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HARLEY-DAVIDSON 1200 CUSTOM – A new edition from the US-icon Harley Davidson

03.04.2011 / Milwaukee – Dubai – Cairo /

The Harley-Davidson Motor Company is always keen on offering its loyal existing customers as well as its potential customers new and modified version of the existing Harley model range. This time it is the Harley Davidson 1200 Custom, which chrome laced wheels and Micheling Tyres give a new stance.

A wide front end and a chunky 16-inch tyre give the new Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom a proud stance that’s strong and contemporary, says Harley Davidson.

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

The 1200 Custom offers a new look but it is a typical Sportster model 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 Harley Davidson 1200 Custom also include:

• Air-cooled Evolution?® 1200cc V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI), rated at 98Nm/72 ft. lbs. peak torque at 3200 rpm.

• Powertrain is finished in black powdercoat with chrome covers.

• A new chrome laced wheels, Front and rear wheels are 16 x 3.0 inches.

• A new Michelin?® Scorcher?® 31 tires; 130/90B 16 front and 150/80B16 M/C 77H rear.

• A new wider fork spacing and polished triple clamps.

• Pull-back handlebar mounted on a curved riser that incorporates an LED warning light display.

• A new reshaped classic Sportster “eyebrow� over the headlamp.

• A new tail light is smaller and has a new shape with a bright, low maintenance LED element.

• A new Front suspension rates are re-tuned to match the new tire/wheel combination. 39mm front fork with 30 degrees rake, Trail is 105mms.

• Polished forward foot controls.

• Coil-over pre-load adjustable rear shocks.

• Two-up seat is standard. Laden seat height is 710mms.

• The 17 litre fuel tank offers long riding range.

Unfortunately we did not drive the new 1200 Custom yet, that is why we cannot judge how the new wide front end and the chunky 16-inch Michelin Tyre affect the driving behavior.

But as soon as we do, you will find the detailed driving impression as usual here on !


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