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Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom (2012)

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2012 Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom review

The Sportster 1200 Custom proves, once again, that NO ONE does fat custom like Harley-Davidson.The Sportster 1200 Custom With Clean styling lines, chrome trim and eyebrow and a stylized LED taillight combine with a fat.The front-end suspension and geometry work together to provide truly balanced handling. And, with the H-D1™ factory customization process, customers can personalize their Sportster 1200 Custom with seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint and engine finish options straight from the factory.

The Sportster 1200 Custom have a wide front end and chunky 16-inch tire give the new Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom a strong and contemporary stance. Introduced as a mid-year addition to the 2012 Harley-Davidson model line-up, the Sportster 1200 Custom features new wheels, a pull-back handlebar, and a reshaped LED tail lamp. While these elements combine to give the Sportster 1200 Custom an exciting new look, the Sportster 1200 Custom also debuts 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 Sportster 1200 Custom that is a truly personalized motorcycle.

The Sportster 1200 Custom offers a new look but is Sportster to the core, while offering a combination of bold styling, nimble handling and the irresistible beat of American V-Twin performance.

All 2012 Sportster® models will have Michelin® ScorcherTM tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster® motorcycle to provide an ideal grip, an even wear and a longer life. Fifteen Sportster® paint options include seven new colour choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either Gloss Black or Denim Black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-EightTM model will have a new tank graphic.

2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® Models

” SuperLowTM
” Iron 883TM
” Sportster® 1200 Custom
” NightsterTM
” Forty-EightTM
” XR1200XTM

There is Detail Specification For Sportster 1200 Custom:

NEW Black side covers to match bodywork finish
NEW Paint color options
– 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

Length 87.4 in. (2220 mm)
Overall Width 33.1 in. (841 mm)
Overall Height 44.9 in. (1140 mm)
Seat Height:
– Laden2 26.6 in. (676 mm)
– Unladen 28.5 in. (724 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.4 in. (112 mm)
Rake (steering head) 29.9°
Fork Angle 29.9°
Trail 4.2 in. (107 mm)
Wheelbase 59.9 in. (1521 mm)
Tires (Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear):
– Front – Scorcher® “31” 130/90B16 72H
– Rear – Scorcher® “31” 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. (17.0 L) (warning light at approximately 1.0 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 qts. (2.6 L)
Transmission Capacity 1.0 qt. (.95 L)

– As Shipped 553 lbs. (251 kg)
– In Running Order 582 lbs. (264 kg)
– Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
– Gross Axle Weight Rating
– Front 335 lbs. (152 kg)
– Rear 665 lbs. (301.6 kg)

Sportster 1200 Custom Engine
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Valves Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. x 3.812 in. (88.9 mm x 96.8 mm)
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. (1200 cc)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Lubrication System Dry-sump
US MSRP Price: Vivid Black $10,299, Solids $10,599, Two-Tone $10,809 USD.

Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster 1200 Custom (2012)

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