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Old 07-02-2012, 11:11 PM
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Even though I am new to Harleys and at first I thought my choice of a 2011 XL1200C was the wrong choice. The more I ride it the more I am enjoying it.
Getting used to the unexpected by me but typical "Harley" noises and vibrations has taken some getting used to, but with posts like your original review in this thread gives some teeth to what ones expectations should be of the bike.
Now after 1000 miles on my Sporty I have to say I think I made the right choice and look forward to many more miles.
BTW the wider front end on these new models was a big factor in my choice of this bike.
I just love the beefy look of the front spacing and tire.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:29 PM
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I agree completely, this bike is really a hoot to ride! We just bought one for my wife and I've stolen a few quick rides. Only had it a week so I haven't had a chance to go for a long ride, but I'm looking forward to it. My bike is a 650 Vstrom and while it is a nice bike, it really doesn't have the soul that an HD has.
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great bike
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love mine except the seat, how he did 7 hours I don't know, and I thought I had a well cushioned butt!
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Sportsters really are an all around "kick in the ****" bike. I've been racking up the miles on mine. I find any excuse works just to get out of the house. GREAT review.. Thanks
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love mine except the seat, how he did 7 hours I don't know, and I thought I had a well cushioned butt!
Oh yeah, I hated the seat lol

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Old 07-21-2012, 11:55 PM
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Great review indeed! I just purchased a 1200 Seventy Two Sporty and am having a blast with it. My other bike is a Road King which I also really enjoy, but the handling, agility and responsiveness of the 1200 makes it a completely different riding experience. It's absolutely what a motorcycle should be.
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Good job. I think the 1200C is the best looking Sportster in the '12 lineup. Even slightly ahead of the '72. The bumblebee color scheme looks great.
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I have a 2012 1200C and love it a lot. The large front wheel takes the Sportster Custom up a notch in my book. The 48 and the 72 are both nice, but with their stingy 2 gal. gas tanks you have to fill them with gasoline every day. I'm very anxious to see the next model improvements coming for 2013.
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Great review indeed! I just purchased a 1200 Seventy Two Sporty and am having a blast with it. My other bike is a Road King which I also really enjoy, but the handling, agility and responsiveness of the 1200 makes it a completely different riding experience. It's absolutely what a motorcycle should be.
Cool.....a big twiner that gets it. Theres nothing wrong with the bigger bikes, from a dyna to the biggest couch. Their not better bikes, just different. But a day of ridding on a sporty and there is no doubt you just spent the day having a blast on a motorcycle.
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