Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Bob | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Bob | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

The word “naked” has become standard dialect in the motorcycle industry, but not so much in the cruiser segment.

But if naked were to define a cruiser from Harley-Davidson, the 2012 FXDB Street Bob would be the optimal choice. Harley redesigned the Street Bob back in 2009, keeping with the “naked” trend, giving the cruiser a no-nonsense style that attracts lovers of the bobber scene.

For 2012, Harley continues to offer the Street Bob with the smooth-running, rubber-mounted Twin Cam 96 V-Twin rated at 92 ft. lbs. of torque, mounted to a six-speed Cruise Drive transmission.

The Dyna-series Street Bob features all the bobber-influenced items, such as the exposed, rear coil-over shock absorbers, exposed under-seat batter box, a Fat BVob fuel tank, solo seat and a mini ape-hanger handlebar.

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

2012 Harley-Davidson FXDB Street Bob Highlights:

  • NEW Optional Security Package bundling Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a Smart Security System for greater value
  • NEW Paint color option
  • Michelin Scorcher tires
  • All-black powertrain
  • Tank medallion
  • Chrome exhaust with dual straight-cut staggered shorty mufflers
  • 4.7-gallon Street Bob fuel tank
  • Black Steel Laced wheels
  • Chopped rear fender without support covers
  • Solo seat
  • Stainless steel, internally-wired mini ape-hanger handlebar
  • Top triple clamp with integrated riser
  • Wrinkle-black low-profile tank console with electronic speedometer
  • Wrinkle-black battery box and belt guard
  • Retro-style LED tail light
  • Street Bob air-cleaner trim ring

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Bob Specs:

Engine:

  • Air-cooled, Twin Cam 96
  • Displacement (in./cc): 96/1584
  • Fuel System: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Cruise Drive
  • Miles Per Gallon: 43 MPG combined City/Hwy
  • Fuel Capacity (U.S. gals/liters): 4.7/17.8
  • Power: 92 ft.lbs. torque @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions:

  • Length (in./mm): 92.8/2357
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 25.5/648
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 64.2/1631

Tires:

  • Front: Michelin Scorcher “31” 100/90-19 57H
  • Rear: Michelin Scorcher “31” 160/70-17 73V

Wheels:

  • Front: Black Steel Laced 19 in. x 2.5 in. (483 mm x 64 mm)
  • Rear: Black Steel Laced 17 in. x 4.5 in. (432 mm x 114 mm)

Weight:

  • 637lbs. /289kg.

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Bob Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $12,999
  • Ember Red Sunglo / $13,384
  • Black Denim / $13,384

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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