Las Vegas Harley-Davidson broke ground yesterday on a full-line Harley-Davidson dealership on the famed Las Vegas Strip. A custom Nevada Sesquicentennial-themed motorcycle celebrating the state’s 150th anniversary was revealed as part of the event, along with details on how one lucky rider will win it at the store’s grand opening. Harley-Davidson owners from around the […]
2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two Revealed in CARB Documents; Softail Slim Bobber Also Rumored
Harley-Davidson will introduce a new 1200cc Sportster model released by the California Air Resources Board. The new 2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two is expected to be announced at the company’s winter dealer meeting next month, and it may not be alone.
Newly released documents from the CARB reveal the Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two among the company’s 1200cc Sportster offerings alongside the Forty-Eight, 1200 Custom and Nightster.
Meanwhile, blogger Cyril Huze reports Harley-Davidson will announce the Seventy-Two as well as a new bobber called the Softail Slim (Huze uncovered the two images above, with the Seventy-Two on the left and the Softail Slim on the right).
Just as the Forty-Eight was inspired by a 1948 Harley-Davidson, the Seventy-Two draws its DNA from 1972. The image above reveals ape hangers, forward controls and a metallic red paint job. The Softail Slim will be based on the Fat Boy platform and feature blacked-out wheels and what looks like a matte black tank.
Stay tuned for the official announcement expected later this week.