2012 Harley Davidson Switchback — SmartCycleShopper

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Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback

2012 Harley-Davidson Dyna Switchback FLD

Photos by Nelson Riles

For 2012 the Motor has introduced the new the Dyna Glide FLX model, which is actually two in one. With its color-matched saddlebags and fork-mounted windscreen in the Switchback is a full-on touring In seconds, the saddlebags and windshield can be without tools, transforming the into a boulevard cruiser–with its big nacelle, five-spoke aluminum and raised handlebar.

When time to hit the road for a long simply re-install the saddlebags and and the Switchback is ready for a road

2012 Harley Davidson

Switchbacks are powered by the latest of Harley’s Twin Cam V-twin, to 103 cubic inches (1690cc), in the frame and equipped with Sequential Port Fuel (ESPFI). Horsepower is not provided, but the 103 is at 100 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 which is about six percent than Harley’s 96-inch Displacement on the 103 comes from a bore (up from 3.75 on the and the compression ratio is now 9.6:1, up 9.2.

The TC 103 is equipped with an automatic release to make it easier for the to crank the big engine. There are no cold-start controls, and the engine almost instantly.

2012 Davidson Switchback

According to the Switchback is the lightest custom-touring in its displacement category; its 718 pounds weight is 94 pounds less a Road King’s. The big engine has throttle response and thanks to its weight, significantly outperforms the models. As with all rubber-mounted the motor shakes strongly at but smoothes out nicely on the highway.

The two-into-one chrome exhaust with a single muffler a deep, throaty exhaust

2012 Harley Davidson

A low-effort clutch connects the to the six-speed Cruise Drive The gearbox feels a bit stiff and loudly when engaged neutral, but provides solid The tall gearing in sixth the revs low, making riding more pleasant.

Harley Davidson Switchback

confidence-inspiring handling was a design The new front-end geometry, fork, and and tire specs are engineered to together to produce steering light and responsive. Harley’s chose a non-adjustable Showa with 41.3mm tubes, but in an divergence, they used a damper rod in the right side and a cartridge in the left side.

Suspension travel was reduced to front and 2.1 inches rear to a low look and seat height. springs up front and dual rear emulsion shocks dual-rate springs and adjustable support the bike.

2012 Davidson Switchback

A 130/70B18 D402F is used in front and a Dunlop D401 is out back. ABS is and single rotors with a front caliper and two-piston caliper provide stopping Black, five-spoke cast wheels; 18-inch front, rear, look nice and are to clean.

Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback

2012 Harley Switchback

The Switchback was designed to good with or without its or windscreen. The detachable windscreen in seconds and leaves little on the bike. Its detachable hard hold 75 percent of the volume of the Glide’s bags and have a cargo capacity of 30 pounds.

The external saddlebag locks are with the ignition key, and latches are designed to not interfere internal access, or reduce saddlebag volume. The hard slide onto their and lock in place securely. A inside each bag discourages when they are locked.

the bags removed, three knobs on each side are all visible of the mounting system.

consists of a tank-mounted analog with odometer, dual switchable to a clock or small display, and a fuel gauge. In to make the Switchback smaller and a 4.7-gallon fuel tank was This limits range but at its rated 42 mpg that works out to 197 miles to empty.

The one-piece, double saddle custom-stitched detail. Seat (unladen) is a low 27.4 inches and its front enables flat-foot for vertically challenged riders. to make it low, there’s padding in the middle.

2012 Davidson Switchback


The Switchback’s low seat height accommodate most riders, and the is easy to steer and handle for a with a large engine, at low speeds. There’s plenty of power, clutch effort is and shifting is cruiser-like. The brakes the machine effectively, although a front disc would be a feature.

Ride quality is firm, as the suspension tries to soak up The bike feels stable at and handles respectably, although the drag in tight turns.

Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback
Harley-Davidson FLD Switchback


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