Harley-Davidson India launched its 1200 Custom motorcycle from the Sportster family for Rs 8.9 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The American motorcycle-manufacturer had earlier stopped selling SuperLow in the Sportster family. The arrival of the 1200 Custom makes the number in the family back to three motorcycles, the others being the Iron 883 and the Forty-Eight.
The 1200 Custom is powered by a 1202cc air-cooled engine that develops 96Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, mated to five-speed transmission. The motorcycle measures 2,225mm in length, and has 105mm ground clearance and 1,530mm wheelbase. It weighs 255kg and comes with 17 litres of fuel tank capacity. The motorcycle also boasts of Michelin Scorcher tyres.
On styling, the 1200 Custom comes with a black powder-coated engine and chrome treatment covers, steel-laced wheels, chrome head-lamp bucket, chrome headlight eyebrow, LED taillight and polished triple clamps, said a company statement.
"We are expanding our reach to fulfil more dreams of personal freedom and are here to promote the sport of leisure motorcycling. Harley-Davidson India has a strategic product plan to take its growth story to the next level," said Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India, in an official statement.
Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom will be assembled at the company's plant in Bawal, Haryana. This will be the eighth model being assembled at the Bawal plant out of the 13 motorcycles Harley-Davidson sells in India. The arrival of the 1200 Custom also increases the gap between the entry-level Street family and the Sportster family. The Street 750 now costs Rs 4.52 lakh while the Iron 883, which is the entry-level model of the Sportster family, is now priced at Rs 7.37 lakh.