Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200

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Harley-Davidson has manufactured under the Sportster model since 1957, making it the Company’s longest running The earliest Sportsters were with 883 cc and 1,000 cc Ironhead The Sportster 1200 debutted in

Background of the Sportster 1200

has manufactured motorcycles under the model family since making it the Motor Company’s running model. The earliest were equipped with 883 cc and cc Ironhead engines. The Sportster debutted in 1988.

In an effort to increasing competition from and Japanese imports following War II, Harley-Davidson introduced the mid-sized K in 1952. Harley outfitted the K motorcycles with the side-valve engine. By 1957 Harley had developed a new overhead-valve engine, the

The K series was discontinued and the Sportster was employing the Ironhead engine. The Sportsters retained the basic of the K models and the crankcase design, both the engine and the transmission in the casting.

The Sportster used the engine until the 1986 year. Harley-Davidson had introduced the cc Evolution engine on five of its Big models in 1984. For the 1986 year the Motor Company out with an 883 cc and 1,100cc version of the for the Sportster family.

Early Years

The first 1200 appeared for the 1988 year when Harley the displacement of the 1,100 Evolution Variations of the Sportster 1200 been in the line up ever That first Sportster was equipped with a four-speed chain final drive and a reported 58 horsepower at 5,200

Harley gave the Sportster belt final drive and a transmission beginning with the model year. The 1996 year saw two new versions of the Sportster added to the HD lineup, the Sportster Sport and Custom.

The Sportster Sport featured cast flat track handlebars and cartridge type front and adjustable rear gas reservoir The Sport version of the Sportster was discontinued after the 2003 year. The Sportster 1200 had a skinnier 21 inch front

Middle Years

The Sporster family underwent changes for the 2004 model A new frame brought greater and the Evolution engine was rubber-mounted to the reducing vibration. The Sportsters got wider rear tires, 150 mm, up the previous 130 mm.

The battery and oil tank moved under the seat and the 2004 models a cleaner

There were only Sportster models in the 2004 up, the Sportster 883 and 883 Custom and the Sportster Custom and 1200 Roadster. The new on the Sportsters added 67 pounds to the 1200 Custom, up to 558 lbs from 491 lbs weight) on the 2003 Custom. The 1200 Roadster had a dry weight of 557 compared to the 491 lbs of the 2003 Sportster

The new Roadster had a 29.9 seat wide handlebars, and new design tank. The wheels were 13 silver cast, 16 in. in the rear and 19 in. up Harley would drop the after the 2008 model

Later Years

A new model the Sporster 1200 line up for the season, the Sportster 1200 Featuring a 28 in. seat height, the Low had that were an inch back than the other and mid-mount foot controls.

2007 marked the 50th of the Sportster and Harley-Davidson offered models in the Sportster family year, five of them There was the Custom, Roadster and Low as as the new Sportster 1200 Nightster and the edition 50th Anniversary 1200. All of the Sportster models got injection for 2007.

Harley-Davidson only 2,000 of the anniversary The limited edition Sportster was available in two-tone Mirage and Vivid Black with the anniversary logo on the tank and bar clamp nameplate.

The Nightster had a gritty appeal, with Gray powder coated black front fork, low rise handlebars and clutch and levers. A side mounted plate holder, black wheels and staggered chrome slash cut dual exhausts to the attitude of the Nightster. Its solo had a height of 26.3 inches.

referred to the looks of the Nightster as retro-chic.

In 2008 Harley-Davidson left the 1200 line up pretty the same, with the exception of the of the limited edition 105th Sportster 1200 Custom. The edition Custom had 105th badging and came in the two-tone Copper and Vivid Black scheme.

The Harley-Davidson XR1200X and the

Two new models joined the Sportster line up in 2010, the Sportster and the XR1200X. The Forty-Eight was one of Harley’s Custom line of bikes. It a 2.1 gallon peanut fuel which first appeared on in 1948, providing the inspiration for the name.

The XR1200X was inspired by XR750 flat track of the 1970s. The XR1200X had brushed, shot dual exhausts, inverted front forks and shocks and black three cast aluminum wheels.

The Seventy-Two

The Sportster XL1200V debuted in the 2012 model The Seventy-Two harkens back to chopper style and the custom of Los Angele’s Whittier Boulevard, named Route 72. The Seventy-Two lots of metal flake a peanut fuel tank, tires and ape hanger handlebars

The Sportster in Culture

A rather appearance by the Sportster 1200 on live local television in May of Reporter Stephanie Berzinski of in Winston-Salem, NC was doing a feature on Safety Month called Babe”. Berzinski had recently her motorcycle license after a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course.

At the conclusion of the report was slated to ride, on live TV, a 1200 across a parking Upon stopping the Sportster she had trouble engaging the kick and dropped the bike.

The Sportster has had its share of appearances in movies and on some more notable others.

Wild Hogs

When four middle men from Cincinnati head out the country on their motorcycles run into more adventure they anticipated, especially they come across the Del motorcycle gang. Dudley played by actor William H. the nerdiest and least experienced of the group, rides a Harley-Davidson 1200.

Buffy The Vampire (1992)

High school senior, Summers, is a typical teen-ager, she learns that she is destined to be a slayer. In a one scene Buffy, by actress Kristy Swanson, is riding a Sportster 1200.

films and TV shows have the Sportster 1200 in minor and in the background, including:


Bedtime Stories (2008)

in Darkness (2002)

The Crow: of Angels (1996)

CSI: Scene Investigation on CBS

ABC Family’s 10 I Hate About You

The Border on CBC

Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster
Harley-Davidson XL1200N Sportster Nightster


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