2002 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport

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2002 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport
2002 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport


– 2002 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport

If ever a bike embodied the name Sportster®, it’s the 1200S Sportster Sport. Black ceramic-coated pipes, hot cams, and dual-spark ignition send a strong performance message. As do the triple disc brakes and premium, fully adjustable suspension. The Sportster 1200 Sport features a unique, tough look with its eye-catching powertrain and black satin ceramic coated exhaust system. This aerospace coating technology provides the exhaust finish with high temperature and corrosion resistance. The fully adjustable cartridge-type front forks, fully adjustable gas reservoir shocks in the back, triple disc brakes, and sport compound performance tires all add to the exhilaration.

Key XL 1200S SPORTSTER® 1200 Sport Characteristics

-Rigid mount 1200cc Evolution® engine
-High compression, dual-spark plug cylinder heads
-High performance cams
-Black powdercoated engine with polished and powder-coated covers
-Triple-disc brakes
-Premium, fully-adjustable sport suspension
-Sport compound tires
-Textured sport seat
-Black staggered shorty dual exhaust
-Low-rise stainless steel handlebar
-MSRP US $8,695

Vehicle specifications and features may vary from country to country depending on local laws, and some models are not available in certain countries.



Length 88.5 in. (2246.1 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 28.0 in. (710.6 mm)
Seat Height TUV (measure unladen; int’l measure) 29.1 in. (740 mm)
Ground Clearance 6.7 in. (170.0 mm)
Rake 29.6 degrees
Trail 4.6 in. (116.7 mm)
Wheelbase 60.2 in. (1527.9 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series K591SP
Front 100/90-195IV
Rear 130/90-16 64V
Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal. (12.5 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.5 gal. (1.9 L)
Oil Capacity 3.0 qts. (2.8 L)
Dry Weight 501.0 lbs. (227.5 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order (int’l measure) (240 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 948.0 lbs. (430.4 kg)

Engine OHV V2®Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; with hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore and Stroke 3.498 x 3.812 in. (76.2 x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.2 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System Carburetion (40 mm constant velocity with enrichener and accelerator pump)
Air Cleaner/Filter Oval racetrack with “engine turn” finish;
high efficiency pleated paper filtration
Ignition Inductive, single fire, dual plug, rpm/load advance matrix
controlled by manifold absolute pressure (MAP).
Lubrication System Dry sump, gear drive pump with full flow spin-on disposable oil filter

Primary Drive Triple-row chain; 35/56-tooth sprockets; 1.60:1
Final Drive Gates aramid fiber reinforced Poly Chain belt; 29/61-tooth sprockets; 2.103:1
Clutch Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Transmission Five-speed,constant mesh
Gear Ratio:
1st 9.047 (9.717)
2nd 6.210 (6.210)
3rd 4.823 (5.180)
4th 3.973 (4.267)
5th 3.366 (3.615)

Frame Mild steel, twin cradle
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular section
Front Fork 39 mm with polished aluminum fork bracket
Wheels 19 in. front, 16 in rear, 13-spoke silver-painted aluminum cast
Caliper Type Four-piston front and rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width) Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front (DUAL) 11.5 in. x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in. x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.82 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 6.10 in. (154.9 mm)
Rear wheel 3.15 in. (80.0 mm)

Engine Torque 78.0 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm (93 NM @ 3000 rpm)
Braking at 60 mph (96.6 kph):
Maximum load 143.0 ft. (43.6 m)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 37 degrees
Left 37.5 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, 270 cca
(per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 21-amp permanent magnet alternator with solid-state regulator
(275 watts @ 3,000rpm, 285 peak)
Starting Electric start
Lights: (As per country regulation)
Headlamp Quartz halogen 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Tail/stop lights 8w/28w, (5w/21w)
Turn signal lights 28w self-canceling, (21w)
Running lights Front turn signals (except where prohibited by law)

Engine Trim Black, silver and polished
Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals
Front Fender Sport-style
Handlebars Low-rise stainless steel
Seat Textured sport seat
Rider Footpegs Isolated
Footpegs Passenger
Front Forks Fully adjustable compression and rebound cartridge valve
Rear Shocks Full adjustable compression and rebound with gas canister
Instruments Electronic tachometer; electronic speedometer
with odometer and resettable tripmeter

Vivid Black, Diamond Ice Pearl, Jade Sunglo Pearl,White Pearl
Luxury Rich Red Pearl, Chrome Yellow Pearl

Warranty 12 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 Km); every 5,000 miles (8,000 Km) thereafter.
– Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 Km) intervals –

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