Saturday, December 17, 2011

2012 Harley-Davidson FXS Softail Blackline Review

2012 Harley-Davidson FXS Softail Blackline Review
Long. Low. The Blackline is a Harley-Davidson Softail pared to the bone with visual elements of the original bobber movement combined with a raw style embraced by today's young bike builders. The rider hugs the frame on the lowest two-up seat offered by Harley-Davidson, while reaching high for the new Split Drag handlebar. HIDDEN REAR SHOCKS
It's a signature Harley-Davidson rigid look that you won't find with most other bikes.
PREMIUM PAINT
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Unique effects.
HAND FINISHED FUEL TANK
MINIMALIST LONG CUSTOM STYLING
Blackline's clean look, simplified profile, and defiant attitude embrace the pure essence of riding. The minimal tank graphics, split drag bars and narrow backend allow the Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine and fuel tank to steal the show.
SPLIT DRAG™ HANDLEBAR WITH SLAMMED SPEEDO
Inspired by the way hot rodders and custom pioneers used to slam their rides, the drag style handlebar is an old school garage feature that demands a forward, aggressive riding position.
BLACK SMOOTHIE RIMS
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.
PURE HARLEY-DAVIDSON STYLING
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its roots.
ARTFULLY HIDDEN TECHNOLOGY
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising style and function.
INTUITIVE CONTROLS
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive.
DUNLOP® TIRES
TUNED TO BE RIDDEN
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different from any other bike out on the road.
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 the 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.
FORWARD-MOUNTED CONTROLS
LOW TWO-UP SEAT
AGGRESSIVE RIDING POSITION