When it comes to customizing your touring motorcycle, the Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback is a top-tier choice. With detachable hard saddlebags and a quick-detach windshield, you can remove and customize your street cruiser in just a matter of seconds.

From a hardline tourer, the Switchback can be turned into a full-fledged custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, and a mini-ape handlebar. When it’s time to head out for a long weekend, simply re-install the saddlebags and windshield, and the Switchback is ready to provide an exhilarating ride like no other.

Even better is that the Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category, making a true versatile cruiser with plenty of attitude. The styling evokes a classic proportion and clean, straightforward lines. It’s got a mini-ape handlebar and a pull-back riser that combine with full-length rider footboards and a two-up touring seat to provide a comfortable ride no other bike in its segment can compete with. The one-piece, two-up seat features custom stitched detail with the seat height at 26.1," making for a comfortable ride.

Then there’s the powertrain, the motorcycle comes with a muscular and powerful Twin Cam 1,690cc V-Twin engine that delivers strong performance on the boulevard and on the highway. A 2-into-1 chrome exhaust with straight-cut muffler has been tuned to provide a deep exhaust tone while an advanced suspension has been tuned for comfort and precise handling. Nitrogen-charged, monotube rear shocks have preload-adjustable, dual rate springs. A 41.3mm front fork with a 20mm cartridge delivers enhanced damping performance, handling, and ride comfort.

Find out more about the Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback after the jump.

  • 2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V-Twin engine
  • Displacement:
    1690 L

Engine Features

2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback Drivetrain
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  • Twin Cam 103™ engine with 103-cid (1690cc), rubber-mounted within the frame, is rated at 100 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 RPM. The engine is equipped with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and is mated to a 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission.
  • 2-into-1 chrome exhaust with straight-cut muffler tuned for a deep exhaust tone.
  • Advanced suspension is tuned for comfort and precise handling. Nitrogen-charged, monotube rear shocks have preload-adjustable, dual rate springs. A 41.3mm front fork with a 20mm cartridge delivers enhanced damping performance, handling and ride comfort.
  • Low-profile Dunlop 130/70B18 front tire and specific front-end geometry provides reduced steering effort, enhanced steering response and confident low-speed manuevering.
  • Color-matched detachable hard saddlebags have a combined luggage capacity of 30 pounds. The saddlebag locks are common to the ignition key, and external latches do not interfere with packing or reduce usable bag volume.
  • Quick-detach, fork-mounted windshield.
  • The Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels have machine-highlighted rims; 18-inch front, 17-inch rear.
  • Full-coverage front and rear fenders.
  • Chrome headlamp nacelle.
  • Chrome fork covers and chrome rear shock covers.
  • Chrome tank console with integrated ignition switch.
  • Classic black battery box cover.
  • Full-length rider footboards.
  • The one-piece, two-up seat features custom stitched detail. Seat height (laden) is 26.1 inches. Its narrow cross section enables flat-foot stops for most riders.
  • Security Package Option bundles Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security System with proximity-based, hands-free security fob.
  • Stainless steel, mini ape-hanger handlebar on pull-back riser.
  • 4.7-gallon fuel tank.

Model Highlights

2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback High Resolution Exterior
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  • Color-matched detachable hard saddlebags
  • Quick-detach, fork-mounted windshield
  • 2-into-1 chrome exhaust with straight-cut

muffler

  • Nitrogen-charged, 36mm monotube

rear shocks have preload-adjustable,
dual rate springs

  • Cartridge-type 41.3mm front fork delivers

enhanced damping performance, handling and
ride comfort

  • Black, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with

machine-highlighted rims; 18-inch front,
17-inch rear

  • Full-coverage front and rear fenders
  • Chrome headlamp nacelle
  • Chrome fork covers and chrome rear

shock covers

  • Chrome tank console with integrated

ignition switch

  • Classic black battery box cover
  • Full-length rider footboards
  • One-piece, two-up seat with custom stitching
  • Black powdercoated engine with

polished covers

  • 4.7-gallon Street Bob fuel tank
  • Stainless steel, mini ape-hanger handlebar on

pull-back riser

  • Security Package Option bundles Anti-lock

Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security
System with proximity-based, hands-free
security fob

Key Features

2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback High Resolution Exterior
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  • Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 engine with

103-cid (1690cc) with Electronic Sequential
Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) is rated at 100 ft.
lbs. of torque at 3500 RPM

  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission
  • Exposed under-seat battery box
  • Exposed rear coil-over shock absorbers
  • Security Package Option bundles Anti-lock

Braking System (ABS) with Smart Security
System with proximity-based, hands-free
security fob.

Specifications

2012 Harley Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback High Resolution Exterior
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Engine Air-cooled, Twin Cam103
Displacement (in./cc) 103/1690
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port
Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Transmission 6-Speed Cruise Drive
Miles Per Gallon 42 MPG combined City/Hwy
Length (in./mm) 92.8/2357
Seat Height (laden) (in./mm) 26.1/663
Wheelbase (in./mm) 62.8/1595
Tire Dunlop Harley-Davidson
Series, bias blackwall front and rear
• Front Dunlop D402F 130/70B18 63H
• Rear Dunlop D401 160/70B17 73H
Wheel
• Front Black 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
with highlighted rim
18 in. x 3.5 in.
(457 mm x 89 mm)
• Rear Black 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
with highlighted rim
17 in. x 4.5 in.
(432 mm x 114 mm)
Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters) 4.7/17.8
Weight as Shipped (lbs./kg) 696/316
Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; rectangular
section backbone; stamped, cast,
and forged junctions; forged fender
supports; MIG welded
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube sections,
stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Forks 41.3 mm fork with 20 mm cartridge
damping and triple rate spring
Rear Shocks Nitrogen charged 36 mm monotube
damper with 5 step preload adjustable
dual rate spring
Wheels: Black 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum with
highlighted rim
• Front 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)
• Rear 17 in. x 4.5 in. (432 mm x 114 mm)
Brakes:
• Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston
torque-free floating rear
• Anti-lock Braking System Available
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel 3.86 in. (98 mm)
• Rear Wheel 2.13 in. (54 mm)
Color Vivid Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Ember Red Sunglo

Quotes

Motorcycle USA----"The Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback is a touring model that with removing the detachable saddlebags and windshield turns the Switchback into a custom street cruiser. It is lightweight, stylish and comfortable. The Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback has full length rider footboards, is passenger ready, and has a 4.7 gallon street Bob fuel tank."

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2 comments:

  (1) posted on 07.24.2014

I just bought this bike and I’m already so attached after only a month I cant fathom it! The ride is AWESOME, the look is GORGEOUS, and the handling is nothing short of MAGICAL. It’s a beautiful thing knowing I can customize her for the street before each ride to cater to my mood. I’ve actually had guys tell me they are jealous when they see me on it! This bike has made me part of the HOG for life!!!

  (399) posted on 01.9.2012

The design of this motorcycle is cool! I want to own one, and what truly caught my admiration is its Dunlop wheels. smiley Not too big and not too small for a motorcycle. This one is safe.

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