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2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Models

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2012 Sportster Models

The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the affordable Dark Custom roadster-inspired Iron 883 motorcycle to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200X bike.

Each Sportster model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.

Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster 1200 Custom bike, the motorcycle that introduced the Web-based H-D1 Bike Builder factory customization process.

Using Bike Builder, Customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with the seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint, and engine finish options of their choice, which are then installed right at the Factory.

Even more Retailer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The Customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson Retailer where they can review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the Retailer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson Retailer.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin Scorcher 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 color choices for 2012.

Side covers will be finished in either Gloss Black or Denim Black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic.

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Models

• SuperLow

• Iron 883

• Sportster 1200 Custom

• Nightster

• Forty-Eight

• XR1200X

Harley-Davidson has begun delivery of the 2012 Sportster models to its dealers in the U.S. and Europe.

These motorcycles will be available for sale immediately, giving customers an opportunity to get on a 2012-model Harley-Davidson with much of the riding season still available. Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season.

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Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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