2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Buyer’s Guide: Prices, Colors, and Specs

When you’re thinking of an elemental motorcycle stripped down to the basics, the 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 comes immediately to mind. The rubber-mounted 1202cc Evolution V-twin motor takes center stage, with plenty of satisfying vibes delivered to the rider and more than plenty of grunt for urban and highway rides.

The mild-steel frame is basic, with suspension that does better than its meager travel numbers suggest—the cartridge-style fork and emulsion-style shocks make the most of the movement allowed them. Don’t count out the higher-profile Michelin Scorcher 31 tires, as they help smooth out the inevitable rough spots in the road around town.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Buyer's Guide: Specs, Colors, Price, MSRP

The ergonomics favor a smaller rider, though the 29-inch seat height isn’t exceedingly low. The mini-apes give the rider an aggressive profiling posture, as the fists are in the wind. Mid-mount foot controls put the rider in a confident position. The solo seat helps the rider assert independence, while the headlight cowling and fork-slider covers add essential styling touches.

The base price for the 2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 remains in four figures at $9999 for the Vivid Black version. Be prepared to pay another $350 for either Black Denim or Stone Washed White Pearl. ABS is a fairly pricey option at $795.

We have tested the Harley-Davidson Iron 1200.

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Specs


  • Type: Air-cooled Evolution V-twin
  • Displacement: 73.4ci (1202cc)
  • Bore x stroke: 3.5 x 3.8”
  • Maximum torque: 73 ft-lbs @ 3500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10:1
  • Valvetrain: Pushrods, 2vpc
  • Cooling: Air
  • Lubrication: Dry sump
  • Transmission: 5-speed
    Primary drive: Chain
  • Final drive: Belt


  • Frame: Tubular mild steel
  • Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 39mm cartridge-style fork; 3.6 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Adjustable-preload variable rate spring w/ nitrogen-charged emulsion-style shocks; 1.6 inches
  • Wheels: Black 9-spoke
  • Front wheel: 19 x 2.15
  • Rear wheel: 16 x 3.00
  • Tires: Michelin Scorcher 31
  • Front tire: 100/90 x 19
  • Rear tire: 150/80 x 16
  • Front brake: 300mm disc w/ dual-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 260mm disc w/ dual-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional ($795)


  • Wheelbase: 59.6 inches
  • Rake: 30 degrees
  • Trail: 4.6 inches
  • Seat height: 28.9 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.3 gallons
  • Estimated fuel economy: 48 mpg
  • Curb weight: 564 pounds

2021 Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 Colors and Prices

  • Vivid Black: $9999 MSRP
  • Black Denim: $10,349
  • Stone Washed White Pearl: $10,349

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