H-D Rolls Out the Sportster 1200 Custom for 2011

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Harley-Davidson has introduced  a new mid-year addition to their 2011 model line-up. The 1200 Custom is “a Sportster model with phattitude,” says Harley, featuring a wide front end and chunky 16-inch tires. Powered by H-D’s Air-cooled Evolution 1,200 cc fuel injected V-Twin, the 1200 Custom also sees the addition of five-spoke cast aluminium wheels front and rear, a headlamp eyebrow and a smaller LED tail light. The fork has been widened and suspension rates re-tuned to match the new fatter tire/wheel combination. 

Coinciding with the release of the 1200 Custom from the American manufacturer is the debut of H-D1 Factory Customization — a program that allows customers to modify their new purchase by choosing from seven option categories: wheels, handlebars, foot pegs, seat, paint/graphics, engine finish and security. The H-D1 Factory Customization tool is available online at www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder. Making any changes will add to the 1200 Custom’s  $11,389 base sticker price of course. 

Harley-Davidson’s 1200 Custom will be on display in Canada for the first time this weekend, February 4-6, at the Quebec City Motorcycle Show.

Specifications 2011 Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom


Length 2219.96 mm

Seat Height Laden 675.64 mm Unladen 723.9 mm

Ground Clearance 111.76 mm

Rake Steering Head 30 °

Trail 106.68 mm

Wheelbase 1521.46 mm

Fuel Capacity 17.032 L

Oil Capacity 2.6 L

Dry Weight 251 kg

Curb Weight 264 kg


Engine Air-cooled, Evolution

Displacement 1200 cc

Bore x Stroke 88.9 mm / 96.825 mm

Engine Torque 107.108 Nm @ 4000 rpm

Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Compression Ratio 9.7:1

Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio

Fuel Economy City 5.6 l/100km

Fuel Economy Hwy   4.13 l/100km


Wheels Chrome, 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Tire Size

Front 130/90B16 M/C 72H

Rear 150/80B16 M/C 77H


Dual-piston front, single-piston rear


Vivid Black

Brilliant Silver Pearl

Sedona Orange / Vivid Black


Vivid Black $11,389

Color Option $11,709

Two-Tone Option $11,949



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