2012 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic Review
1940s-style leather saddlebags with quick-detach buckles, full FL front fender, chrome laced wheels and hub cover all pay homage to the past, while the counter-balanced Twin Cam 96™ engine, hidden rear suspension and new optional Anti-lock Braking System all reside at the forefront of modern technology.
NOSTALGIC CUSTOM STYLE
Do laced wheels, whitewalls and studded leather add to the way a bike feels on the road?
HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS
If you want a comfortable bike but love that rigid-suspension look, you've come to the right bike. The unique medallion on the Heritage Softail® Classic motorcycle is glass-inlayed, cloisonné-and-chrome style and shows that Harley-Davidson® Softail® model heritage that runs in your blood. PREMIUM PAINT
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
SIX-SPEED CRUISE DRIVE®
The Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed.
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. And a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (OPTIONAL)
ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function. Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road.
Classic style and maximum comfort. That's the perfect balance of the tall handlebars that come standard on the Heritage Softail® Classic model. Rubber vibration isolation for a comfortable ride. Hit the boulevard in style with the classic Softail® two-up seat. The classic, old-school styling includes a studded seat valance that matches your bags, and the seat pillion is detachable.
ENGINE IDLE TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. With the Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) feature, the motorcycle automatically cuts fuel and fire from rear cylinder when idling, which helps reduce engine heat felt by rider and passenger.
SEAT ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that, Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.