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2014-1/2 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow 1200T | FIRST LOOK

Do we need to say (again) that this is not a chick bike?


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For the 2014 model year, Harley-Davidson lavished a massive amount of development effort on the so-called Project Rushmore bikes, its popular FL touring rigs. Now it’s the Sportster’s turn. The result? The SuperLow 1200T.High Res JPG 14 XL1200T AF MClogo 300x233 photo

Combining the SuperLow chassis—one built around providing a very low seat height—with the Sportster 1200 engine for the first time, Harley’s laid solid underpinnings for this pint-sized touring machine. (Remember that the previous versions of the SuperLow had the 883cc engine.) The remainder of the chassis is familiar, using the Sportster’s standard rubber engine mounts, short-travel suspension, and nicely highlighted cast-aluminum wheels.

For touring duty, Harley adds a 14-inch, quick-detachable windscreen and a pair of hard-shell, lockable saddlebags covered in “durable black vinyl with chrome badges.” Docking points on the rear fender rails accommodate accessory racks and backrest. The two-up touring saddle is, obviously, different from the current SuperLow’s solo saddle, and results in a slightly higher 26.1-inch seat-height measurement. However, Harley is quick to point out that the 1200T’s seat has been designed for smaller riders, moving the seating pocket forward and providing a narrow nose section to make it feel lower than it is.

MSRP for the 2014 Sportster SuperLow 1200T starts at $11,799.

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