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2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

When Harley-Davidson introduced the Street Glide in 2006, it wasn’t that popular, the stripped-down tourer featuring the smaller, 88 ci and five-speed transmission.

That changed in 2007, when Harley offered the Street Glide with the 96 ci and 6-Speed transmission; the motorcycle known for it’s batwing fairing and low suspension was more successful.

But Harley took the Street Glide FLHX one step further for 2012, offering it with a rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine that produces 100 ft. lbs. of torque.

Although more power, the 2012 Street Glide still arrives rolling on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm “developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines.”

The power of the Twin Cam 103 is transferred to the ground through a 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System (IDS). And stopping all this power is a Brembo 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake system.

Other amenities on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide for the touring motorcyclist are air-adjustable rear shocks, full-length rider foot boards, a height-adjustable passenger footboards and a six-gallon fuel tank to go the distance.

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

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLHX Highlights:

  • NEW Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 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)
  • Sculpted seat for added comfort and easier straddling
  • Custom floorboard for comfort and confidence
  • 18-inch front wheel with a lower-profile, 130/80B18 tire
  • 2-into-1 exhaust and single, four-inch-diameter chrome muffler
  • Red stop/turn/tail lights with chrome bracket that doubles as a visor over the low-mounted license plate
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Black, Slotted Disc cast aluminum wheels
  • Lowered rear suspension
  • Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing with smoke, mini wind deflector and fairing-mount mirrors
  • Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console
  • Deep FL front fender with no trim
  • Stainless steel, classic touring handlebar
  • One-piece, two-up Street Glide seat with perforated insert
  • Injection-molded hard saddlebags with color- matched latches; 26 cu. ft. volume
  • Inserts fill the spaces between the saddlebags and the rear fender
  • Silver-faced, fairing-mounted electronic speedometer and tachometer plus fuel, voltage, oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauge
  • Streamliner footboards, brake pedal and passenger pegs
  • 40-watt, two-speaker Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon with CD/MP3 player
  • Tri-line LED rear fender tip light

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLHX Specs:


  • 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


  • Length (in./mm): 95/2413
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 26.1/663
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613


  • Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias blackwall front and rear
  • Front: D408F BW 130/70B18 63H
  • Rear: D407 BW 180/65B16 81H


  • Front: Back Slotted 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum 18 in. x 3.5 in. (457 mm x 89 mm)
  • Rear: Black Slotted 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum 16 in. x 5 in. (406 mm x 127 mm)
  • Optional Style: Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced

Weight (as shipped):

  • 785lbs. /356kg.

2012 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $19,499
  • Big Blue Pearl / $19,994
  • Ember Red Sunglo / $19,994
  • Black Denim / $19,994
  • Tequila Sunrise/H-D Orange / $20,499

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