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2012 Harley-Davidson Road King | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Since its inception on the American motorcycle market in 1994, the Harley-Davidson Road King has remained true to its design – provide a rider with the ultimate downtown cruiser, yet capable of long-distance touring, all with a iconic flare that dates back to the original 1965 Electra Glide.

Harley continues this status for the Road King in 2012, but now offers a bit more power.

Instead of the bike arriving with the 96 ci engine, the 2012 FLHR Road King is now powered by the 1690 cc Twin Cam 103 engine with an integrated oil cooler and 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission. Also new for 2012 are color options and customized laced wheels.

Following are the highlights, specs, color options and MSRP for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King.

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King Highlights:

  • NEW Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103TM V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
  • NEW Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option
  • NEW Paint color options
  • Security Package Option including factory-installed Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free fob and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
  • 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System (IDS)
  • Dunlop “Multi-Tread” rear tire construction extends tire life by 25 percent
  • Brembo 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake system
  • Air-adjustable rear shocks
  • Full-length rider footboards
  • Height-adjustable passenger footboards
  • Six-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Optional electronic cruise control Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with
  • narrow whitewall tires
  • Chrome, low profile fuel tank console with electronic speedometer
  • Clean rear fender and low-mounted license plate module with LED illumination
  • Deep FL front fender with trim
  • Stainless steel, ergonomic handlebar
  • One-piece, two-up Road King seat, sculpted for added comfort and easier straddling
  • Clear, large Lexan quick-release detachable windshield
  • Injection-molded hard saddlebags, 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
  • Auxiliary passing lights

2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Specs:

Engine:

  • Air-cooled Twin Cam 103 with Integrated Oil-Cooler
  • Displacement (in./cc): 103/1690
  • Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive
  • Miles Per Gallon: 42 MPG combined City/Hwy
  • Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters): 6/22.7
  • Power: 100 ft. lbs. @3250 rpm

Dimensions:

  • Length (in./mm): 95/2413
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 26.5/673
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613

Tires:

  • Front: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias narrow whitewall D408F NW 130/80B17 65H
  • Rear: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias narrow whitewall D407 NW 180/65B16 81H

Wheels:

  • Front: Black 28-spoke Cast Aluminum 17 in. x 3 in. (432 mm x 76 mm)
  • Rear: Black 28-spoke Cast Aluminum 16 in. x 5 in. (406 mm x 127 mm)
  • Optional Style: Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced

Weight:

  • 775 lbs. /351.5kg.

2012 Harley-Davidson Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $17,499
  • Big Blue Pearl / $17,909
  • Midnight Pearl / $17,909
  • Ember Red Sunglo/ Merlot Sunglo / $18,279

 

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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