Harley-Davidson reported a net profit of $271.7 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, up from the profit of $247.3 million reported in the same period in 2012. For the first half of 2013, Harley-Davidson has recorded $495.9 million in profit, compared to $419.3 million reported in the opening six months last year. […]
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.