Relations between the U.S. and Cuba have been strained for decades but that hasn’t stopped some Cubans from enjoying a piece of Americana. About 70 Cuban Harley-Davidson riders (or “Harlistas” as they call themselves) gathered in the resort town of Varadero for the country’s first-ever Harley-Davidson rally. They represented some of the 270-300 Harley-Davidson motorcycles […]
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.