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2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two
2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two



2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two Review

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two on Totalmotorcycle.com

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.

Air-cooled Evolution® 1200 cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 70.8 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





 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW Paint color options including Hard Candy Custom™ colors
• Front and rear brakes with a large front rotor, rigid front and rear calipers with large pistons, and braided stainless steel brake lines
• Optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
• Trip switch function allows odometer to display gear indicator and rpm
• Optional keyless H-D® Factory Security System with a proximity-based, hands-free security fob
• 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

 

 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two Totalmotorcycle.com 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

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 Custom™ Cancun Blue Flake, Hard Candy Custom™ Quicksilver Flake, or Hard Candy Custom™ Big Red 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 about 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.

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’s 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 detail and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

Foundation Brake System

Like riding itself, you can never go too far when it comes to improving a bike’s brakes. This is why 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, 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.

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® motorcycle, you just know. You feel more dialed in, comfortable and attuned to the road and everything around you. In designing these 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 other features, too, like a trip switch and vehicle “start” switch as all Sportster models are keyless. 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® motorcycle a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

Integrated Electrical System

Coursing through every Sportster® model is a 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 voltage regulator with modified fins and integrated connectors to improve heat rejection. Like you, the Sportster® motorcycles are wired and ready to chase wind and eat up miles of pavement.

Closed Loop Exhaust System

Designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards and the standards of future generations of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. This 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, 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.

Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) (Optional)

When the burrito exit comes out of nowhere, you’ll need a little extra braking power. That’s why optional anti-lock brakes (ABS) are available 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?

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.

 

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two – www.Totalmotorcycle.com American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price:
Color Option $10,849; Hard Candy Color Option $11,599 USD

PRICING 6
Color Option $10,849
Hard Candy Color Option $11,599
Security Option $395
ABS Option $795
California Emissions $100
Freight $360

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.

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

CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome dual shorty exhaust
Wheels, Front Type 9 Chrome Steel Laced w/ Custom Whitewall Tires
Wheels, Rear Type Chrome Steel Laced w/ Custom Whitewall Tires
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

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 8 High 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

Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
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.
Prices 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.
Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 


 

2015 Harley-Davidson XL1200V Seventy-Two – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Color Option $ 13,349; Hard Candy Custom $ 14,259 CDN

PRICING
Color Option $ 13,349
Hard Candy Custom $ 14,259
Security Option $ 490
ABS Option $ 960

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

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

CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual slash-cut mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Steel Laced
Wheels, Rear Type 8 Steel Laced
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

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 7 High 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

Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
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.
Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.

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