2012 Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two Revealed in CARB Documents; Softail Slim Bobber Also RumoredTue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0800
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.
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.
[Source: CARB, Cyril Huze Blog]
By Dennis Chung
See also: Harley-Davidson Reports Q4 2011 Results, 2012 New York International Motorcycle Shows Preview, Harley-Davidson Adds Twin Cam 96 and 103 Engines to Factory Remanufacturing Program.