Harley-Davidson unveils a Sportster with touring features - the new SuperLow 1200T.

Harley-Davidson has announced a new Sportster model geared for long-haul touring to its 2014 line-up – the SuperLow 1200T. The arrival of the all-new SuperLow 1200T marks the first time that Harley-Davidson has combined a SuperLow chassis with the performance of its trademarked Evolution 1200 V-Twin engine.

So if you wanted to hit the road on something that is a little lighter and a little lower, the SuperLow 1200T was designed to meet your needs.  Harley-Davidson says that the ergonomics were designed to cater to riders between 5’1”- 5’7” in height - making sure the ground, handlebars and foot controls are within easy reach. It has a seat height of 26.1 inches and is also 118 pounds lighter than Harley-Davidson’s lightest Big Twin tourer.

The touring features added to the Sportster are a detachable windscreen, lockable saddlebags, and quick detach docking points to make it easy to add a backrest or luggage rack. Harley also made included an easy-to-reach dial to adjust the preload of the rear suspension to allow riders to accommodate for changes made by adding a passenger or luggage.

Powering the SuperLow 1200T is Harley’s 1200cc V-Twin air-cooled Evolution engine with Harley’s Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) system. The 1200cc motor boasts 71 foot pounds of peak torque at 3500rpm.

The touring features added to the Sportster was a detachable windscreen  lockable saddlebags  and quick detach docking points to make it easy to add a back rest or luggage rack.

For stopping power up front, the SuperLow gets a 300mm rotor, a rigid front brake caliper with dual 38mm pistons with ABS available as a factory installed options.

The SuperLow touring model has mini footboards and differs slightly from the SuperLow 883 chassis as the foot position has been moved three inches forward, further adding to touring comfort and making it easier to reach the ground.

Other than that it has the same fork angle, wheel sizes and radial tires engineered for the SuperLow 883 to reduce steering effort and give it more responsive handling. It also comes with black and silver split five-spoke aluminum wheels, plenty of chrome and a tank medallion.

Consistent with the rest of the 2014 Sportster models, the SuperLow 1200T received the same electrical system updates. Starting with an analog speedometer with digital tachometer and restyled hand controls, including a left-hand switch to toggle through screen displays on the speedometer. Also a part of that upgrade is an updated wire harness and voltage regulator.

Harley-Davidson also gave it a new oil tank and side cover design to allow for easier access to the battery and diagnostic terminal.

The MSRP is listed at $11,799 and it is available in Vivid Black, Candy Orange, and two-tone Birch White/Midnight Pearl.

 

 

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