2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport

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2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport
2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport


– 2003 Harley-Davidson XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport

High compression and high performance cams send a high performance message. Dual spark plugs and triple-disk brakes mean quadruple the excitement. Fully adjustable suspension and sport compound tires add to the thrill, and the textured sport seat and electronic tachometer round out this high-octane package. With its chrome exhaust, unique graphics and classic styling, the XL 1200S Sportster 1200 Sport is an eye catcher as well.

Key XL 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
-Chrome staggered shorty dual exhaust
-Low-rise stainless steel handlebar



2003 Specifications1 XL 1200S Sportster® 1200 Sport

Length 88.5 in. (2247.9 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 28.0 in. (711.2 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 29.1 in. (740.0 mm)
Ground Clearance 6.7 in. (170.2 mm)
Rake 29.6 degrees
Trail 4.6 in. (116.8 mm)
Wheelbase 60.2 in. (1529.1 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series
Front – K591F 100/90-195IV
Rear – K591 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 (unladen) 528.6 lbs. (240.0 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 948.0 lbs. (430.4 kg)

Engine 45º OHV V2 Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; w/ hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.498 x 3.812 in. (88.8 x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.2 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel System2 Carburetion

Primary Drive Double row chain, oil bath,
mechanical tensioner, 56/35 ratio
Final Drive Gates carbon fiber reinforced
polychain belt, 61/29 ratio
Clutch Multi-plate, wet
Transmission Five-speed
Overall Ratio:
1st 9.047
2nd 6.210
3rd 4.823
4th 3.973
5th 3.366

Frame Mild steel, twin cradle
Swing Arm Mild steel, rectangular section
Front Fork 39 mm telescopic w/ polished aluminum fork bracket
Wheels 19 in. front,
16 in rear,
13-spoke aluminum cast
Caliper Type Dual-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 5.84 mm)
Suspension travel:
Front wheel 6.10 in. (154.94 mm)
Rear wheel 4.20 in. (106.68 mm)

Engine Torque (per SAEJ607)3:
North America 72 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm (97.693 NM @ 4000 rpm)
International 67 ft. lbs. @ 3100 rpm (90.909 NM @ 3100 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 37.0 degrees
Left 37.5 degrees

Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt, 19 amp-hour, 270 cca
(per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 2-amp permanent magnet alternator w/ 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 (int’l: 5w/21w)
Turn signal lights (self-canceling) 28w (int’l: 21w)
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, oil, turn signals

Engine Trim Powdercoated silver cases, black cylinders, polished covers
Exhaust System Staggered shorty duals
Ignition Inductive, single fire, dual plug, rpm/load advance matrix
controlled by manifold absolute pressure (MAP)
Front Fender Sport-style
Handlebars Low-rise stainless steel
Seat Textured sport seat
Rear Shocks Coil over shock
Instruments Electronic tachometer; electronic speedometer
w/ odometer and resettable tripmeter

Vivid Black, Gunmetal Pearl, Luxury Blue Pearl, Luxury Rich Red Pearl, White Pearl

Warranty5 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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