2011 Harley-Davidson® Motorcycles

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About Harley-Davidson Sportster® 1200 Low

The 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low XL1200L is powered with a 1200 cc Evolution engine, the crown jewel of any Harley motorcycle. With a slammed suspension and lowered Harley-Davidson Sportster solo seat, the Harley Sportster 1200 Low has a custom motorcycle look. When sitting on the bike, your hands are on the stainless steel pullback bar and feet placed on the mid mounted foot controls, putting you in a comfortable and confident ridding position. Take some time to review all of the features and specs of the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Low and find out why this custom motorcycle is a must see. Learn more about some of the other Sportster custom motorcycles including the Harley Sportster Iron 883 custom motor bike and the Nightster that has a vintage motorcycle look. Every Sportster offers a true Harley experience. Find the Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle you want to ride most! Also take a look at the VRSC motorcycles, the Night Rod Special motorcycle cruiser and V-Rod Muscle power motorbike.

2011 Sportster®

1200 Low

Starting at $9,899

Paint & Wheels

Key Features

AUTHENTIC STYLING

Premium Styling Features

1200 Low

For over half a century, the Sportster® has remained true to it roots. Its unique, authentic styling and premium finishes are the pure essence of the sport, uninhibited and just plain fun. The Sportster® 1200 Low motorcycle is no exception.
The 4.5 gallon walnut fuel tank shows off the thick, premium paint and there's just enough chrome to make the bike pop. Bolted in the gut is a gorgeous 1200cc engine with chrome rocker covers that packs a serious punch—an unbelievable experience for an incredible value. This bike proves, once again, that meticulous attention to detail and exceptional quality never waver at The Motor Company.

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Premium Paint

1200 Low

Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the sunglo and pearl colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.

Hand Finished Fuel Tank

1200 Low

All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that's what makes them stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle—so we make it worth their time.

ICONIC ENGINE

Evolution® Engine Heritage

1200 Low

The Evolution® engine—known in certain crowds as the Blockhead—was first bolted to the frame of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle back in 1984.
Born from legendary Shovelhead and Ironhead engines, the Evolution® engine broke new ground in displacement innovation while maintaining the hunger for power, durability and proven reliability that The Motor Company was built on.

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Evolution® Engine Innovation

1200 Low

Air-cooled and durable as hell, the 1200cc Evolution® engine is yet another nod to the unwavering work ethic that drives advancements in motor technology at Harley-Davidson. Aluminum heads and cylinders lighten the load of the bike and improve air-cooling efficiency. Electronic fuel injection says goodbye to carburetors and boasts increased reliability and less routine maintenance. Bottom line: the rubber-mounted Evolution® engine runs hard and rides smooth for thousands of miles so you can just worry about taking in the freedom of the open road.

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Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

1200 Low

Feast your eyes on the 1200cc Evolution® engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated cylinders and cylinder heads with machined cooling fin tips are topped off with chrome rocker covers, while chrome pushrods highlight the iconic V-Twin. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power.
From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers—the 1200c Evolution® engine makes an ironclad statement to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies the rider.

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Classic Harley-Davidson Rumble

1200 Low

Iconic, fierce, the most distinct decibels you'll ever hear bouncing off city canyons or scenic country landscapes. The sound of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle has a rich history of its own. It's a classic roar. It's the sound of freedom, soul and self-expression.

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TECHNOLOGY

Artfully Hidden Technology

1200 Low

Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way The Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium, top-of-the-line fit and finish.

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Intuitive Controls

1200 Low

Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and more on basking in the freedom of the ride.

H-D® Smart Security System (Optional)

1200 Low

The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.

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HANDLING

Low Seat & Suspension

1200 Low

The combination of a low front and rear suspension together with a low, narrow seat provides comfort and confidence for riders of all sizes and experience. The one-piece, two-up Sportster® classic seat sits at just 26.3 inches from the ground and features a narrow nose, low forward profile, small passenger pillion and rear Sportster embroidery. The adjustable suspension keeps you close to the road, while power and performance take you to new heights.

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Tuned to Be Ridden

1200 Low

Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it's all in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by being like everyone else.

COMFORT

Pull-Back Handlebar

1200 Low

On the 1200 Low model, the relaxed stainless steel pullback handlebar is a about an inch closer to the rider to allow better reach and provide a laid-back riding position for comfort and cruising. When you sink into the saddle, your arms fall naturally on the handlebar

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Mid-Mounted Controls

1200 Low

Let your boots fall where they may, naturally to the mid-mounted controls and rider foot pegs on the 1200 Low model. An easy reach and tight rider triangle is confidence-inspiring for new riders eager to set off on their journey and riders whose legs run slightly shorter than others.

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Seat Engineering and Design

1200 Low

The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.

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Specs & Pricing

Pricing 1

MSRP

Vivid Black $9,899
Color Option $10,189
Two-Tone Option N/A
Custom Color Option N/A
Special Edition Color Option N/A
Security Option $370
Wheel Option $460
ABS Option N/A
Reverse Option N/A
Cruise Control Option N/A
California Emissions $100
Freight $305
Power Pak™ (103 engine, Security, and ABS) N/A
Security Package (Security and ABS) N/A

XL1200L 1200 Low

1200 Low

U.S. Units Metric Units

Dimensions

Length 89.1 in. 2,263 mm

Seat Height

Laden 2 26.3 in. 668 mm
Unladen 2 28 in. 711 mm
Ground Clearance 4.4 in. 112 mm
Rake Steering Head 30.4 ° 29.6 °
Trail 4.6 in. 117 mm
Wheelbase 60.1 in. 1,527 mm
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. 17 l
Oil Capacity 2.8 qt. 2.6 l

Weight

Dry Weight 557 lbs. 252.7 kg
Running Order 581 lbs. 263.5 kg

Luggage Capacity

Volume N/A N/A
Weight N/A N/A

Powertrain

Engine 3 Air-cooled, Evolution® Air-cooled, Evolution®
Displacement 73.3 cu. in. 1,200 cc
Bore x Stroke 3.5 in. / 3.812 in. 88.9 mm / 96.8 mm
Engine Torque J1349 J1349
Engine Torque 4 79 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm 107 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Fuel System 5 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.7:1
Primary Drive Chain, 57/38 ratio Chain, 57/38 ratio

Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy City 6 42 mpg 5.6 l/100 km
Fuel Economy Hwy 6 57 mpg 4.13 l/100 km

Gear Ratio (Overall)

1st 9.315 9.315
2nd 6.653 6.653
3rd 4.948 4.948
4th 4.102 4.102
5th 3.517 3.517
6th N/A N/A

Wheels / Tires

Wheels

Front 7 Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheel Option 7 Chrome, Laced Steel Chrome, Laced Steel
Rear 7 Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum Black, 13-Spoke Cast Aluminum

Tire Size

Front 100/90-19 57H 100/90-19 57H
Rear 150/80B16 71H 150/80B16 71H

Electrical

Instruments Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional) High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system (optional)

Chassis

Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Parking Brake N/A N/A
Lean Angle 31 / 30 ° 29 / 30 °
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers

Color Options

Color Options Vivid Black
Cool Blue Pearl
Merlot Sunglo
Vivid Black
Cool Blue Pearl
Merlot Sunglo
  • 1

    Prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.

  • 2

    Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.

  • 3

    Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.

  • 4

    Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.

  • 5

    Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.

  • 6

    Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.

  • 7

    Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

  • 8

    North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.

  • 9

    See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.

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Vehicles depicted may differ from vehicles manufactured and delivered. Specifications and prices listed may differ from specifications and prices of vehicles manufactured and delivered. All product descriptions (including depictions, specifications, dimensions, measurements, ratings and competitive comparisons) are based on available information at the time of publication. Although such descriptions are believed correct, errors and changes can occur and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Harley-Davidson may make changes at any time to prices and specifications, and may change or discontinue models, without notice and without incurring any obligation. Attention: Vehicles in the configurations shown and many of the accessories described in this catalog may not be available for sale or use in some locations. Please check with your dealer for complete product details and the latest information. All models feature 6-speed transmission (VRSC™ models and Sportster® models are 5-speed) and carbon fiber belt final drive; multi-plate clutch with diaphragm spring in oil bath; and 2-year unlimited mileage warranty.

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