Buyer’s guide for Harley-Davidson


Harley Davidson the master at marketing old technology into bikes many LOVE to buy over and over again.  We owned Harley’s for a really short time.  Impulse buys that we regret because of the amount of $$ we lost but hey you only live once.  This type of bike is not for us at this point in our lives but they sure are “pretty” to look at. 

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2012 Bikes

Finally! Harley builds a middleweight touring bike.

Classic cop-bike windscreen and hard bags make the Road King king of the road.

Nostalgia touring with soft saddlebags, cop-bike windshield and styling inspired by ’50s and ’60s Harleys.

A simpler full-dress V-Twin tourer that still has plenty of over-the-road features.

A full-dress V-Twin luxury tourer.

2012 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUSE CVO Ultra Classic Electra GlideH-D’s top tourer has every imaginable custom feature, including a powerful 110-cubic-inch engine.

Three wheels and loads of storage space differentiate the Tri Glide from Harley’s two-wheel models.

H-D’s top-of-the-heap fully loaded touring rig.

Stripped-down, street-smart bagger with less chrome trim and more attitude.

A 110-inch, fully accessorized, limited-edition V-Twin tourer with a handlebar-mount fairing.

A cruiser-based touring bike with studded leather saddlebags and classic styling.

The Fat Boy Softail is an authentic, quintessential American V-Twin cruiser.

A dark, low and badass version of the classic Fat Boy cruiser.

The classic American cruiser, heavy on the chrome and nostalgia, with a very low seat height.

A two-up cruiser, an all-day tourer and a solo profiler all in one 110-inch V-Twin.

A fully loaded, V-Twin-powered tourer with a frame-mount fairing.

A long, low V-Twin bagger with a frame-mount fairing and only a minimum of chrome trim.

New for 2012, this one’s the mother of all baggers.

Twin-shock chassis and rubber-mounted engine wrapped up in American bobber styling.

Clean, traditional American V-Twin cruiser lines characterize this wire-wheel cruiser.

Fat tires and twin headlights are the major styling cues on this rubber-mount, 103-inch cruiser.

An old-school chopper-style bike, with a raked-out front end and a lowered rear.

Long and low, the new Blackline is your back-to-basics bobber.

A high-performance American-style standard with styling taken from dirt-track racing.

A racy, liquid-cooled, 1250cc V-Twin cruiser.

A stronger, more powerful-looking hot-rod interpretation of the Harley V-Rod.

H-D’s new Sportster is a build-your-own-custom Custom.

Understated styling and a low seat enhance the appeal of this custom-styled 1200cc V-Twin.

A bobber-style, solo-saddle V-Twin with an ultra-low seat and styling from the 1940s.

An affordable, minimalist cruiser that harks back to customs of the 1950s and ’60s.

A light, low, easy-to-handle V-Twin at a very reasonable price.

2 thoughts on “Buyer’s guide for Harley-Davidson

  1. Back in 1980 I traded my Yamaha XS1100 for a brand new “AMF” HD Sportster 1000 because I just HAD to have one of those cool Harleys. I pulled out of the dealer lot and went about 50 feet to the first red light and already HATED that bike. The AMF’s were real garbage. Four months later I ran through a herd of Texas longhorns at about 70mph and I swore I would never ever own another 45deg V-twin ANYTHING. Twentyseven years later I almost didn’t buy my Strom just because it’s a V-twin, (90deg). HD is making a MUCH better bike now but still driven by the design department not the engineers. I don’t want to offend the HD riders but the AMF’s really were an embarrassment the whole country.

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