2012 Harley-Davidson Road King

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2012 Harley-Davidson Road King

2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Base


The Harley-Davidson Road King Base has a history of greatness and reliability. The 2012 definitely meets the challenge. Grace is meeting style and power. There is no doubt that this motorcycle is a contender.

A beautiful 1687.9 cc, four-stroke, overhead valve (OHV), two-cylinder V Twin engine powers the 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Base. This air-cooled and an electronic fuel injection system has the engine well groomed and at peak performance. This staple of the Harley-Davidson family packs 86 pounds per foot (lb-ft) of torque at 3400 revolutions per minute (RPM). The low torque gives great pulling power at lower speeds and gives passing or climbing power. The new frame and swing arm design had this 2012 at optimal performance by making the soul of this bike rigid. Harley-Davidson traded the old bent tubes and welds for forgings and castings. The six-speed manual drive has impeccable shifting abilities in both up and downshifting. Single hydraulic discs are the stopping power for both the front and rear brakes. Adding to the comfort of the ride an upgraded suspension has been added. There is an air adjustable telescopic fork that is the main staple of the front suspension. The rear of the 2012 Road King Base is cushioned by dual steel twin sided swing arm shock absorbers with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring pre-load. Fat road hugging tires add to the road grip. This big boy is 810 pounds and still remains maneuverable.

The style of the 2012 Road King Base is unsurpassed with the classic Harley-Davidson paint and attention to detail. There is plenty of surface area to show off your paint. Large saddlebags hang at the back of the tire leaving plenty to brag about. They have 2.6 cubic feet of storage space. An impressive vintage fuel level style gauge is located on the gas tank and is where you will find the electric speedometer. A large 1960’s style headlamp lights the way. All technology is hidden so you only see the beauty of the motorcycle. This includes the state of the art turn signals that use speed and angle know when to automatically shut off. So much research has gone into making every seat and ensuring that everyone delivers premium comfort. From the leather used to make it, stitching that puts it together, height of the seat, width and distance of the handlebars are all used to make perfection. Yes, this is another prime example of that perfection. Just in case this one is close but quite what you are looking for there is another model. You might fall in love with the 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic

New For 2012
  • New approach to frame and swing arm
  • LED Lighting for the tail lights and turn signals. Allowing for clearer visibility.
  • Large 1960s style headlight in the front
  • Tank mounted gauge resembling the vintage retro look.
  • Black powder coated cylinders and heads
  • Side saddlebags that have top latch opening
  • Hand crafted gas tank

2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Specs

  • Model: 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Base
  • Engine Type: 1687.9 cc, four-stroke, two-cylinder, V twin, electronic sequential port fuel injection (ESPFI)
  • Bore and Stroke: 98.6 mm x 111.3 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.6:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead value (OHV)
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Six-speed standard heel toe shifter
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 42 combined miles per gallon (MPG)
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Dual steel twin sided swing arm shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring-pre-load
  • Wheelbase: 63.5 inches
  • Rake: 26 degrees
  • Trail: 6.69 inches
  • Seat Height: 26.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 812 pounds
  • Tires (Front): NW 130/80B17 65H
  • Tires (Rear): NW 180/65 B16 81H


  • Passenger backrest pad in assorted styles and colors
  • Premium sidecar luggage rack designed to increase storage capacity
  • Mirrors for side that come in a variety of sizes and colors
  • Classic Chrome headlamp visor
  • Detachable passenger sissy bar upright
  • Cruise control kit

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Available Road King Sub Models

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