This is the Harley XL1200V, The "72" is the latest edition to the sporty saga and it takes its styling cues from the late 60's, early 70's West Coast choppers with ape hangers, forward controls, a super-skinny front end with a 21in front wheel and a peanut tank. In the flesh it looks more like something out of a custom builder’s shed than a Milwaukee production line. Purdy. This one has a lot of extras on it that really set it apart from other bikes on the road!!! The solo seat totally completes the look for me. It reminds me of a reliable vintage custom bike with modern day creature comforts and – importantly –reliability and 12v electrics. It looks stunning. The Evolution Sportster engine has been around for 30 years now. If you equate longevity with success, then this is Harley’s most successful engine family to date. The factory has had plenty of time to tweak and improve what is already a solid powerplant. Best of all, the engine shape (if not all the details) falls right in line with the target era, and so it compliments the overall look, rather than competing with it. The electronic fuel injection helps improve grunt while reducing emissions and keeping mileage around the 48 mpg mark. Dressed in the Harley "Hard Candy" Flake green paint, this is a MUST SEE Sporty!!!
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