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2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Review

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom

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WE’VE TAKEN IT A LONG WAY. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO TAKE IT EVEN FARTHER.

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom: 

Sportster® 1200 Custom is the bike for those who put a premium on making a personal statement. Now the attitude gets pushed to a new black-and-chrome edge. The 1200 Evolution® V-Twin engine features black rocker box covers, a new black chrome oval air cleaner cover, and a black-and-chrome timer cover. Set against all that: a chrome shorty dual exhaust. There are blacked-out and chrome details everywhere. And new bold, fast graphics with a racing stripe on the tank.

Harley-Davidson Sportster Story

Thriving on street-bred and track-based racing performance since being introduced in 1957, the nimble, fun-to-ride Sportster® family of motorcycles is an American legend. With its lightweight narrow profile, aggressive riding position, and a variety of styles from the Dark Custom motorcycle look of the Iron 883™ to the race stripe graphic and new attitude of the 1200 Custom, the Sportster® motorcycle appeals to a wide variety of riders.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW IN 2018
◾Chrome uppers and black highlights
◾Laced wheels with all black rims
◾Black rear indicators and black emulsion shocks against the chrome fender struts
◾Bold graphics feature a racing stripe along the tank with Harley-Davidson script
◾More aggressive riding position with hands on the pull-back handlebar and feet tucked under on mid-mount controls

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Comfortable Cockpit

 

1200 cc Air-Cooled Evolution® Engine

An iconic V-Twin engine that is renowned for its massive low-end torque and soul-satisfying sound. Lightweight aluminum heads and cylinders improve air-cooling efficiency, which means reliability that will last for years.

 

883cc Air-Cooled Evolution Engine

Closed Loop Exhaust System

It delivers heart-pounding performance and a soul-satisfying rumble, and is designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards.

 

Low Seat Height

 

Blacked-Out and Chrome Details

The 1200 Evolution® V-Twin engine features black rockers, a new black chrome oval air cleaner cover, and a black-and-chrome timer cover. Set against all that: a chrome shorty dual exhaust.

 

Emulsion Rear Shock with Screw Adjuster

 

Custom-Style Paint

Features bold, fast graphics with a racing stripe on the fuel tank.

 

Foundation Brake System

 

Black Laced Steel Wheels

When it comes to custom, standout wheels are a must. The sleek black laced steel wheels, for a raw, classic look wherever you roll. Custom style for a custom ride.

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10999 to 11549 
USD

Pricing6

  • Color $10,999
  • Two-Tone $11,549

Engine

  • Engine 1 Air-cooled, Evolution®
  • Bore 3.5 in.
  • Stroke 3.8 in.
  • Displacement 73.4 cu in
  • Compression Ratio 10:01
  • Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Chrome, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 87.6 in.
  • Seat Height, Laden 7 26.6 in.
  • Seat Height, Unladen 28.5 in.
  • Ground Clearance 4.1 in.
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
  • Trail 4.2 in.
  • Wheelbase 60.2 in.
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qt.
  • Weight, As Shipped 562 lb.
  • Weight, In Running Order 591 lb.

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
  • Engine Torque 2 73 ft-lb
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 26.2
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28.3
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated City/Hwy 5 48 mpg

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

  • Wheels, Front Type 9 Black Steel Laced
  • Wheels, Rear Type Black Steel Laced
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

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 Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 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. Prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for base models. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude tax, title, licensing, registration fees, destination charges, added accessories, and additional dealer charges, if any, and are subject to change. Harley-Davidson reimburses dealers for performing manufacturer-specified pre-delivery inspection and setup tasks. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $12999 to 13649 CDN

Pricing

  • Color $ 12,999
  • Two-Tone $ 13,649

Dimensions

  • Length 2,225 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 725 mm
  • Ground Clearance 105 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
  • Trail 107 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,530 mm
  • Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 17 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 255 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 268 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)
  • Exhaust Chrome, staggered exhaust with slash-cut mufflers

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

  • Wheels, Front Type Black Steel Laced
  • Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black 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.) 26.2
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28.3
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated 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 Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  • 1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 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. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
  • 7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
  • 8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

2018 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £10495 to 10795 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Pricing5

  • Color £10,495
  • Two-Tone £10,795

Engine

  • Engine 2 Air-cooled, Evolution™
  • Bore 88.9 mm
  • Stroke 96.8 mm
  • Displacement 1,202 cc
  • Compression Ratio 10:1
  • Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Dimensions

  • Length 2,225 mm
  • Seat Height, Unladen 725 mm
  • Ground Clearance 105 mm
  • Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
  • Trail 107 mm
  • Wheelbase 1,530 mm
  • Tyres, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
  • Tyres, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
  • Fuel Capacity 17 l
  • Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l
  • Weight, As Shipped 255 kg
  • Weight, In Running Order 268 kg

Performance

  • Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Engine Torque 3 96 Nm
  • Engine Torque (rpm) 3,500
  • Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 26.2
  • Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28.3
  • Fuel Economy Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • Fuel Economy: Estimated Hwy/City 5.2 l/100 km
  • CO2 Emissions Testing Method EC 134/2014
  • CO2 Emissions 120 g/km

Drivetrain

  • Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.004
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.432
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.783
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.965
  • Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.4

Chassis

  • Wheels, Front Type 7 Black Steel Laced
  • Wheels, Rear Type Black Steel Laced
  • Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear

Electric

  • Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 6 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system, ABS
  • Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
  • 1. Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
  • 2. Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
  • 3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
  • 4. See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
  • 5. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
  • 6. Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
  • 7. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 

 

 

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