Buyers Guide 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Buyer's Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Buyer's Guide

A fat-tired, slow-slung cruiser, the 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom lives up to its name. With plenty of chrome, wire-spoked 16-inch wheels, and an attitude-charged profile, the Custom name is covered; emulsion shocks and cartridge forks, along with Michelin Scorcher 31 tires and a bit of cornering clearance salutes the Sportster moniker.

The feet-forward stance looks good, and the pullback bars make for good ergonomics. With a cavernous 4.5-gallon tank, you won’t want to run it dry in one stint, but fewer gas stops is always a good thing. Not quite as steady as you might like on the freeway at open road speeds, the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200C is an excellent around town bike with plenty of style.

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2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Evolution V-twin
  • Bore x stroke: 3.5 x 3.811 inches
  • Displacement: 73.4 cubic inches (1202cc)
  • Maximum torque: 73 ft/lbs @ 3750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10:1
  • Fuel system: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Cooling: Air
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Clutch: Web multi-plate
  • Primary drive: Chain
  • Final drive: Belt

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Mild tubular steel
  • Front suspension: Non-adjustable 39mm forks/4.1 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Preload-adjustable emulsion shocks/2.1 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 130/90 x 16; Harley-Davidson Michelin Scorcher 31
  • Rear tire: 150/80 x 16; Harley-Davidson Michelin Scorcher 31
  • Front wheel: 16” x 3”; Steel laced rim
  • Rear wheel: 16” x 3”; Steel laced rim
  • Front brake: 300mm disc w/ dual piston caliper
  • Rear: 260mm disc w/ dual piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional ($795)

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • L x H x W: 87.6 x 45.3 x 33.1 inches
  • Seat height: 28 inches
  • Wheelbase: 60.2 inches
  • Rake: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Right lean angle: 26.2 degrees
  • Left lean angle: 28.3 degrees
  • Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 587 pounds
  • Estimated EPA fuel consumption: 48 mpg

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Colors:

  • Vivid Black
  • Velocity Red Sunglo
  • Corona Yellow Pearl
  • Superior Blue/Billet Silver

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom Prices (MSRP):

  • $10,999 (Vivid Black)
  • $11,349 (Velocity Red Sunglo; Corona Yellow Pearl)
  • $11,549 (Superior Blue/Billet Silver) MSRP.

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Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 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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