The Road Glide Custom is a tough, low version of the shark-nose Harley-Davidson classic, with a big 18-inch front wheel, a 2-into-1 exhaust, and a smooth tail light assembly. This bagger rolls with swagger.
The motorcycle is fitted with a new rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC). The 1690 cc engine is mated on a 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission and delivers an average fuel consumption of 42 MPG. The motorcycle’s chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines.
As far as comfort goes , the bike comes with a sculpted seat, custom floorboard, a short Lexan wind deflector and an ergonomic handlebar.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom.
Harley-Davidson offers more Big Twin performance for 2012 as its Twin Cam 103™ powertrain is standard equipment on Softail® and Touring motorcycle models and most Dyna® motorcycle models. Harley-Davidson will offer two new models for 2012. The V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition celebrates a decade of power-cruiser performance, while the new Dyna® Switchback is a convertible custom-touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and windshield. In addition, the Night Rod Special has significant updates for 2012 with refreshed bodywork and optimized rider ergonomics. Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM rolls out the gleaming new CVO Road Glide® Custom, a limited-production, high-performance touring masterpiece.
Harley-Davidson believes every motorcycle it sells can be a custom of one. Harley-Davidson H-D1™ is a comprehensive offering of customization tools for the Harley-Davidson motorcycle owner. H-D1 tools include Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories listings in print and on-line catalogs, Fit Shop and consultation services at Harley-Davidson dealerships, and factory customization and Bike Builder tools on www.harley-davidson.com. H-D1 offers almost unlimited opportunities to optimize fit, function, style and performance and turn a Harley into a motorcycle that is truly personalized to its owner.
Harley- Davidson heads into 2012 with 32 models, each born of experience that spans generations and a passion for riding that will never diminish.
Highlights of the 2012 Harley-Davidson line include:
The Twin Cam 103™ engine powers all 2012 Dyna®, Softail® and Touring models with the exception of the Dyna Street Bob® and Dyna Super Glide® Custom. This engine produces up to 100 ft lbs. peak torque, an increase of approximately 6 percent over the Twin Cam 96 engine it replaces as standard power for many of these models. The Twin Cam 103 is equipped with automatic compression release. It features identifying badges on the derby cover, timer cover and air cleaner trim ring.
A Security Package that pairs Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob is available for all 2012 V-Rod®, Dyna®, Softail®, Touring and CVO™ models. The Security Package is standard equipment on CVO™ models and on the Road Glide® Ultra, the Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, and the Road King® Classic. The Security Package is a factory-installed option for all other models.
The Night Rod® Special is updated with new tapered tail section, lighter-weight wheels, an inverted front fork and improved ergonomics. Harley-Davidson celebrates a decade of power cruising with the V-Rod® 10th Anniversary Edition motorcycle, finished in Brilliant Silver Pearl bodywork that evokes the anodized aluminum bodywork of the original V-Rod model that introduced the liquid-cooled Revolution V-Twin engine in 2002. All V-Rod models will carry V-Rod 10th Anniversary badges.
The new Dyna Switchback combines hard saddlebags and a windshield with the eager handling and Twin Cam 103 performance of the Dyna chassis. It’s a custom-touring bike ready for a long weekend trip, until the detachable bags and windshield are removed. Then in seconds the Switchback becomes a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and a mini-ape handlebar. This convertible concept makes the versatile Switchback two motorcycles in one.
All Harley-Davidson Softail models get the performance boost of the Twin Cam 103 engine for 2012. The Fat Boy and Fat Boy Lo have a new reduced-reach handlebar for more-comfortable ergonomics. A lower, narrower seat shape places the Fat Boy rider in a new "in the bike" position. The Softail Deluxe and Heritage Softail Classic will be available with a new optional "tubeless" Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair.
The Twin Cam 103 powertrain gives all Harley-Davidson Touring models assertive power for passing. On Touring models, the Twin Cam 103 is equipped with an oil cooler. All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new "tubeless" Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster® line appeals to a broad range of riders with six 2012 models ranging from the race-inspired XR1200X™ to the accessible SuperLow® to Dark Custom roadsters like the Iron 883™, Nightster® and Forty-Eight®. The Sportster® 1200 Custom can be personalized for fit, function and style with H-D1 factory customization, a process that allows customers to use the Bike Builder tool on harley-davidson.com to build the motorcycle from a selection of options that are installed as the bike is assembled by Harley-Davidson Motor Company or are installed by a dealer after the motorcycle is delivered. New 1200 Custom color options have been added to Bike Builder for 2012.
The new CVO Road Glide Custom is one of four limited-production 2012 models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)TM, each turned out with bold paint, gleaming chrome, and the most-powerful V-Twin engines offered in production Harley-Davidson motorcycles. CVO Road Glide Custom is a hot-rod bagger with a frame-mounted fairing topped with a smoked Wind Splitter windshield, a high-output, amplified Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio system, and a color-matched, low-profile fuel tank console.
NEW Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103™ V-Twin
engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel
Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
NEW Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced
NEW Paint color options
Security Package Option including factoryinstalled Harley-Davidson®
System with hands-free fob and Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS)
Sculpted seat for added comfort and improved
18-inch front wheel with a lower-profile,
2-into-1 exhaust and single, four-inch-diameter
Red stop/turn/tail lights with chrome bracket
that doubles as a visor over the low-mounted
Stylized headlamp shroud
Smoked, short Lexan wind deflector
Black powder-coated powertrain with
Black, Slotted Disc cast aluminum wheels
Lowered rear suspension
Aerodynamic frame-mounted fairing
Deep FL front fender with no trim
Stainless steel, easy reach handlebar
Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console
One-piece, two-up Street Glide®
style seat with
Injection-molded hard saddlebags with
color-matched latches; 2.26 cu. ft. volume
Inserts fill the spaces between the saddlebags
and the rear fender
Silver-faced, fairing-mounted electronic
speedometer and tachometer plus fuel, voltage,
oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauge
Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and
40-watt, two-speaker Advanced Audio System
by Harman/Kardon with CD/MP3 player
Tri-line LED rear fender tip light
The Road Glide®
model had long been known
as the “tourer’s touring bike.” It introduced
the world to the unique “shark nose,” framemounted fairing. The Road Glide®
takes that unique, wind-splitting design and
gives it a slammed, custom appearance. It’s
undeniable that the frame-mounted fairing
design gives the Road Glide Custom outstanding
With a lowered suspension, large 18-inch front
wheel, shorty, smoked wind deflector, colormatched saddlebag latches and custom rear
fascia and taillight, the Road Glide®
brings true attitude and style to that renowned
handling. And now those who love to rack up
the miles can choose to upgrade their Road
Custom straight from the factory with the
Security Package Option, combining an Anti-lock
Braking System and Smart Security System for
6-Speed Cruise Drive®
integrated Isolated Drive System (IDS)
“Multi-Tread” rear tire construction
extends tire life by 25 percent
4-piston front and rear caliper with
dual front rotor brake system
Air-adjustable rear shocks
Full-length rider footboards
Height-adjustable passenger footboards
Six-gallon fuel tank
Optional electronic cruise control
Air-cooled Twin Cam 103™
with Integrated Oil-Cooler
Electronic Sequential Port
Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
6-Speed Cruise Drive®
Miles Per Gallon
42 MPG combined City/Hwy
Seat Height (laden) (in./mm)
Series, bias blackwall front
D408F BW 130/70B18 63H
D407 BW 180/65B16 81H
Black Slotted 5-Spoke
18 in. x 3.5 in.
(457 mm x 89 mm)
Black Slotted 5-Spoke
16 in. x 5 in.
(406 mm x 127 mm)
• Optional Style
Tubeless Chrome Aluminum
Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters)
Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg)
Mild steel; tubular frame; two-piece
stamped and welded backbone; cast
and forged junctions; twin downtubes;
bolt-on rear frame with forged fender
supports; MIG welded
Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl, Chrome Yellow, Black Denim
Stone Mountain HD----"The 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Custom FLTRX is an ideal bike for touring in style with its many features, including its shark nose frame mounted Harley fairing and large capacity Harley gas tank. New for 2012, the Harley Road Glide Custom features a powerful, new, larger air-cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley engine with 6-speed cruise drive tranmission, providing more performance power for passing, hill-climbing, and riding with passenger and cargo. In addition this motorcycle is equipped with two Harley saddle bags to store all of your travel needs. Giving a great custom detail to the bike is the rear motorcycle fender with tri line motorcycle fender lights. The Harley Road Glide Custom also has a slammed two-up seat that enhances your comfort. Take time to look over all of the incredible features of this motorcycle including the frame mounted Harley fairing and also discover more of the Harley touring motorcycles."