Harley-Davidson Seventy - Two
ENGINE TYPE: Pushrod V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 3.5" x 3.812"
WHEELBASE: 60.0 inches
RAKE: 30.1 degrees
SEAT HEIGHT: 26.6 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 555 pounds
Just as the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight used the Sportster 1200 platform to create a
post-WWII classic, the new Seventy-Two is designed to be evocative of the chopper
era of the early 1970s. All of the visual clues are there, including a 2.1-gallon Peanut
tank, mini-ape handlebars, a 21-inch front hoop (16 in the rear), lace wheels, and
a healthy dose of chrome. Despite its radical look, the rake is a conservative 30.1
degrees and the wheelbase a manageable 60 inches even. A Hard Candy Big Red
Flake paint scheme is stunning, and ups the price by $700.