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Marketing guys are in control and I guess thats good for profits. Sportster guys cry out for suspension and they give us Ape hangers, Oh well I guess you go where the money is. Its so easy to do a new model, Darn shame they wont bring out a better XR 750 clone, or a XLCR Clone on the XR1200X.
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Here's the link, just can't seem to translate it: http://www.moto-station.com/article1...tail-slim.html
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Perhaps 72 means 72 miles per tank like the 48 , Don't all new bikes have to come with ABS this year?

Fatboy Slim?? what the hell is a Blackline then? see they have been workin overtime then.
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HARLEY is teasing two new models set for release on February 10 and we can reveal they are the 1200cc Sportster Seventy-Two and the 1690cc Softail Slim.

The Sportster takes its cue from the existing Forty-Eight model, but instead of being designed to look like it's come from a 1940s timewarp, you've guessed it, it's straight out of 1972. So instead of blacked-out details, low bars and equal-sized front and rear wheels, the new machine gets a dose of 1970s over-the-top chopper design. Ape hangers, masses of chrome, huge front wheel and white wall tyres are all set to feature on the new machine.
So it is for "1972" - how stupid.

Wonder when they'll do a 80s version with big hair and leopard prints?



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Same PIG...different shade of pipe dragging, peg scraping lipstick!

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So, the Softail Slim comes with motocross bars?....

Maybe the "72" will come with AMF decals on the tank...
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If the tank were smaller than the 3.3 gal, it would likely be a 2.2 gal tank. They'd have to retool to make it though.
No retooling necessary (just a lot of refueling, ha ha). That same tank can currently be found on the Sportster 48.

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Steel, I was thinking the same as Phil on this one.

I was trying to figure out if there was some landmark 1972 Sporty that they might have pulled the styling from, but I can't think of anything and I certainly don't see anything that stands out.
I don't know if it is true or related, but Wiki lists 1972 as the year the 1000cc overhead valve replaced the 900cc engine (Sportster).

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harle...dson_Sportster
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