Harley davidson 72 review




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    Harley davidson 72 review

    Harley davidson 72 review

    Moto Guzzi California launched. I saw one yesterday with a nightster tank and a 1. But it would be hard to pass this bike up in the garage because of the ease of handling. So, clearly, riding the 72 delivered the goods, and all without sitting on the side of the road in the gravel trying to reassemble the clutch.

    Harley davidson 72 review

    Harley davidson 72 review

    Harley davidson 72 review

    Harley davidson 72 review

    Harley davidson 72 review

    Harley-Davidson Seventy-Two | Motorcyclist

    Parked on a downtown street at night, the bike catches the glint of lights from nearby bars and streetlights, and easily captures the attention of all those who walk by. Even in artificial light, the robust pieces of metal flake buried under layers of clear coat reflect from any angle. Imagine the array of colour in bold sunlight. This paint scheme almost seems out of place these days, but it was all the rage during the late sixties and early seventies. Powerboats, dune buggies, Norton motorcycles and helmets all came in big metal-flake livery, and similarly, vinyl upholstery in local diners looked like it was adorned in metal flake.

    Even my own early years were affected by the glittering paint trend. That just happened to be the era rife with muscle cars and choppers cruising the streets of Southern California. It could be construed, then, that the Seventy-Two assumed its name from its minimalist chopperesque look of the day, but those similarities are just coincidence. The first thing I noticed upon walking up to the bike is the low mm 28 in.

    Harley davidson 72 review

    About halfway up my thigh, a high step easily allowed me to straddle the seat. Sitting down, feet flat on the floor and legs bent, the next thing that hit me, apart from the mm 33 in.

    My first thought was: Continuing the dainty theme of the Seventy-Two is the skinny triple tree out front, which holds the single gauge above the small headlight, and below that, the slender, inch whitewall tire, hugged by a small sliver of metal that acts as the fender.

    Harley davidson 72 review

    The Seventy-Two is a real looker, and as with all Harley-Davidsons, fit and finish of all components is second to none. Everything is in proportion, and the initial impression of having next to nothing below you not only lends to the cool factor, but it oozes excitement. And to top it all off, the torquey cc Sportster V-twin engine is one of my favourite powerplants. You want to be sure you are hanging on when twisting the throttle, as the engine pumps out plenty of torque right from idle, with a maximum torque of 73 ft-lb 99 N-m showing up at just rpm.

    The powerful, fuel-injected, air-cooled V-twin propels the A firm prod is needed on the shift lever, but shifting is smooth and positive, and thanks to a short throw of the shifter, gears can be changed in the blink of an eye. Finding neutral from first or second was never an issue on the 5-speed transmission, and the cable-operated clutch pull was light.

    The rubber-mounted engine gave off very little vibration in the handlebars and seat, and was in no way annoying when I actually noticed it. Even the mirrors offered a clean view behind at any rpm. Hand controls are typical Harley; easy to use and intuitive, and the signals are self-cancelling based on speed and lean angle.

    Harley davidson 72 review

    The single, clean and uncluttered gauge up front houses the analog speedo along with an LCD that displays the odometer, two trip meters and time of day…. Harley-Davidson rips a page from the So-Cal history books to create this chopperesque Sportster. Story by Glenn Roberts Photos by Jeff Stephenson Parked on a downtown street at night, the bike catches the glint of lights from nearby bars and streetlights, and easily captures the attention of all those who walk by.

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