6 Facts About The Harley Davidson Sportster Seventy Two
The HD Sportster Seventy Two came in a period where the custom craze was almost over. When it hit the market, there were the existing challenges with the prevailing attitude regarding the art of motorcycling in general. There was this new market among the ‘Rich Urban Biker’ crowd of that period. The introduction of the Sportster Seventy Two was mainly to target the rich crowd. The basic reason for this was that in order to make money people who have money should be targeted.
With the initial Sportster Seventy Two following the same variety in designs and more or less the same routine, there was a case of stagnation. Understanding this scenario, there came a period where the Sportster Seventy Two hit the market with minor variations to it. In the case of the 2016 model, the custom culture is back, which was even featured in Vogue with the New Guard. This helped in removing a lot of stigmas which was attached to the original category.
Following the lines of forty-eight, Sportster Seventy Two also does not follow any kind of specific historical model. This model instead concentrates on getting the vibe of an entire era in the case where the choppers were the central attraction to the custom culture which was prevailing during that time. The major part does start with the front end, which comes with the 21-inch laced rim. It also has the cut-down fender which has the drilled supports and skinny white walls that help in setting the tone for the remaining of the bike.
In this case, this model is not exactly a chopper. But it does come with a 30.1-degree rake. Also, the front forks get into the front wheel diameter in order to bring up the front of the frame a little higher than the back. This leads to the stretching, but in the actual case, it seems like an illusion because the minimal clearance in regards to the rocker boxes and the tank proves the opposite. There is the thicker-walled steel tubing which helps in forming a double-downtube in the case of the chassis. There is the double-cradle frame which comes with a heavy and stiff backbone which runs below the tank and the seat.
This seems to be particularly low with just 5.2 inches in the case of ground clearance. There is the laden seat height, which is shy of 27 inches. This suits the riders who look for bikes which help them stay closer to the ground. In the case of the drivetrain, this model has been in the industry for about 30 years. If one equates the number of years with the success rate then this one will surely top it off. The company had enough time to enhance the bike with the needed changes. The engine shape was altered in order to complement the entire look.
There happens to be the purely air cooled option which is way better than the Twin-Cam's twin-cooling technology. The undersquare long-stroke engine is able to produce a displacement of 73.4 cubic inches.