2012 Harley-Davidson FLD Dyna Switchback Review
With Detachable Hard Bags and Windshield, Switchback is Two Bikes in One
The Dyna® Switchback™ is custom touring motorcycle with detachable hard saddlebags and quick-detach windshield. Remove those components in just seconds to turn the Switchback into a custom street cruiser. The Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category. Its styling evokes a classic proportion and clean, straightforward lines. The new Dyna® Switchback motorcycle from Harley-Davidson® is a quick-change artist. With its color-matched hard saddlebags and a fork-mounted windshield in place, the Switchback is a custom touring motorcycle. Now the Switchback is a custom street cruiser with a gleaming headlamp nacelle, five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels and a mini-ape handlebar. The Switchback is powered by a muscular Twin Cam 103™ V-Twin engine that delivers strong performance on the boulevard and on the highway. The Switchback is the lightest custom touring motorcycle in its displacement category, and at 718 pounds ready-to-ride is 94 pounds lighter than a Harley-Davidson Road King®. New front-end geometry, premium suspension components, and a low-profile front tire give the Switchback a plush ride and responsive handling.
"A demo ride will reveal that Switchback is a capable touring motorcycle that's also really fun to ride."
CLEAN STYLING, CONVERTIBLE FEATURES
CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS WITH FULL WRAP FENDERS
this bike makes a modern visual statement that’s truly rooted in Harley-Davidson heritage.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE POWER
The air cooled Twin Cam 103 Harley Davidson® engine delivers more stump pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction.
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE HERITAGE
TWIN CAM 103™ ENGINE INNOVATION
Fire up the Twin Cam 103 engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Six speeds. Low routine maintenance.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots. Dripping with power.
SIX SPEED CRUISE DRIVE® TRANSMISSION
The Six-Speed Cruise Drive provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed.
ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function.
LIGHT WEIGHT CHASSIS
CARTRIDGE-STYLE FRONT FORKS