2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Motorcycle

A street-smart Harley-Davidson performer built to push limits, with menacing blacked out looks, adjustable suspension and pinpoint braking.

Wrapped around a high-torque, 1200 cc Evolution® engine, Michelin® Scorcher® tires, and fully-adjustable, high-performance Showa® suspension, the XR1200X™ is a meticulously honed machine with premium handling and a commanding riding position that leaves the rider with a feeling that can only be described as “aggressive fun.” harley-davidson, harley davidson, harley-davidson motorcycles, harley-davidson motorcycle, 2012 harley-davidson, 2012 harley-davidson xr1200x, harley-davidson xr1200x

Bold, racing heritage, perfectly tuned for road performance, the XR1200X™ stands out like no other Harley® model to date.

With a tank and tail section designed to evoke the legendary Harley-Davidson® XR750™ – the king of the gritty American flat-track scene – the XR1200X™ puts its mechanical character on display.

Wide flat-track bars and rearset footpegs position an assertive rider for active control. The XR1200X has a blacked-out powertrain and exhaust, revised tank graphics, and black wheels with an orange rim pinstripe.

Key Features:

Authentic Styling

Blacked Out Look
The agile XR1200X motorcycle is draped in a satin black finish for a menacing look. From the black powder-coated engine and straight-shot, high-performance exhaust to the upside-down forks, and the black cast aluminum wheels with orange rim highlight that jet the bike into a whole new era of race-inspired motorcycles—the XR1200X embraces the dark side while paying homage to the old school flat tracker that inspired its style and ease of handling.

XR 750 – Inspired Fuel Tank
The fuel tank on the XR1200X model is integrated with the air intake underneath the XR 750-inspired fuel tank cover. Throwback graphics echo the bike’s flat tracker heritage and hundreds of championships won while giving the XR1200X a truly unique style for the road.

2012 Harley-Davidson XR1200X Motorcycle

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two

Authentic ’70s chopper attitude meets modern power and premium H-D styling in this bare-bones, lowrider-inspired radical custom.

2012 harley-davidson, 2012 harley-davidson 72, 2012 harley-davidson seventy two, 2012 harley-davidson xl1200v seventy-twoThe Harley-Davidson® Seventy-Two™ motorcycle is a metal flake dream machine, a Sportster® on a trip back to the days when the cool kids rode a Sting-Ray and the big boys parked choppers in a row on the curb. Those motorcycles were long and lean; candy-apple color and gleaming chrome shimmering in hazy summer sunlight.

From its Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint and ape bars to its narrow whitewall tires, the Seventy-Two is a respectful nod to that era, and to the influence of the custom culture that still percolates today along Whittier Boulevard, the legendary cruising street in East Los Angeles also known as Route 72.

A new generation of custom builder is tapping into that era and making a fresh statement, not just in California but in garages across the country, even around the world.

“In creating the Seventy-Two, we were also inspired by the vibe of the early chopper era,” says Frank Savage, Harley-Davidson Manager of Industrial Design. “Those bikes were colorful and chromed, but also narrow and stripped down to the essentials. You look at period examples and they are almost as simple as a bicycle. It’s a custom style that’s very particular to America and that California scene.”

Metal flake, an iconic design element of the ‘70s, appeared in everything from dune buggy gel coat to vinyl diner upholstery, and on custom motorcycles. Harley-Davidson brings the sparkle back on the Seventy-Two with Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint.

This new finish is created by applying a black base coat, followed by a polyurethane system that carries hexagon-shaped flakes that are more than seven times the diameter of metal flake used in typical production paint.

Each flake is coated with a thin aluminum film and then tinted red. Four applications of clear coat, combined with hand sanding, create a smooth finish over the flakes.

“The final touch to the Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint is a logo on the tank top and pinstripe scallop details on both fenders,” says Savage. “Each was originally created by hand, and we recreated that art in a decal for production, so they still have the appearance of hand-applied graphics in that they are not exactly perfect. The graphics are then covered with a final clear coat application.”

A solo seat and side-mounted license plate bracket leave much of the chopped rear fender – and more of that paint – exposed on the Seventy-Two. The powertrain is finished in Gray powdercoat with chrome covers and a new round air cleaner with a dished cover. A classic Sportster 2.1-gallon “peanut” fuel tank adds a final period touch to the motorcycle.

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two

Harley-Davidson: 2011 Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster Motorcycle

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NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON® 1200 CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE ROLLS WIDE AND PROUD
H-D1™ Factory Customization Offers Selection of Factory-Installed Options

Harley-Davidson MotorcyclesCONCORD, Ontario (February 2, 2011) – A wide front end and chunky 16-inch tire give the new Harley-Davidson™ 1200 Custom motorcycle a proud stance that is strong and contemporary.

Introduced as a mid-year addition to the 2011 Harley-Davidson® model line-up, the 1200 Custom motorcycle also features new wheels, a pull-back handlebar, and a reshaped LED tail lamp.

These elements combine to give the 1200 Custom motorcycle an exciting new look, which are only a starting point for this Sportster® model.

The 1200 Custom motorcycle will also debut H-D1™ Factory Customization – a new opportunity that allows the Customer to choose from seven option categories to optimize fit, function, and style.

By selecting from available Factory-installed wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, foot control position, security system, and engine finish, the Customer can create a 1200 Custom that is a truly personalized motorcycle. Factory customization is the latest element of Harley-Davidson® customization, which also includes Genuine Motor Parts™ and Genuine Motor Accessories™ catalogues, Fit Shop and Bike Builder on www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder, Genuine Motor Accessories™ Custom Seat and Custom Paint programs, Chrome Consultant and Fit Shop advisors at Harley-Davidson® Retail locations, and much more.

A Sportster® Model with Phattitude

The 1200 Custom motorcycle offers a new look, but is a Sportster® motorcycle to the core, offering a compelling combination of bold styling, nimble handling and the irresistible beat of American V-Twin performance.

Key features of the 2011 1200 Custom motorcycle include:

” Air-cooled Evolution® 1,200 cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 79 ft. lbs. peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
” Powertrain is finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers.
” NEW chrome, five-Spoke cast aluminium wheels front and rear. Front and rear wheels are 16 x 3.0 inches.
” NEW Michelin® Scorcher® 31 tires; 130/90B 16 front and 150/80B16 M/C 77H rear.
” NEW wider fork spacing and polished triple clamps.
” Pull-back handlebar mounted on a curved riser that incorporates an LED warning light display.
” NEW reshaped classic Sportster® “eyebrow” over the headlamp.
” NEW tail light is smaller and has a new shape with a bright, maintenance free LED module.
” NEW front suspension rates are re-tuned to match the new tire/wheel combination. 39 mm front fork with 30 degrees of rake.
” Polished forward foot controls.
” Coil-over pre-load adjustable rear shocks.
” Two-up seat is standard. Laden seat height is 26.6 inches.
” The 4.5-gallon fuel tank offers long riding range.

Harley-Davidson: 2011 Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson 2011 Blackline Motorcycle

MILWAUKEE – Lean as wire, hard as iron and dark as a tar road at midnight, the new Blackline motorcycle is a Harley-Davidson Softail model pared to the bone.

New Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

The Blackline throws new fuel on a fire that burns across generations, an unquenchable desire to ride.

A rebellious creation of the Dark Custom movement, the Blackline celebrates three fundamental elements of motorcycling:

mechanical beauty, internal combustion, and the long black line of the road ahead.

The Blackline balances allegiance with rebellion, discarding previous conventions of color and chrome for a Dark Custom look that’s honest, functional and attainable.

Visual elements of the original bobber movement are combined with the raw, hand-hewn style embraced by today’s young builders.

Lean and Tight
The rear fender is bobbed high-and-tight over a slim, 144mm tire that emphasizes an authentic hardtail profile. The compact headlight and speedometer are tucked low into the wide, FX front end, and there’s just enough shine to make the black parts look blacker. Black-rimmed laced wheels complete a look that’s tough, tempered and undeniably Harley-Davidson.

The styling spotlight shines on a Big Twin engine dressed in black and silver, and on a fuel tank shaved smooth and low. Aboard the Blackline, the rider hugs the frame on the lowest two-up seat ever offered by Harley-Davidson, and reaches high for new Split Drag™ handlebars that bolt right to the top triple-clamp.

The Softail chassis utilizes rear suspension control provided by coil-over shock absorbers mounted horizontally along the frame rails below the powertrain, where they are out of sight. So while the swingarm section replicates the lines of a vintage hardtail frame, the Blackline delivers suspension performance and handling that are thoroughly modern.

The internally counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B engine is rigid-mounted within the frame, creating a solid connection between rider and the power that moves the motorcycle to enhance the emotional experience of riding.

Harley-Davidson 2011 Blackline Motorcycle

The 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Motorcycle

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Water cooled, 1250cc, V-twin, DOHC

Styled for performance-minded enthusiasts who like a blacked-out, no-hassle ride, the Night Rod Special model takes the VRSC™ family on a sinister trip down a dark alley.

It features black wheels, black frame, black fork lowers, triple clamps, swingarm, racing stripes on the airbox cover and a color-matched speed screen visor.

What makes it a true member of the VRSC family are things like the aggressive, drag-inspired riding position, the amazing power of the Revolution engine and the distinctive sound and feel that only Harley-Davidson can provide.

This power motorcycle cruiser has a drag style low rise handlebar that places you in an aggressive power cruiser riding position. The H-D Night Rod Special exhaust has dual Harley mufflers with black end caps.

Exhaust shields are also found on the VRSCDX Harley exhaust. This motorcycle muffler system proves that a performance exhaust can still be a beautiful set of pipes.

In addition to the beautiful Harley exhaust, the Harley Night Rod Special VRSCDX has an ultra wide rear tire – exactly what you want on the back of your power motorcycle cruisers. Check out this power cruiser and discover why this power motorcycle cruiser stands out from the rest.


The 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCDX Night Rod Special Motorcycle

The 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson: The fast, powerful and aggressive V-Rod Muscle™ motorcycle is built for riders who want a little extra beef with their horsepower.

Harley-Davidson Muscle Motorcycle

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, Revolution®, 60° V-Twin

Big meaty air scoops, muscle-bound mufflers, 240 mm rear tire, fastback-style tail section and massive airbox compliment the power of the 1250 cc liquid-cooled Revolution engine.

Ride the V-Rod Muscle™ and experience the true definition of “power cruiser.”

This brawny beast is for performance enthusiasts who crave power and control, with a dash of intimidation, in a package that is all Harley-Davidson.

The triple gauge cluster reflects Harley-Davidson’s take on custom sport motorcycle styling-bold and sleek, illuminated in yellow, orange and red for a distinct look.

Including easy to read mph,rpm and fuel gauges, the instrument cluster is built onto an internally wired, meaty 1.5″ angular cast handlebar.

Race-inspired, 43mm inverted front forks help reduce unsprung weight and increase strength and rigidity of the assembly.

They add to the wide look that flows all the way through to the tail of the V-Rod Muscle Motorcycle. Strong and sporty- the front end is a testament to the dominating look of a modern muscle car.

The V-Rod Muscle Motorcycle proves that a performance exhaust can still be a beautiful set of pipes. Satin chrome, dual side exhaust with fat turnout mufflers combines the style of a muscle car with top of the line Harley-Davidson performance at every twist of the throttle. Jetting out past the rear axle, these dominating pipes add to the fierce, beefy look of this Motorcycle.

The 2011 Harley-Davidson VRSCF V-Rod Muscle Motorcycle

The 2011 Harley-Davidson FLTRU Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle

The Harley-Davidson Road Glide® Ultra combines the light handling and wind-splitting aerodynamics of a frame-mounted fairing with a full complement of touring appointments for the devoted long distance rider and passenger.

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Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers

Plus New PowerPak Touring Combo and Available ABS for Softail® models

The innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines

Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle Key Features

The Road Glide® Ultra combines the light handling and wind-splitting aerodynamics of a frame-mounted fairing with a full complement of touring appointments for the devoted long-distance rider and passenger.

The innovative Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today’s powerful engines.

The FLTRU comes with new Vented lower fairings with integral storage compartments and new PowerPak setup with large, 1690 cc, Twin Cam 103™ engine, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and Harley-Davidson® Smart Security System with hands-free fob. And thats not all!

NEW Injection Molded King Tour-Pak® with soft luggage liners, storage pockets and wrap-around rear tail/brake lights; 2.26 cu. ft. volume

NEW 80-watt, four-speaker Harmon/Kardon® Advanced Audio with CD/MP3 player, and CB/Intercom

NEW One-piece, two-up Electra Glide® classic comfort stitch seat shaped to improve rider leg reach to the ground, and to provide better lower back support

The 2011 Harley-Davidson FLTRU Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle