2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster
Just as the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight used the Sportster 1200 platform to create a post-WWII classic, the new Seventy-Two is designed to be evocative of the chopper era of the early 1970s.
All of the visual clues are there, including a 2.1-gallon Peanut tank, mini-ape handlebars, a 21-inch front hoop (16 in the rear), lace wheels, and a healthy dose of chrome.
Despite its radical look, the rake is a conservative 30.1 degrees and the wheelbase a manageable 60 inches even.
A Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint scheme is stunning, and ups the price by $700.
2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two Quick Look:
- ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
- BORE x STROKE: 3.5″ x 3.812″
- TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
- WHEELBASE: 60.0 inches
- RAKE: 30.1 degrees
- SEAT HEIGHT: 26.6 inches
- CURB WEIGHT: 555 pounds
- PRICE: $10,499
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