2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTC - Heritage Softail Classic, Blazing from the past with original dresser spirit and modern touring capabilities
With its smooth performance, comfortable riding position, low seat height, ample luggage space, wind protection and passenger accommodations, the Heritage SoftailÂ® Classic is a true custom-touring bike. The quick-release LexanÂ® windshield allows for quick conversion to custom cruising. Few bikes capture the spirit of the original dressers more authentically than this beautiful motorcycle. 1940s-style leather saddlebags with quick-detach buckles, full FL front fender, chrome laced wheels and hub cover all pay homage to the past, while the counter-balanced Twin Cam 96 engine, hidden rear suspension and new optional Anti-lock Braking System all reside at the forefront of modern technology.
NOSTALGIC CUSTOM STYLE
Do laced wheels, whitewalls and studded leather add to the way a bike feels on the road? Of course they do. It's these extras that make the Heritage SoftailÂ® Classic model the quintessential boulevard cruiser. As rallies were gaining grassroots traction in the '40s, you'd roll into Daytona Bike Week expecting new stories and new styles. There was really something going on, and it's still alive and well in this bike.
Take the saddlebags, studded with style straight from that golden era, with hidden quick-detach buckles. Or the fenders full and fluid, with chrome highlights and matching paint. Or that big, commanding 7-inch ball headlamp, chromed and classy. And let's talk wheels. You can go with the standard steel-laced wheels on blackwalls with a chrome hub. Or turn the clock all the way back with the optional chrome laces and wide whitewalls.
HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS
If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike. We've kept all the modern comforts where they belong below the surface of a rad, vintage-looking bike. You get the classic lines of a vintage 'hardtail' frame with the horizontal rear shocks hidden in the guts. It's a signature rigid look, and you'll only find it on a SoftailÂ® model.
OLD-SCHOOL TANK AND 3-D MEDALLION
The unique medallion on the Heritage SoftailÂ® Classic motorcycle is glass-inlayed, cloisonnÃ©-and-chrome style and shows that Harley-DavidsonÂ® SoftailÂ® model heritage that runs in your blood. With a five-gallon capacity for long weekend cruising, we top off this tank with a nostalgic chrome 'cats-eye' console, paint for days and style to spare.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-DavidsonÂ® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
All Harley-DavidsonÂ® fuel tanks are finished by hand that's what makes them stand out from the competit