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Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

The Harley-Davidson Iron 1200, as its ingeniously-clever name suggests, sits at the top of the Sportster family’s displacement range. Like its smaller sibling, the Iron 1200 rocks an old-school custom vibe, and it comes with some very Seventies-tastic graphics laid on the peanut tank. Fat tires add to the classic references and a small, café-style bullet fairing finishes the look.

2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200
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It’s a little bit retro, a little bit café, and a little bit gangster

Harley-Davidson expands the Sportster family with the new-in-2018 Iron 1200. Retro is in, so the ’70s-esque paint and custom touches drawn from that era give the Iron 1200 plenty of nostalgic value. Power comes from the venerable Evolution engine to the tune of 73 pound-feet of torque to give this ride modern performance that belies the dated veneer. A classic dish with custom spices, the new Iron 1200 raises the Iron stable’s displacement ceiling to draw new customers from a market that has been in decline for over a decade.

 

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2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

2018 - 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

It’s a little bit retro, a little bit café, and a little bit gangster

Harley-Davidson expands the Sportster family with the new-in-2018 Iron 1200. Retro is in, so the ’70s-esque paint and custom touches drawn from that era give the Iron 1200 plenty of nostalgic value. Power comes from the venerable Evolution engine to the tune of 73 pound-feet of torque to give this ride modern performance that belies the dated veneer. A classic dish with custom spices, the new Iron 1200 raises the Iron stable’s displacement ceiling to draw new customers from a market that has been in decline for over a decade.

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Top 7 Bobbers of 2018

Top 7 Bobbers of 2018

Stripping excess bodywork from a motorcycle, shortening the fenders and having a bob-tail

Minimalism and understatement do not always go hand in hand. In this case, it is the whole point of the design. Bringing the designs from their history books and fusing them with cues of early performance models, manufacturers catered to the ’bob-job’ from the 1930s through 1990s custom scene.

Stripping excess bodywork from a motorcycle, shortening the fenders and having a bob-tail, here is our list of the top seven Bobbers of 2018 that run on huge engines yet harks back to a different time – ostensibly the post-WWII era when returning servicemen stripped their bikes of all unnecessary weight for the sake of going faster.

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More on the Harley-Davidson Iron 1200

The Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 sets itself apart from its 883 equivalent with a larger-diameter front hoop, bullet fairing, and high-rise handlebar. It rocks mid-mount foot controls for the confidence and nimbleness they add with a solo seat ahead of a clean rear fender. The Iron 1200 features dated tank decals that give it a very Seventies panache.

Power comes from a 1,203 cc Evolution Sportster engine that hails all the way back to 1986 for its design to make it one of the longest-running engines to come out of the MoCo. The 1200 range offers something to a spread of rider types, from the entry level up through the crowd who just likes lightweight, American-style cruisers. Blackout treatment is widespread, and the front forks come with bellow gaiters for a final dash of retro styling.