2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom

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2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom

Model Overview:

2013 Sportster 1200 Custom

Price $10,499.00
Bodystyle Standard
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country USA
Introduction Year 2011
Displacement (cc) 1201.2
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom


The 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster consists of five sub models, including the SuperLow, Iron 883, 1200 Custom, Forty-Eight, and the Seventy-Two. The 1200 Custom is a true Harley Sportster motorcycle and to make it even more popular, it is faster and more custom than the other Sportster models.

The 1200 Custom comes with a unique black powder-coated Evolution 1200cc engine that is rubber-mounted for shock and vibration absorption, and air-cooled for better fuel efficiency, horsepower and reliability. The engine also features aluminum heads and cylinders for a lighter load and more durability during high stress situations that engines face on a daily basis.

The fat front tire wrapped around a 16-inch wheel gives it a cool custom look and offers nimble handling. Stylistic components including new rear lighting, chrome 5-spoke cast wheels, and an old school looking pull-back handlebar give the Sportster motorcycle unique H-D style with modern motorcycle functions. A two-up custom seat gives you just enough room to bring a passenger along on your journey. For 2013, the Sportster model comes in a limited, serialized 110th Anniversary Special Edition, featuring exclusive commemorative anniversary styling elements and premium features that make it a top-of-the-line model and a true work of living art, with finely forged finishes that age and transform in a manner unique to each vehicle.

New For 2013
  • Upgraded Evolution Engine Heritage, known as the Blockhead, was first used by Harley-Davidson in 1984. The Evolution Engine Heritage was an impressive upgrade from its predecessors since it made new improvements to the engine displacement without sacrificing power and sound, increased durability and has become a go-to engine for the Sportster series.
  • Intuitive Controls on the 1200 Custom make riding more fluid and enjoyable with features such as turn signals that self-canceling, know how long to stay on based on the speed and angle of the bike. This lets you enjoy the freedom of riding your bike, allowing the simple tasks such as a turn signal to become second nature.
  • Michelin Scorcher Tires that provide superior performance, insane grip, incredible durability, and superb handling, nothing short of what is expected from a bike bred from a racing history.
  • Rear LED Lighting that gives this bike a low profile but are very bright and visible when they are needed most. The LED beam the 1200 Custom projects is perfectly fitted to contour the rear fender and grab everyone’s attention during day or night.
  • Tuned to Be Ridden option makes the 1200 Custom different from every other brand of motorcycle. Harley-Davidson balances engine performance, steering, and maneuverability so all work in concert. This bike will be contoured to the owners riding preference and style so it is truly customized.

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Specs

  • Model: Sportster
  • Engine Type: Evolution V-Twin, two-cylinder, 1201cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.5 inches
  • Compression ratio: 3.81 inches
  • Valve Train: Pushrod-operated, overhead valves with hydraulic, self-adjusting lifters
  • Induction: Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 48 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Dual-piston, hydraulic disc with 11.5 inch diameter
  • Brakes (Rear): Dual-piston, hydraulic disc with 10.24 inch diameter
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with two shock absorbers
  • Wheelbase: 59.9 inches
  • Rake: 29.9. degrees
  • Trail: 4.7 inches
  • Seat Height: 27.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 573 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Michelin Scorcher ""31"" 130/90B16 72H
  • Tires (Rear): Michelin Scorcher ""31"" 150/80B16 77H


  • The would-be buyer has a choice of paint including Big Blue Pearl, Big Blue Pearl Deluxe, Birch White/Midnight Pearl, Denim Black, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Candy Orange, or Candle Orange/Beer Bottle.
  • Four wheel options of a Black or Chrome five-spoke set or a black or chrome laced set that lets you make your bike more personable when combined with the choice of paint.
  • A factory installed H-D Smart Security System that features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the electronic security features as you approach and walk away from the bike. Simply keep the fob on the ignition key and let it do all the work.
  • Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer that lets you check your speed much quicker than traditional mounts, making riding on the road safer.
  • Premium dust cover with added reinforcement to protect your bike from dust and dirt during indoor storage.
  • H-D1 Factory Customization that is only available on two bikes, one of which is the 1200 custom. This easy-to-use online system lets you customize a wide variety of parts that make it almost impossible for another bike like the one you build to be on the road. Customized parts include the engine, wheels, paint, foot controls, seats, handle bars, bags, windshields, racks & backrests, exhaust, and intake. Use the online H-D1 Bike Builder tool to configure a bike that fits your style and personality

Key Competitors For The 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster

  • Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight
  • Harley-Davidson Iron 883
  • Harley-Davidson SuperLow
  • Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two

Available Sportster Sub Models

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight Buyer's Guide 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight
N/A / 79
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2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883 Buyer's Guide 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883
N/A / 55
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2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two Buyer's Guide 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two
N/A / 73
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2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow Buyer's Guide 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow
N/A / 55
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2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom 110th Anniversary Edition Buyer's Guide 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom 110th Anniversary Edition
N/A / 79
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