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.

  • 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200C Custom
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Evolution V-Twin powertrain
  • Transmission:
    five-speed transmission
  • Displacement:
    1200 L

Model Highlights

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  • 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

Key Features

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  • 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

Specifications

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Engine Air-cooled, Evolution
Displacement (in./cc) 73.3/1200
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Transmission 5-speed
Miles Per Gallon 48 MPG combined City/Hwy
Length (in./mm) 87.4/2220
Seat Height (laden) (in./mm) 26.6/676
Wheelbase (in./mm) 59.9/1521
Tire Michelin Scorcher “31”
front and rear
• Front Scorcher “31”
130/90B16 72H
• Rear Scorcher “31”
150/80B16 77H
Wheel
• Front Chrome 5-Spoke
Cast Aluminum
16 in. x 3 in.
(406.4 mm x 76.2 mm)
• Rear Chrome 5-Spoke
Cast Aluminum
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)
Brakes:
• Caliper Type Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
• Rotor Type Patented, uniform expansion rotors
Suspension Travel:
• Front Wheel 4.12 in. (105 mm)
• Rear Wheel 2.12 in. (54 mm)

Quotes

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."

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2 comments:

  (507) posted on 08.16.2012

Harley Davidson is known for making such glorious motorcycles. And this one speaks of their dominant sales in the market.

  (296) posted on 01.13.2012

I love the sporty look of this bike, aside from that it has that impressive engine specification that will truly catch our rider’s attention and taste.

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