As reported by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada has begun facilitating the delivery of a limited quantity of the 2012 Touring, Trike and Sportster® models to some Retailers in Canada giving Customers an opportunity to get on a 2012 Harley-Davidson® model as of mid-July, with much of the riding season still ahead.
These models will also be available for free test rides as of early August 2011 through the Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada-hosted Test Our Metal Program. For information on free test ride locations and dates, please refer to the “demo ride” button on the main page of www.harleycanada.com. Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson® Summer Dealer Meeting in Anaheim, California.
2012 Sportster® Models: Personalization and Power
The six 2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® models range from the affordable Dark CustomTM roadster-inspired Iron 883TM motorcycle to the track-inspired performance of the XR1200XTM bike. Each Sportster® model offers the heartbeat of an authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.
|2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® (Photo: Harley-Davidson)
Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster® 1200 Custom bike, the motorcycle that introduced the Web-based H-D1TM Bike Builder factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, Customers can personalize their 1200 Custom motorcycle with the seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint, and engine finish options of their choice, which are then installed right at the Factory.
Even more Retailer-installed accessories can be added, and viewed, on the Bike Builder site. The Customer can then print out a description of their bike and bring it to a Harley-Davidson® Retailer where they can review the motorcycle with trained staff, select additional accessories to be installed by the Retailer to further customize the motorcycle, and then place an order. 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® Retailer.
All 2012 Sportster® models will have Michelin® ScorcherTM tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the Sportster® motorcycle to provide an ideal grip, an even wear and a longer life. Fifteen Sportster® paint options include seven new colour choices for 2012. Side covers will be finished in either Gloss Black or Denim Black to match the finish on other bodywork. The Forty-EightTM model will have a new tank graphic.
2012 Harley-Davidson® Sportster® Models
• Iron 883TM
• Sportster® 1200 Custom
2012 Touring Models: The Legend Rolls On
For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson® Touring models are powered by a Twin Cam 103TM engine with Automatic Compression Release and an integrated oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103TM engine provides an outstanding performance around town and on the open road.
|2012 Harley-Davidson® Touring® (Photo: Harley-Davidson)
All Touring models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise DriveTM transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and 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 manoeuvrability 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 Aluminium Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and repair. Six new colours or colour 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 Models: Three Wheelin’
The 2012 Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle 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.
|2012 Harley-Davidson®Trike® (Photo: Harley-Davidson)
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 GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle inspires confidence, passion and independence in any riding situation. The Tri GlideTM Ultra Classic® motorcycle will be available in three colour combinations: Vivid Black, Big Blue Pearl/Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo/Merlot Sunglo.