2017 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom

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There’s a comfortable seat. A ground-devouring suspension. Putting 1200cc of H-D® low-end torque to the pavement never felt better.

We named it “Custom” for a reason.

The Sportster® 1200 Custom model has plenty to back up its street brawling attitude. You’ve got 1200cc of world-famous H-D low-end torque to motivate you down the asphalt and a comfortable seat and suspension to make it all feel just right. And classic custom detailing, featuring black finishes complimented by chrome. Stand out on any street in the world.

Authentic Styling

  • CHROME 5-SPOKE CAST WHEELS: When it comes to custom, standout wheels are a must. The 1200 Custom motorcycle features brilliant chrome 5-spoke wheels that cast striking reflections wherever you go. Custom style for a custom ride.
  • FAT FRONT END: Leading the way for the 1200 Custom motorcycle is a fat, in-your-face front end. The thick triple clamp and beefy front tire wrapped around a 16-inch 5-spoke chrome cast wheel will not be denied. Take a look and you'll see the true custom character of a Sportster® motorcycle, but just a little fatter and a little more custom.
  • REAR LED LIGHTING: Low profile in style, but big and bright when you need it most. The rear LED beam on the 1200 Custom motorcycle fits the contours of the rear fender perfectly, and the array of fast-acting red LED lamps grabs everyone's attention both during the day and at night. License plate mounts are slotted nearby to offer a convenient and noticeable spot for your tag.
  • CLOSED LOOP EXHAUST SYSTEM: Designed to meet future worldwide emissions standards and the standards of future generations of Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. This closed loop exhaust system delivers heart-pounding performance in the key of the trademark Harley-Davidson rumble. With its robust, soul-stirring big twin design, durable mufflers with exhaust shields, a catalyst and mini heated oxygen sensors that improve emissions and drivability, this system is not only better for the environment, it makes riding better.
  • TACH AND GEAR INDICATOR READOUT: Even though none of us would want to admit it, from time to time, we've all had to kick our shift lever back down to 1 to figure out what gear we were in. The Sportster® models get a speedometer with a gear indicator readout and a tachometer that can be activated by your trip switch. Now you've got all the information you need to keep it in the power band at the touch of a finger.

Comfort

  • TWO-UP CUSTOM SEAT WITH ALL-DAY COMFORT: The 1200 Custom motorcycle sports a sleek one-piece, two-up classic seat that has all the premium material, stitching and style you expect from Harley-Davidson, the motorcycle makers who've been putting their own seats in the saddle for over a hundred years. The latest 21 Century materials let us keep the sleek style, but add even more all-day comfort to your ride. It's a great seat to go solo, and has plenty of room to bring along a friend.
  • PULLBACK HANDLEBAR: Sink into the saddle and let your arms fall naturally to the grips. The 1200 Custom motorcycle is equipped with a pullback handlebar that creates a comfortable, laidback cruising position. Stainless steel for a tough custom look, and about one inch closer to your chest, you're ready to take on the road ahead.
  • FORWARD-MOUNTED CONTROLS: With the custom forward-mounted controls on the 1200 Custom motorcycle, you can kick back a little and stretch your legs for the ultimate cruise through town or across the state line. It's time to take in the open road the way you were meant to—on a two-wheeled machine that keeps it as real as you do.
  • SUSPENSION FRONT AND REAR: From the day the first Sportster® motorcycle roared out of Milwaukee in 1957, the street has been its home turf. Raw power and looks were only part of the equation. The nimble, confident ride took it from there. So it's only right to give the ride quality of the Sportster family a major upgrade to use the latest technology. Up front, you have a brawny 39mm fork with cartridge damping to give you a sporting ride without the harshness. In back, we went with an emulsion rear shock with screw adjuster. It not only works overtime to soak up every bump the street throws your way, it also adjusts to fit your riding style. Simply turn the screw and you have a rear suspension set up to ride just the way you like it.

Handling

  • FOUNDATION BRAKE SYSTEM: Like riding itself, you can never go too far when it comes to improving a bike’s brakes. This is why for we gave the brake system of each Sportster® model a complete overhaul designed to improve performance, fit and finish. You have 300mm brake rotors and a powerful, stylized front caliper with 34mm pistons and stylized rear caliper to match. Other system features include an improved all-aluminum integrated rear master cylinder with reservoir, all-aluminum front master cylinder with reduced friction and higher efficiency, and stainless steel braided lines. It all adds up to more confidence on the road and more power and predictability when you squeeze the brakes.
  • MICHELIN® SCORCHER™ TIRES: Michelin® Scorcher™ tires provide the superior performance, sensational grip, impressive durability and excellent handling expected on a race-bred bike. The exclusive deep-cut tread design improves grip and water evacuation capability. Grip performance and durability is also enhanced by the tire's rubber compounds, which use the latest generation of Michelin synthetic polymers.

Iconic Engine

  • PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING: Feast your eyes on the 1200cc Evolution® engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads are topped off with chrome rocker covers, while chrome pushrods highlight the iconic V-Twin. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 1200c Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement about holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.
  • EVOLUTION® ENGINE: The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984. Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.
  • EVOLUTION® ENGINE INNOVATION: Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 1200cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the open road.

Pricing

  • California Emissions Fee - $100

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2017
Model 1200 Custom
Model Code 1200CUSTOM
Color Corona Yellow Pearl

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Wheels Chrome 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Tires

Front - 130/90B16 73H

Rear - 150/80B16 77H

Dimensions

Length 87.6 in.
Weight

As Shipped - 559 lb.

In Running Order - 587 lb.

Ground Clearance 4.3 in.
Wheelbase 60.2 in.
Seat Height

Laden - 26.6 in.

Unladen - 28 in.

Electrical

Lighting High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery

Engine

Engine Evolution®
Displacement 73.4 cu. in. (1203 cc)
Bore x Stroke 3.5 x 3.811 in.
Torque 70.8 ft.- lbs @ 3,500 rpm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
MPG Rating Combined City / Hwy - 48
Cooling Air
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, exhaust with slash-cut mufflers
Gear Ratio

Overall

1st - 9.315

2nd - 6.653

3rd - 4.948

4th - 4.102

5th - 3.517

Operational

Oil Capacity With filter - 2.8 qt.
Primary Drive Chain, 38/57 ratio
Rake Steering head (deg) - 30
Trail 4.2 in.
Instrumentation Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights

Other

Additional Colors Vivd Black, Velocity Red Sunglo, Superior Blue / Billet Silver