Motorcycle Types Cruiser 2012 Harley Seventy-Two | Quick Look

2012 Harley Seventy-Two | Quick Look

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster

Just as the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight used the Sportster 1200 platform to create a post-WWII classic, the new Seventy-Two is designed to be evocative of the chopper era of the early 1970s.

All of the visual clues are there, including a 2.1-gallon Peanut tank, mini-ape handlebars, a 21-inch front hoop (16 in the rear), lace wheels, and a healthy dose of chrome.

Despite its radical look, the rake is a conservative 30.1 degrees and the wheelbase a manageable 60 inches even.

A Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint scheme is stunning, and ups the price by $700.

2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two Quick Look:

  • ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
  • BORE x STROKE: 3.5″ x 3.812″
  • TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
  • WHEELBASE: 60.0 inches
  • RAKE: 30.1 degrees
  • SEAT HEIGHT: 26.6 inches
  • CURB WEIGHT: 555 pounds
  • PRICE: $10,499

For a review of the 2012 Harley Seventy-Two, click here. For a preview with specs, click here.

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Don Williams
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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