2012 Harley Softail Slim | Quick Look

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2012 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

With a low seat that tapers to a narrow point just short of the fuel tank, the new-for-2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim is a welcoming machine to riders moving up to a big-inch bike for the first time.

Power is both plentiful and controllable, thanks to the likable Twin Cam 103B motor. Ergonomics trend toward cruising, rather than long-distance or aggressive riding, and that goes perfectly with the appealingly retro styling.

Black parts outnumber shiny bits, and fat 16-inch Dunlop complete the look, as Harley-Davidson goes for the 1950s custom bobber feel on the Softail Slim.

2012 Harley-Davidson Softail Slim Quick Stats:

  • ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 3.875″ x 4.38″
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 64.4 inches
  • RAKE: 31 degrees
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 25.9 inches
  • CURB WEIGHT: 725 pounds
  • PRICE: $14,499

For a review of the Softail Slim, click here. For a preview that includes specs, click here.

For a look into the entire 2012 motorcycle lineup, check out the Ultimate MotorCycling Digital Buyer’s Guide.

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