Well I don’t know about anyone else, but this time of year I get really excited to see what Harley Davidson is going to come out with for their new 2013 models. To cope with that excitement I’d like to look at a few of my favorite 2012 models. This week I’ll start with one of the more entry level bikes from the Sportster family, the Seventy-Two.
When I look at this bike I’m immediately drawn to the ape hanger handlebars and the peanut tank. It’s an awesome retro look that makes me nostalgic for some of the older sportsters, but anybody who’s ridden one pre 2004 before the rubber mounted engines knows that feeling doesn’t last long. Anyway, if you’re looking for an entry level bike with character this would definitely be my recommendation. The 1200 cc engine is strong enough on the small bike to give some great torque and the wider seat still makes this bike comfortable for a longer ride. The Sportster’s seem to be getting major overhauls ever year, anybody have any guesses on where the 2013’s might be headed? Are you happy with the changes?
Don’t forget, we’re going to start highlighting listener bikes starting next week. If you haven’t gotten your picture in yet click here to submit it and tell us about your bike or a great ride.
Until next time, shiny side up!