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Published on Friday 19 December 2014 14:23

What's It All About?

The XL1200CA Custom Limited has been introduced as a mid-year addition to the 2013 Harley-Davidson model line-up and offers customers the H-D1 factory customization package. This is a new opportunity that allows the customer to choose from seven option categories to optimize the fit, function and style of their bike to their own personal tastes. By selecting from available factory-installed wheels, handlebars, seats, paint, foot control position, security system, and engine finish, the customer can create a Harley-Davidson that is truly their own design.


What Does It Cost?

The XL1200CA Sportster is among the most-affordable of the Harley-Davidson models. You can pick up the basic version of the XL1200CA Custom Limited for a mere £9,345 on the road. However, by opting for the Custom HD-1 model you are expecting to pay more simply by making this choice. It could be very easy to get carried away with buying all the options available from wheels to chrome covers and special paint jobs, so be wise, have a budget in mind and then stick to it or you'll be in Ducati price country before you know it!


How Does It Handle?

Although this XL1200CA Custom Limited offers a new look it is still a Sportster to the core, while providing a combination of bold styling, nimble handling and the irresistible performance of an all-American V-Twin 1200cc unit. Its riding position is exceptional offering a low, comfortable seat combined with a smooth clutch operation making the XL1200CA a joy to ride.

The new front suspension featuring 39 mm front forks with 30 degrees of rake has been re-tuned to match the latest tyre and wheel combination.This model features new wheels, a pull-back handlebar and a reshaped LED tail lamp combining to give the XL1200CA Custom Limited an exciting and purposeful new look.

Factory-installed options can be swapped out in any combination to the base configuration using these seven different categories:


Verdict

So, a Harley Davidson like no other is yours for the designing. The XL1200CA Custom Limited offers 'old world' character in a modern package. Its 1200CA unit is reassuringly smooth and the advanced braking system ensures that this power is always under control. If this is your first Harley Davidson, then the XL1200CA Custom Limited will make an excellent choice. It's also a bike that is not too difficult to look cool on!

FACTS AT A GLANCE

BIKE: Harley Davidson XL1200CA Custom Limited

PRICE: £9,345

ENGINE: 1202cc air-cooled V-Twin

WEIGHT: 260 kg

SEAT HEIGHT: 710mm

POWER: 55bhp

TANK SIZE: 17 litres

15th November 2012



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