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An astonishing Harley Davidson XL 1200C Sportster Custom with just 316 miles.
T21 x 2.15 TLA Laced front wheel, T16 x 3.00 DOT Disc rear wheel, carburettor enrichener knob, 12.5 litre fuel tank, electric start, run cut off switch, chrome-bezelled black-faced speedometer, chrome surround single headlamp, twin chromed rear-view mirrors, forward foot controls, pillion seat and foot pegs, front fork reflectors, chrome battery cover, chrome horn cover, fork lock, chrome jiffy stand. Harley Davidson genuine Sportster accessories; Chrome plated swingarm for Sportster, Sportster chrome belt guard, chrome exhaust bracket kit, chrome Pyramid axle adjuster. Screamin’ Eagle Sportster accessories; Screamin’ Eagle II slip-fit mufflers – Baloney Cut, Sportster high-flow air cleaner kit, black oval air cleaner insert, black timer cover with logo.
The Harley Davidson Sportster is a line of motorcycles continuously produced by the iconic manufacturer since 1957. This XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom has covered an astonishingly low 316 miles from new with just one owner and is as close to a new machine as you are ever likely to find! The factory original 2-Tone Vivid Black and Chrome Yellow paintwork looks simply stunning against the lashings of mirror finish chrome. The one and only owner specified a plethora of Harley Davidson genuine Sportster accessories and Screamin’ Eagle Sportster accessories from the huge catalogue of additions available. These machines really are a dream to those wishing to personalise their pride and joy! Commensurate with the hyper-low mileage is the condition of this machine with meticulous scrutiny revealing unspoilt perfection throughout. The exposed ‘naked’ construction offers clearly visible factory labels, engine stamping and VIN stamping to the stock. Ride the legend with this as new Sportster.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
At the heart of the machine lays the trusted 1199cc OHC V Evolution engine with electric start and stock carburettor enrichener knob. Engine torque figures are quoted as 87Nm at 3000rpm but a genuine Screamin Eagle high-flow air cleaner kit will see an improvement to this. As you would expect from such a low mileage and cosseted machine, the engine is a piece of ornamental beauty, proudly on display with masses of highly polished chrome, a detailer’s paradise! Firing instantly on the electric start, the bike performs perfectly and has just been to a Harley Davidson main dealer for a service. The transmission with constant mesh works through each of the five gears effortlessly. Exhilarating Baloney cut Screamin’ Eagle II slip-fit mufflers were specified when the bike was new with the factory original mufflers kept should the next owner wish to revert back to stock and a slightly quieter experience!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The ornate Laced front wheel and DOT Disc rear wheel are unmarked with a gorgeous bright and original finish. The factory fitted premium brand Dunlop Harley Davidson D402F MH/90-21 front and D401 130/90 B16 rear tyres have masses of tread remaining. Disc brakes of size 292mm front and rear with two-piston callipers take care of stopping superbly.
The iconic Sportster series from Harley Davidson needs no introduction, and this XL 1200C Sportster 1200 Custom enjoys immense popularity worldwide. This outstanding example was registered on 21 March 2001 by Thames Valley Harley Davidson to the first and only owner, Mr Lewis. The New Motorcycle Sales Order in the history file is made out to Mr Lewis and confirms the extensive list of specified accessories and the corresponding prices. Mr Lewis has owned the bike ever since, for almost 20 years to the day, and the current and original blue V5 document displays zero former keepers. Forming part of a collection of classic vehicles, the bike has covered a genuine 316 miles from new. The original maintenance coupon and record book, owner’s manual, Harley Davidson accessories book and model year 2001 range brochure have all been kept as well as a Sportsters Haynes Manual covering bikes from 1970-2003. Two documented services have been carried out by Harley Davidson Main Dealers, the most recent in March 2021 by Cheltenham Harley Davidson cost of £599.78 and included a new genuine Harley Davidson battery and Ultrasonic carburettor clean. The history folder is completed with the original PDI checklist, a file of previous MOT certificates and both factory supplied keys.
A member of the Harley Owners Group (HOG), Mr Lewis is clearly an avid fan of the marque and this gorgeous XL 1200C Sportster Custom is as close to a ‘new’ machine as you can get.
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