint marks another milestone in The Motor Company’s legacy of innovation. We start with several passes of 200 micron flake over a black base, then clear coat it, hand-lay the graphics, and apply the many layers of clear coat to allow the flake to shine through. It’s a painstaking process that delivers a premium custom look straight from the factory, so you can start flying your colors with no waiting or extra effort.

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 open road.

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. Black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with chrome rocker covers and an old school round air cleaner cover for a tough vintage Harley-Davidson attitude. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. 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.

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.

New Foundation Brake System

Like riding itself, you can never go too far when it comes to improving a bike’s brakes. This is why for 2014 we gave the brake system of each Sportster model a complete overhaul designed to improve performance, fit and finish. We increased the size of the brake rotors from 292mm to 300mm, and added a more powerful, stylized front caliper with 34mm pistons, and stylized rear caliper to match. Other system features include an improved all-aluminum integrated rear master cylinder with reservoir, new all-aluminum front master cylinder with reduced friction and higher efficiency, and stainless steel braided lines. It all adds up to more confidence on the road, and more power and predictability when you squeeze the brakes.

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) (Optional)

When the burrito exit comes out of nowhere, you’ll need a little extra braking power. That’s why we’re proud to introduce optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) on all Sportster models. ABS improves overall braking performance, and keeps you from locking up under heavy braking. Plus, the entire system is smartly integrated into the design of the bike, so nothing gets in the way of your steel work of art. Because what’s the point of stopping if you can’t make a few heads turn?

New Ergonomic Hand Controls

If your hands feel good on the controls you’ll feel good on the bike. Which is why when you twist the throttle of a Harley-Davidson, you just know. You feel more dialed in, comfortable and attuned to the road and everything around you. In designing the new hand controls we went the extra mile to make sure every operation is as intuitive, fluid and effortless as possible. So you can keep your eyes on what’s over the next ridge and not what’s under your thumb. Things like self-canceling turn signals that are right where you want them to be and brake levers that are easy for all riders to reach. We’ve added new features, too, like a trip switch and vehicle “start” switch on keyless models. Details that may seem small but make a huge difference on the road. Because it’s tiny things like these that make a Harley-Davidson a Harley-Davidson.

Integrated Electrical System

Coursing through every 2014 Sportster model is a new body controller with updated routing. It has a cleaner look and reduces the number of wiring harnesses, switches, relays and fuses. Which is a fancy way of saying less fuss. We’ve also added a new voltage regulator with modified fins and integrated connectors to improve heat rejection. Like you, the 2014 Sportster® motorcycles are wired and ready to chase wind and eat up miles of pavement.

New Closed Loop Exhaust System

Designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards, and the standards of future generations of Harley-Davidson riders. The new closed loop exhaust system delivers heart-pounding performance in the key of the trademark Harley-Davidson rumble. With its robust, soul-stirring big twin design, new durable mufflers with exhaust shields, a catalyst and mini heated oxygen sensors that improve emissions and drivability, this system is not only better for the environment, it makes riding better.

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.

Forward Mounted Controls

With the custom forward-mounted controls, you can kick back a little and stretch your legs for the ultimate cruise through town or across the state line. It's time to take in the open road the way you were meant to—on a two-wheeled machine that's built to outdo the rest.

 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two - Total Motorcycle USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: Color Option $10,849; Hard Candy Color Option $11,574 USD


DIMENSIONS


Length - 89.6 in.

Seat Height, Laden 7 - 26.6 in.

Seat Height, Unladen 7 - 28 in.

Ground Clearance - 4.7 in.

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 30.1

Trail - 5.3 in.

Wheelbase - 60 in.

Tires, Front Specification - MH90-21 54H

Tires, Rear Specification - 150/80B16 71H

Fuel Capacity - 2.1 gal.

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 2.8 qt.

Weight, As Shipped - 540 lb.

Weight, In Running Order - 562 lb.

Luggage Capacity -Volume - N/A

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, Evolution®

Bore - 3.5 in.

Stroke - 3.811 in.

Displacement - 73.4 cu in

Compression Ratio - 10:01

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 38/57 Ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 9.315

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 6.653

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 4.948

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 4.102

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.517

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - N/A

 

PRICING 6


Vivid Black - N/A

Color Option$10,849

Two-Tone OptionN/A

Custom Color OptionN/A

Hard Candy Color Option$11,574

Security Option$395

Wheel OptionN/A

ABS Option$795

Cruise Control OptionN/A

Freight$360

Security Package (Security and ABS)N/A

 

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual slash-cut mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 9 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 9 - Steel Laced

Wheels, Rear Type - Steel Laced

Brakes, Caliper Type - Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 70.8 ft-lb

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,500

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 28.6

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 29.8

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 48 mpg

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)

Gauges - 4-inch Speedometer mounted on the handlebar clamp electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, LED indicator lights


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated 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.

6Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

7Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

8North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

9Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

 


 

2014 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two - Total Motorcycle Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price:
Color Option $ 12,439; Hard Candy Custom $ 13,259 CDN.


DIMENSIONS


Length - 2,275 mm

Seat Height, Laden 6 - 675 mm

Seat Height, Unladen 6 - 710 mm

Ground Clearance - 120 mm

Rake (steering head) (deg) - 30.1

Trail - 135 mm

Wheelbase - 1,525 mm

Tires, Front Specification - MH90-21 54H

Tires, Rear Specification - 150/80B16 71H

Fuel Capacity - 2.1 l

Oil Capacity (w/filter) - 2.6 l

Weight, As Shipped - 245 kg

Weight, In Running Order - 255 kg

Luggage Capacity -Volume - N/A

ENGINE


Engine 1 - Air-cooled, Evolution®

Bore - 88.9 mm

Stroke - 96.8 mm

Displacement - 1,202 cc

Compression Ratio - 10:01

Fuel System 3 - Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

DRIVETRAIN


Primary Drive - Chain, 57/38 Ratio

Gear Ratios (overall) 1st - 9.315

Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd - 6.653

Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd - 4.948

Gear Ratios (overall) 4th - 4.102

Gear Ratios (overall) 5th - 3.517

Gear Ratios (overall) 6th - N/A

 

PRICING


Color Option$ 12,439

Hard Candy Custom$ 13,259

Security Option$ 450

ABS Option$ 900

 

CHASSIS


Exhaust - Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual slash-cut mufflers

Wheels, Optional Style Type 8 - N/A

Wheels, Front Type 8 - Steel Laced

Wheels, Rear Type - Steel Laced

Brakes, Caliper Type - Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Parking Brake - N/A

PERFORMANCE


Engine Torque Testing Method - J1349

Engine Torque 2 - 96 Nm

Engine Torque (rpm) - 3,500

Lean Angle, Right (deg.) - 28.6

Lean Angle, Left (deg.) - 29.8

Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 - 4.9 l/100 km

ELECTRIC


Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)

Gauges - 4-inch Speedometer mounted on the handlebar clamp electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, RPM/gear display, ABS light, LED indicator lights


1Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

2Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

3Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

4See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.

5Estimated 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.

6Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

7North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

8Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.


 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. Information from Total Motorcycle.com; All information correct as of posted date.


 

 

 

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