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2012 Harley Ultra Classic | Preview

2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson returns in 2012 with it’s long-haul touring model that’s designed for “ultra” comfort – the Ultra Classic Electra Glide.

But the motorcycle that set that standard for convenient, cross-country touring hasn’t simply returned; replacing the Twin Cam 96 ci is the more powerful 103 ci with Electronic Port Fuel Injection and Electronic Throttle Control, an engine that produces 100 ft. lbs. of torque at 3250 rpm.

Also new on the 2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide are a laced-wheel option and color schemes.

And of course, all the touring amenities are there: four-speaker, 80-watt Harmon/Kardon Advanced Audio System; one-piece, two-up Electra Glide classic comfort stitch seat with passenger backrest; adjustable fairing-mounted air deflectors; vented removable fairing lowers with integral glove boxes; spacious Tour-Pak carrier and injection-molded hard saddlebags; standard electronic cruise control; and all the styling touches that unmistakably make it a Harley-Davidson.

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

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide 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
  • 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 electronic cruise control
  • Optional Original Equipment Custom Color paint program
  • Sculpted seat for added comfort and easier straddling
  • Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
  • Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
  • Black, 28-spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with narrow whitewall tires
  • Bat-wing, fork-mounted fairing with clear, Lexan windshield
  • Smoked Lexan adjustable fairing-mounted air deflectors
  • Vented removable lower fairings with integral storage compartments
  • Mid-frame air deflectors
  • Chrome, low-profile fuel tank console
  • Deep FL front fender with trim
  • Stainless steel, classic 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 hard Tour-Pak with soft luggage liners, storage pockets and wrap-around rear tail/brake lights; 2.26 cu. ft. volume
  • Fairing-mounted electronic speedometer and tachometer plus fuel, voltage, oil pressure and ambient air temperature gauges
  • 80-watt, four-speaker Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System with CD/MP3 player, and CB/Intercom
  • LED rear fender tip light
  • Auxiliary passing lights

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide 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. torque @ 3250 rpm

Dimensions:

  • Length (in./mm): 98.6/2504
  • Seat Height (laden) (in./mm): 27.3/693
  • Wheelbase (in./mm): 63.5/1613

Tires:

  • Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series, bias narrow whitewall
  • Front: D408F NW 130/80B17 65H
  • Rear: 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 as Shipped (lbs./kg):

  • 852/386.5

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

  • Vivid Black / $21,499
  • Ember Red Sunglo / $22,074
  • White Hot Pearl / $22,074
  • Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black / $22,514
  • Ember Red Sunglo/ Merlot Sunglo / $22,514
  • Tequila Sunrise/H-D Orange / $22,714

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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