New Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and Sportster Models
Arrive at Dealerships

MILWAUKEE (June 29, 2011) Harley-Davidson has begun delivery
of all 15 models in the 2012 Touring, Trike (North America only), and Sportster
lines to its dealers in the U.S. and Europe. These motorcycles will be
available for sale immediately, giving customers an opportunity to get on a
2012-model Harley-Davidson with much of the riding season still available.
Shipment of these select 2012 models has been accelerated to provide greater
continuity of supply in dealerships during the peak summer selling season.
Additional 2012 models will be announced on July 20 at the Harley-Davidson
summer dealer meeting in Anaheim, California.

2012 Sportster: Personalization and Power

The six 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models range from the
affordable Dark Custom roadster posture of the Iron 883™ to the track-inspired
performance of the XR1200X™. Each Sportster model offers the heartbeat of an
authentic American V-Twin engine and pace-setting style and performance.

Back for its first full year of production is the Sportster®
1200 Custom, the motorcycle that introduced the web-based H-D1™ Bike Builder
factory customization process. Using Bike Builder, customers can personalize
their 1200 Custom with seat, handlebar, foot control, wheel, security, paint
and engine finish options that are installed right at the factory. Even more
dealer-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 dealer to review the motorcycle with trained staff, select
additional accessories to be installed by the dealer 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 dealer.

All 2012 Sportster models will have Michelin® Scorcher™
tires with a tread pattern designed, tested and styled specifically for the
Sportster motorcycle to provide ideal grip, even wear and longer life. Fifteen
Sportster paint options include seven new color choices for 2012. Side covers
will be finished in either gloss black or denim black to match the finish on
other bodywork. The Forty-Eight model will have a new tank graphic.

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster models:

  • SuperLow™
  • Iron 883™
  • Sportster® 1200 Custom
  • Nightster®
  • Forty-Eight™
  • XR1200X™


2012 Touring: The Legend Rolls On

For 2012, all eight Harley-Davidson Touring models are
powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine with Automatic Compression Release and integrated
oil cooler. Producing 102 ft. lbs. of peak torque at 3500 rpm, the Twin Cam 103
provides outstanding performance around town and on the open road. All Touring
models also feature the 6-Speed Cruise Drive transmission, 41.3 mm telescopic
front forks, air-adjustable rear shocks and an 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
maneuverability 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 Aluminum Wheel option for ease of tire replacement and
repair. Six new colors or color 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: Three Wheelin’

The 2012 Tri Glide Ultra Classic 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. 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 Glide Ultra Classic inspires confidence, passion and
independence in any riding situation. The Tri Glide Ultra will be available in
three color combinations:  Vivid Black,
Big Blue Pearl / Vivid Black or Ember Red Sunglo / Merlot Sunglo.


Details on the 2012 Harley-Davidson Touring, Trike and
Sportster models are available at


Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom,
cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson
motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general
merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson’s website at