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2012 Harley Electra Glide Classic | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide is built to appeal to the luxury motorcyclists, one who wants to travel the distance with all the amenities available.

The 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic does just this, but adds that vintage Harley styling that the enthusiasts crave, from the retro paint to the 28-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with whitewall tires.

But there’s more for 2012; the Electra Glide Classic has replaced the 96 ci with the 103, 1690cc engine that features 100 ft. lbs. of torque. All this power is transmitted to the ground through the 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission.

For long-distance travelers, the Electra Glide Classic features a Tour-Pak, which features 2.26 cu. ft. of saddlebag space. The luxury tourer also features air-adjustable rear shocks, and an optional electronic cruise control and the Security Package Option that bundles Anti-lock Brakes and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System.

Following are the highlights, specs, color options and MSRP for the 2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic:

2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic 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 and graphics
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
  • Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels
  • 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 electronic cruise control
  • Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing with clear, Lexan windshield
  • Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console
  • Deep FL front fender with trim
  • Stainless steel, easy-reach touring handlebar
  • One-piece, two-up Electra Glide classic comfort stitch seat, sculpted for added comfort and easier straddling
  • Passenger backrest with wrap-around armrests
  • Injection-molded hard saddlebags; 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Injection Molded Tour-Pak; 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Fairing-mounted electronic speedometer and tachometer plus fuel, voltage, oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauges
  • 40-watt, two-speaker Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon
  • LED rear fender tip light
  • Auxiliary passing lights

2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Specs:


  • Air-cooled Twin Cam 103TM 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): 98.3/2497
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 27.3/693
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613


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


  • 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 as Shipped (lbs./kg):

  • 827/375.1

2012 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic Color Options/MSRP:

  • Vivid Black / $19,499
  • Brilliant Silver Pearl / $20,054
  • Ember Red Sunglo / $20,054
  • Birch White/Midnight Pearl / $20,474


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.

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