2006 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom
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– 2006 Harley-Davidson XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom
Something about the 1200 Custom pulls you in. At first glance, you see it in the swept-back handlebar, pullback riser and bullet-style headlight. But you can’t quite put your finger on it. Then you check out the wheels. Chrome Slotted Disc with wide tire in back. Laced wheel up front. Center stage sits the 4.5-gallon tank. The machine takes over your thoughts. In the saddle, you feel it in the forward foot controls and low seat. But thumb the starter to the rubber-mounted, black powder-coated, chrome-covered Evolution® engine and there’s simply no mistaking what made the 1200 Custom legendary. One ride and you’ll know. The spirit of the Sportster® definitely lives on.
XL 1200C Sportster® 1200 Custom Model Overview
A classy, laid-back performer, the Sportster 1200 Custom features a laced 21-inch front wheel, chrome slotted aluminum disc rear wheel, forward controls, riser-mounted pullback handlebars and the longer, 4.5-gallon fuel tank. The high-performance, rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 puts down plenty of smooth power. Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels are an available option. There are 16 color options offered for 2006, including solid, SunGlo and two-tone designs.
XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom features:
Rubber-mounted XL Evolution 1200 engine
High-compression, high-flow cylinder heads
Black powder-coated engine with chrome covers
New smoother, quieter transmission
New lighter clutch effort
Laced 21-inch front wheel, slotted 16-inch chrome disc rear wheel
Forward foot controls
Chrome pullback handlebar riser
Chrome bullet headlight
4.5-gallon fuel tank
Optional Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels
2006 XL 1200C SPORTSTER® 1200 CUSTOM SPECIFICATIONS1
Length 90.3 in. (2293.6 mm)
Laden2 26.5 in. (673.1 mm)
Unladen 28.3 in. (718.8 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.4 in. (111.8 mm)
Rake (steering head) 30.1°
Fork Angle 30.1°
Trail 4.7 in. (119.4 mm)
Wheelbase 60.4 in. (1534.2 mm)
Tires (Dunlop® Harley-Davidson Series):
Front – D402F MH90-21 54H
Rear – D401 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity (includes 1.0-gallon reserve) 4.5 gal. (17.0 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qts. (3.4 L)
Dry Weight 554 lbs. (251 kg)
Vehicle Weight in Running Order 575 lbs. (261 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1000 lbs. (454 kg)
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore x Stroke 3.50 in. x 3.81 in. (88.85 mm x 96.82 mm)
Displacement 73.20 cu. in. (1200 cu. cm)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System3 Carburetor
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio
Final Drive Belt, 68/29 ratio (68/30 ratio)
Clutch 9-plate, wet
Overall Ratio: U.S. HDI JPN
1st 9.647 9.315 9.004
2nd 6.891 6.653 6.432
3rd 5.125 4.948 4.783
4th 4.248 4.102 3.965
5th 3.643 3.517 3.400
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame,
circular sections, cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions, MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm
Rear Shocks Coil-over, dual-adjustable preload
Wheels5 (Chrome Aluminum Profi le Laced option):
Front Steel laced
21 in. x 2.15 in. (533.4 mm x 54.61 mm)
Rear Chrome, cast aluminum, slotted disc
16 in. x 3.0 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Rotor Type (diameter x width): Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Front 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)
Front Wheel 5.6 in. (141.00 mm)
Rear Wheel 2.4 in. (61.00 mm)
Engine Torque (per SAE J607)6:
North America 79 ft. lbs. @ 3500 rpm (107 NM @ 3500 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAE J1168):
MPG (EPA urban/highway test)7 45/52 mpg (5.2/4.5 L/100 km)
Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12V, 12-amp/hour,
200 cca (per Battery Council International Rating)
Charging Single-phase, 22-amp system
(259W @ 13V, 2000 rpm, 283W max power @ 13V)
Starting 1.2 kW electric w/solenoid shift
starter motor engagement
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 (21W) self-canceling
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure,
turn signals, engine diagnostics,
security system8 (optional)
Engine Trim Black powder-coated engine
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty duals
Brake and Shift Levers Forward-mounted controls
Handlebars Stainless steel, low-rise
Instruments Speedometer w/odometer, dual
resettable tripmeter, diagnostic readout
Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Black Cherry Pearl, Chopper
Blue Pearl, Fire Red Pearl, Deep Cobalt Pearl, Glacier White Pearl,
Rich Sunglo Blue, Yellow Pearl, Two-Tone Chopper Blue Pearl/
Brilliant Silver Pearl, Two-Tone Black Cherry Pearl/Black Pearl,
Two-Tone Fire Red Pearl/Vivid Black, Two-Tone Deep Cobalt Pearl/Brilliant Silver Pearl
Warranty10 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 km), every
5,000 miles (8,000 km) thereafter11
1 Harley-Davidson reserves the right to discontinue models or change specifications
at any time without incurring any obligations. Vehicle specifications may vary from
country to country depending on local laws. Some models are not available in
2 Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
3 Includes reserve on carburetor-equipped models.
4 Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2 (87 octane or higher for XL883 models).
5 Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.
6 Values shown are nominal. Performance varies by country.
7 Based on tests conducted under ideal lab conditions per U.S. EPA test procedures.
Your mileage will vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions,
trip length, vehicle conditions, and vehicle configuration. Break-in mileage will vary.
8 North American security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the
security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9 Availability may vary from dealer to dealer, and is subject to change without notice.
10 See motorcycle owner’s manual for complete details.
11 Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile
(4,000 km) intervals.