2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
With a low seat that tapers to a narrow point just short of the fuel tank, the new-for-2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim is a welcoming machine to riders moving up to a big-inch bike for the first time.
Power is both plentiful and controllable, thanks to the likable Twin Cam 103B motor. Ergonomics trend toward cruising, rather than long-distance or aggressive riding, and that goes perfectly with the appealingly retro styling.
Black parts outnumber shiny bits, and fat 16-inch Dunlop complete the look, as Harley-Davidson goes for the 1950s custom bobber feel on the Softail Slim.
2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
- BORE x STROKE: 3.875″ x 4.38″
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 64.4 inches
- RAKE: 31 degrees
- SEAT HEIGHT: 25.9 inches
- CURB WEIGHT: 725 pounds
- PRICE: $14,499
For a look into the entire 2012 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.
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