New 2012 The Road King Classic

New 2012 The Road King Classic model takes the nostalgic look and feel of the Road King a little further with extra details for this road-worthy touring bike, like leather-wrapped saddlebags, nostalgic chrome fuel tank console, tooled metal detailing on the fender, tank, seat and bags, and chrome laced wheels with wide whitewall tires. The innovative Harley-Davidson Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul touring riders and today's powerful engines.

Over the years the Road King has seen its engine size grow every few years and now it comes standard with its biggest offering yet: the Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine. The air/oil-cooled mill pumps out 1690cc’s of power and is mated to a six-speed transmission and a belt final drive. In stock configuration the engine belts out just over 86 lb-ft of peak torque at 3400 revs. This makes it easier to motor up steep grades without having to downshift and generally allows the rider more immediate passing power on the highway.

The Road King Classic has all of the premium Harley-Davidson standards, such as the Twin Cam 103 Engine and intuitive hand controls, as well as some model exclusive items like the tank mounted, chrome gauges and the leather wrapped saddlebags. Combine all of these with the giant six-gallon tank, and you’ve got an instant classic that you can ride in style for longer.

2012 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
• ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
• BORE x STROKE: 3.875" x 4.38"
• WHEELBASE: 63.5 inches
• RAKE: 26 degrees
• SEAT HEIGHT: 28.1 inches
• CURB WEIGHT: 810 pounds
• PRICE: $19,599