Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Harley Softail Slim | Quick Look

2012 Harley Softail Slim | Quick Look

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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Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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