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I don’t publish rumors, but will (almost) always publish leaked information. Problem is that when this leak seems to come from Harley-Davidson headquarters it’s evidently impossible to get anyone to confirm in writing my information. But pictures just began to circulate on the web…During its February Winter Dealers Meeting, Harley-Davidson would announce 2 new 2012 models (instead of one usually unveiled at this time of the year.)
The first one would be called the Sportster Seventy Two - either a 883 or 1200 cc – It would take inspiration from the 70′s choppers with mild ape hangers, forward controls, lots of chrome and metallic paint. The second model would be a new Softail called Softail Slim, a “true” Bobber based on the Fat Boy platform. flat black paint, old school details all over, wheels with black painted spokes, cat-eye style gas tank dash, half-moon floorboards, hollywood style handlebars. Both models would be officially announced beginning of 2nd week of February. To follow…
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The poor mans mexican cholo this will be an 883 to put the final nail in the coffin. How many 883's have ever come with forwards?

Someone photoshop a pair of these on I cant be asked.



I must have got my dates wrong on the ABS.
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Looks like profile laced wheels, so at least maybe the tubes are gone. Also the tires look lower profile like the superlow.


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Anyone have a pic of the fatboy slim?

The 72 looks nice, but uncomfortable and nothing new, just a styling exercise. Such things work out well for HD while something like the XR is not as successful (in terms of sales). Go figure.

I'm guessing it will be a 883to fill the role of the former 883c. Priced higher than Iron less than nightster. It will be the smaller, less expensive alternative to the 1200c and 48. My guess.


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The poor mans mexican cholo this will be an 883 to put the final nail in the coffin. How many 883's have ever come with forwards?

Someone photoshop a pair of these on I cant be asked.



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What's 883 have to do with fwd controls, they've (Harley) been putting them on 883's since the inception of the "custom model"
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Just trying to figure where they will position this bike, Guess I looked at all the other model apart from C. The low, The superlow, The Iron, but The 1200 C has them the 48 has them. Seems to verify the 72 being an 883 to me. Just interested thats all.
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Round air cleaner; that'll be a nice change.
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Seems to verify the 72 being an 883 to me.
Visor Down says 1200.
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