Harley Davidson has added two new motorcycles to its 2012 line up with the introduction of Sportster Seventy-Two and Softail Slim. The Sportster Seventy-Two has a hint of the old Sportster Custom while the Softail Slim does away with a lot of chrome and prefers being draped in black to have a ‘sinister look’.
Harley-Davidson says that the Seventy-Two is inspired by the choppers of the time when flashy colors and loads of chrome bits used to add truck loads of charm to the machine. What adds to the styling of the Sportster Seventy-Two is its Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint, which is seen on the small fuel tank, tail and front mudguard. The 21? Dunlop tyre upfront comes with white side (typical of the custom bikes of the 70s). Powering the bike is an air-cooled 1200 cc V-Twin Evolution engine that provides a peak torque of 96 Nm at 3,500 rpm.
The Softail Slim, as the name suggests, looks very much like a Softail that has been put on a diet. The Softail Slim comes with a smaller rear wheel and a shorter mud guard. This bike is powered by an air-cooled 1,690 cc Twin Cam 103B engine that produces a maximum torque of 132 Nm at 3,250 rpm.