PETALING JAYA: Harley-Davidson of Petaling Jaya has just introduced the Iron 1200 model.
It’s a modern take on what’s been putting big grins on the faces of Sportster motorcycle riders for decades, combining throw-back styling trends from the custom-bike scene with the solid foundation of the Sportster platform and the punchy performance of the Evolution 1200 V-Twin engine.
Since its introduction in 1957, the Sportster motorcycle has been repeatedly re-imagined, in the hands of both the motor company and its ardent bike owners: The Sportster as a bobber, a chopper, a scrambler and a café racer; as a hero on flat tracks and drag strips and road-race courses; as an accessible entry-point for first-time riders, and as a custom-one-of-a-kind cruiser.
New fuel tank graphics distinguish both the Iron 1200 and the Forty-Eight Special, originally popular in the 1970s.
“With its introduction, we welcome everyone to come on over and see it at our showroom for themselves for a limited time only as this particular unit already has an owner” said Ahmad Rano, the Head of Sales for H-D PJ.
The Iron 1200 recipe starts with power. A 1202cc Evolution® 1200 V-Twin engine delivers 36% more torque than the 883 Evolution engine that powers the Iron 883, the original urban brawler in the Sportster family.
The Iron 1200 brings more punch to the street, more power to blast away from green lights and more mid-range to muscle through traffic. More power means more rowdy fun.
The satin-black Mini Ape handle bar is an essential element of the garage-built chopper look that adds instant attitude. This 1.0-inch diameter handlebar offers an 8.75-inch rise, 32-inch spread and 6.5-inch pull back, that opens the rider triangle with a fist-in-the-wind posture.
The gloss black speed screen framing the headlamp is a West Coast styling influence that amplifies the attitude of the tall bars, is intended to offer some wind deflection at speed and provides a space for easy personalisation.
The fast-back Café Solo Seat flows to the rear fender and is shaped to help hold the rider in position when the torque of the Evolution 1200 kicks in. A classic 3.3-gallon Sportster fuel tank features multicoloured striped graphics that wrap around the tank profile.
The dark engine finish helps draw the eyes to the bright tank graphics. Fuel tank paint colour options include Vivid Black, Twisted Cherry and Billiard White, always contrasting with the Vivid Black speed screen.
The entire powertrain has been styled with a popular colour: black upper and lower rocker boxes, black exhaust and muffler shields, and black timer, primary and derby covers.
Chrome pushrod tubes and tappet covers are the only brightwork and highlight the V-Twin engine shape. The Iron 1200 is finished with all-black 9-Spoke wheels (19-inch front and 16-inch rear diameter) and a solid black belt guard and rear sprocket.
The Harley-Davidson Smart Security System and anti-lock braking system (ABS) are factory installed options for the Iron 1200 model.
The Evolution 1200 engine features a black top end and an expanse of brilliant chrome below, including chrome primary, inspection and derby covers, and solid chrome muffler and exhaust shields.
Chrome lower rocker boxes, pushrod tubes and tappet covers contrast with the black cylinders to highlight the V-Twin engine shape. High-performance Michelin Scorcher 31 tires front and rear are mounted on Black Split 9-Spoke Cast Aluminium wheels front and rear.
Harley Davidson Petaling Jaya
The Gasket Alley,
Lot 15, Jalan 13/6,