New 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster, Touring, And Trike.

Harley-Davidson has begun delivery of all 15 models in the 2012 Touring, Trike (North America only) and Sportster lines to its dealers in the U.S. and Europe. These motorcycles will be available for sale immediately, giving customers an opportunity to get on a 2012-model Harley-Davidson with much of the riding season still available. Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson summer dealer meeting in Anaheim, California

2012 Sportster: Personalization and Power

The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the affordable Dark Custom roadster posture of the Iron 883™ to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200X™. Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster® 1200 Custom, the motorcycle that introduced the web-based H-D1™ Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, customers can personalize their 1200 Custom with seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint and engine finish options that are installed right at the factory. Even more dealer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. Customers can expect to be riding their new bike in as little as four weeks from the time an order is placed with an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer. All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® Scorcher™ tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster motorcycle to provide ideal grip, even wear and longer life. Fifteen Sportster paint options include seven new color choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either gloss black or denim black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic. 2012 Sportster models are: SuperLow™, Iron 883™, Sportster® 1200 Custom, Nightster®, Forty-Eight™, XR1200X™

2012 Touring: The Legend Rolls On

For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine with Automatic Compression Release and an integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103 provides outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and an Isolated Drive System for smooth power delivery. The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis has a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and two-piece swingarm designed to deliver responsive maneuverability and long-haul durability. Chassis geometry and suspension are calibrated to deliver confident handling and comfort.

All Touring models except the Ultra Limited will offer a new “tubeless” Chrome Lace Aluminum Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair. Six new colors or color combinations are among the 12 paint options offered within the 2012 Touring model line. 2012 Harley-Davidson Touring models: Road King®, Road King® Classic, Electra Glide® Classic, Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®, Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, Street Glide®, Road Glide® Custom, Road Glide® Ultra

2012 Trike: Three Wheelin’

The 2012 Tri Glide Ultra Classic brings original-equipment design, quality and service to the three-wheel motorcycle segment, based on chassis structure and geometry engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. With a deluxe Tour-Pak™ carrier and integrated trunk, a four-speaker/ 80-watt Harman/Kardon® Advanced Audio System, electronic cruise control and electric reverse drive, the Tri Glide Ultra Classic inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation. The Tri Glide Ultra will be available in three color combinations: Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl / Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo / Merlot Sunglo.

15 Responses to “New 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster, Touring, And Trike.”

  1. 1 lonny Jun 29th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    What ??? NO Water cooling!!!

  2. 2 John Bradington Jun 29th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Lonny. Wait. Other models to be released July 20. Water cooling mi-2012 or 2013?

  3. 3 Hondo Cat Jun 29th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Disapointed the MoCo didn’t upgrade the entire 1200 Sportster line with the XR1200’s engine…

  4. 4 Alfy Jun 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    What is that model depicted on the cover of the French magazine Moto Journal?

    A liquid cooled 2012 VR750R!!!!


  5. 5 just my opinion Jun 29th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I thought I read on this site not too long ago that the trike was discontinued. What happened did HD change that? Or is this the last model year for the trike?

  6. 6 Hungouver Jun 29th, 2011 at 4:08 pm


  7. 7 Big Mike Jun 29th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    just my opinion
    Jun 29th, 2011 at 3:43 pm
    I thought I read on this site not too long ago that the trike was discontinued. What happened did HD change that? Or is this the last model year for the trike?

    They only discontinued the Street Glide Trike.

  8. 8 J Jun 29th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Harley won’t be spending on any infrastructure to produce new models (i.e.- liquid cooled heads) until the Bombay plant is up and running…….

    Hadji Davidson.

  9. 9 Jose Jun 29th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Let’s wait July 20th. I think it’s when we will get the big news.

  10. 10 hk Jun 29th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    The sportster looks a little too trying to be crossover buell style .I liked it better as an easy to make a cheap bobber bike .If its going to be modern why not make it a totally new model .has the same shape of tail from 2001 gsxr 1000.wheels are dated style

  11. 11 Keith Stone - Kiki & Angel Jun 29th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Your know your clients are getting old when you roll out the BRAND … NEWeeeeeeW……. T-R-I-K-E !!!!!! for 2012′ LOL Next years model needs to come with a gun rack, and a place to hold my wheel chair….. And a GPS built in the dash with navigation to the Bingo Parlor, and the Casino ! ! !
    I’m gunna buy that pimp scooter/trike/HD/thing/mobile ! LOL

    If I take my glasses off, and look at the AWESOME CYRIL HUZE BLOG pictures, It looks just like the bikes I was riding in 1912…. Same thing, Might have some different wires, maybe paint….. same bike… 😉

  12. 12 luSca custom design Jun 30th, 2011 at 3:30 am

    and where is the 883R model? pheraps the best buy 883…

  13. 13 Calif Phil Jun 30th, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I am glad to see the tubes go away. Touring bikes should not have tubes.

  14. 14 Toby Jun 30th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    So the bigger 103″ is standard now. I wonder if this is due to the de-tuning to meet EPA regs. Prices look to be about $500 higher. The implied price for the 2011 103″ upgrade was about $800 although you could not get it without the PowerPak option.

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