Just as the name suggest, Harley Davidson has released it’s newest version of the 1200 Sportster for 2012, with the name Seventy-Two, offering all the chopper qualities seen on motorcycles in 1972, but now with a V-twin, air-cooled engine with Fuel Injection.
The Seventy-Two will re-introduce the “peanut” gas tank, which will hold 2.1 gallons of gas. The small tank is just one example of going back to simplicity and a thin, sleek, cool looking motorcycle.
With narrow fenders and whitewall tires, the motorcycle will come in three color choices; black denim, big blue pearl, or hard candy red metal flake. The black denim and big blue pearl bikes will start at $10,499, while the metal flake’s starting price will be at $11,199. Although not hand applied graphics, like back in the day, the decals on the red metal flake motorcycle were created by hand. These decals will give the look of graphics created by hand by having that “not exactly perfect” look.
The seventy-two comes with a solo seat and a side-mounted license plate bracket. This gives the chopped rear fender a chance to show off the 16-inch rear tire. The 21-inch whitewall front tire is mounted on a chrome-laced wheel. You’ll also find the speedometer mounted on the ten-inch mini-ape handlebars with two-inch risers.
If you are looking for a classic, custom look from the 70’s, stop by your nearest Harley Davidson dealer and check out the new Sportster Seventy-Two for 2012.