The Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Custom is as all-American as any bike can get. Built for the long and winding roads of the country, this custom cruiser was designed with the idea of being an all-around companion for the most ardent of riders.
A wide front end and chunky 16" tire gives the new Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom a strong and contemporary stance. It features plenty of all the trademark Harley amenities, including new wheels, a pull-back handlebar, and a reshaped LED tail lamp. All these elements give the Sportster 1200 Custom an exciting new look that should be an eye candy to a lot of riders. The headlamp offers a reshaped classic Sporter "eyebrow" look while the taillight comes with a new shape that features a bright, low-maintenance LED element. The pull-back handlebar, a critical piece of Harley’s design engineering, is mounted on a curved riser that likewise incorporates an LED warning light display. The bike is then finished off with a pair of chrome, 5-Spoke cast aluminum wheels on the front and rear and wrapped in Michelin Scorcher “31” tires.
In terms of powertrain, the Sportster 1200 Custom is far from a push-over, thanks to a mighty and rubber mounted 1200cc Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and mated to a five-speed transmission and a dual staggered exhaust system.
On top of all of its features, the Sportster 1200 Custom also comes with an H-D1 factory customization, a new opportunity that allows the customer to choose from seven option categories to optimize fit, function and style. By selecting from available factory-installed wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, foot control position, security system, and engine finish, the customer can create a 1200 Custom that is a truly personalized motorcycle that oozes of power and attitude.
Find out more about the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom after the jump.
- Chrome, 5-Spoke cast aluminum wheels front and rear
- Michelin Scorcher “31” tires
- Wider fork spacing and polished triple clamps
- Reshaped classic Sportster “eyebrow” over the headlamp
- Taillight is smaller and has a new shape with a bright, low-maintenance LED element
- Front suspension rates are re-tuned to match the new tire/wheel combination. 39 mm front fork with 30 degrees rake.
- Pull-back handlebar mounted on a curved riser incorporates an LED warning light display
- Polished forward foot controls
- Two-up seat is standard with 26.5 inch laden seat height
- 4.5-gallon fuel tank offers long riding range
- Powertrain finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers
- Evolution V-Twin powertrain with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
- Rubber-mounted powertrain to reduce vibration
- 5-Speed transmission
- Dual staggered exhaust
- Disc brakes
- Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer
- Optional Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free security fob
|Fuel System||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Miles Per Gallon||48 MPG combined City/Hwy|
|Seat Height (laden) (in./mm)||26.6/676|
|Tire||Michelin Scorcher “31”|
front and rear
|• Front||Scorcher “31”|
|• Rear||Scorcher “31”|
|• Front||Chrome 5-Spoke|
16 in. x 3 in.
(406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
|• Rear||Chrome 5-Spoke|
16 in. x 3 in.
(406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
|• Optional Style||Black Contrast Cut 5-Spoke|
Cast Aluminum; Steel Laced;
Black Steel Laced
|Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters)||4.5/17|
|Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg)||553/251|
|Frame||Mild steel, tubular frame; circular|
sections; cast junctions
|Swingarm||Mild steel, rectangular tube section,|
stamped junctions; MIG welded
|Front Forks||39 mm|
|Rear Shocks||Coil-over; preload dual-adjustable|
|Wheels:||Chrome 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum|
|• Front||16 in. x 3 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)|
|• Rear||16 in. x 3 in. (406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)|
|• Caliper Type||Dual-piston front, single-piston rear|
|• Rotor Type||Patented, uniform expansion rotors|
|• Front Wheel||4.12 in. (105 mm)|
|• Rear Wheel||2.12 in. (54 mm)|
Infosport Bike----"A wide forehead and thick 16-inch tires, the new Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom a strong and modern attitude. Introduced as a mid-year 2012, Harley-Davidson model line-up, the 1200 has new custom wheels, handlebars, pull back, and a redesigned rear light LEDs. Although these elements combine to give a new look 1200 Custom, the 1200 also measures the adjustment early factory H-D1, a new option that allows customers to choose among seven possible categories to optimize the fit, function and style. Choosing from the available factory-installed wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, the pedal position, the security system and the engine is completed, the customer can create a custom 1200, which is a bike truly personal."