FLHRC Road King Classic
FLHRC Road King Classic
2012 - 13
Four stroke, V-Twin, 'Twin Cam
103 with integrated oil cooler'
1690 cc / 103.1 cub in.
Bore x Stroke
98.4 x 111.1 mm
Chrome, 2-1-2 dual exhaust with tapered mufflers
Electronic Sequential Port
Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Single-fire, non-wasted, map-controlled spark
138 Nm / 14.1 kgf-m /102 ft/lb @ 3500 rpm
Chain, 34/46 ratio
1st 9.593 / 2nd 6.65 / 3rd 4.938 / 4th 4.0 / 5th 3.407 / 6th 2.875
Mild steel, square-section backbone with twin
Lean Angle, Left
Lean Angle, Right
41.3 mm telescopic,
2x 292mm disc 4 piston caliper
Single 292mm disc 4 piston caliper
170 mm / 6.7 in
Length 2392 mm / 94.2 in
Width 949.96 mm / 37.4 in
Height 1399.54 mm / 55.1 in
1612 mm / 63.5 in
Laden2 678.mm / 26.7 in
Unladen 714 mm / 28.1 in
355.6 kg / 783 lbs
368 kg / 811 lbs
/ 6.0 US gal
The Road King® Classic model takes the nostalgic
look and feel of the Road King a little further with extra details for this
road-worthy touring bike, like leather-wrapped saddlebags, nostalgic chrome
fuel tank console, tooled metal detailing on the fender, tank, seat and
bags, and chrome laced wheels with wide whitewall tires. The innovative
Harley-Davidson® Touring chassis is based on a single-spar, rigid backbone
frame and a stout swingarm developed to withstand the demands of long-haul
touring riders and today's powerful engines.
Harley-Davidson FLHRC Road King Classic Key Features
NEW Paint color options
• Rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103™ V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port
Fuel Injection (ESPFI) with heated O2 sensors and Electronic Throttle
• Black powder-coated powertrain with chrome covers
• Chrome 2-1-2 dual exhaust with slash-up end caps
• Chrome, Steel Laced wheels with wide-whitewall tires
• Tubeless Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheel option
• Chrome, nostalgic fuel tank console with electronic speedometer
• Deep FL front fender with trim
• Clean rear fender with deluxe trim
• Stainless steel, ergonomic handlebar
• One-piece, two-up Road King® seat with tooled leather trim and chrome
• Clear, large quick-release detachable windshield
• Tooled, leather-wrapped hard saddlebags; 1.85 cu. ft. volume
• Large Hiawatha headlight and chrome nacelle
• Auxiliary passing lights
• Electronic cruise control
The Road King® Classic model takes the nostalgic look and feel of the Road
King a little further with extra details for this road-worthy touring bike,
like leather-wrapped saddlebags, nostalgic chrome fuel tank console, tooled
metal detailing on the fender, tank, seat and bags, and chrome laced wheels
with wide whitewall tires.
Residing beneath all that fine detail is the powerful 1690 cc, Twin Cam 103™
engine with integrated oil cooler, and an Anti-lock
Braking System and a Smart Security System are available as a
factory-installed option. Add in the standard electronic cruise control and
the Road King® Classic proves, once again, that no one else can combine a
glorious heritage with modern features and technology like Harley-Davidson.
• 6-speed Cruise Drive® transmission with integrated Isolated Drive System
• Dunlop® “Multi-Tread” rear tire construction extends tire life by 25
• Brembo® 4-piston front and rear caliper with dual front rotor brake system
• Air-adjustable rear shocks
• Full-length rider footboards
• Height-adjustable passenger footboards
• Six-gallon fuel tank
Classic Fuel Tank
Part of the unmistakable style of the Harley-Davidson® Road King® Classic
motorcycle is plenty of room for showing off your paint. This classically
styled, bold six-gallon fuel tank doesn't just give you a bigger canvas for
premium or custom paint; it holds six gallons of go so you can eat up a lot
more road between pit stops. We know fuel economy is important—but so is
style. A dual-color paint scheme, crisp pinstripes that accentuate the clean
lines of the bike and unique Harley-Davidson tank medallions make this ride
the real king of the road.
Classic Hiawatha Headlamp
Big and commanding, this headlamp hearkens back to the Big Twins of the 60s.
You get nothing less than the latest in materials and technology. Clear-lens
reflector optics provide a longer distance high beam and wider low beam.
It's a bright, striking daytime lamp that blasts a little further into the
night. There's just no beating the classic lines of that sweeping headlight
Unique to the Road King® Classic model are injection-molded hard saddlebags
draped in premium leather. The intricate, hand-tooled leather is stitched
with style and extremely durable as compared to other leather-wrapped bags
out on the road. Bottom line—they keep their shape and never sag. And as the
leather ages, it adds to the classic, old school attitude of the bike. With
a capacity of 1.85 cu. ft. volume of storage, these slick bags keep your
things conveniently tucked away on the road, and easy to access whenever you
Tank Mounted Gauges
Tank-mounted fuel gauges boast traditional styling while offering you a
clean, unobstructed view of the electric speedometer and odometer. A little
chrome never hurts either. You'll only find these unique gauges on the Road
King® and Road King® Classic models.
Wide Whitewall Tires
One of the defining styling features of the Road King® Classic model is the
nostalgic wide whitewall tires with premium laced wheels. A nod to the 1950s
boulevard look, these fat rubber rollers are just the right throwback detail
from Harley-Davidson that ups the ante in any scene. Total old school
styling without sacrificing handling or performance.
Unique Rear Fender Styling
At the tail end of the Road King® Classic model, a cool premium chrome
accent tells those behind you exactly how you roll. With the legendary H-D®
forged in the chrome, there's no way anyone can mistake the quality and
style of The Motor Company. The license plate bracket sits high up on the
fender and, as an extra touch, we throw a little LED lighting around the
plate for crisp visibility.
Up to two times thicker than the competition, custom quality paint comes
standard on all Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Clearcoat layering up to five
mils deep. Bigger metal flakes. Unique effects in the sunglo and pearl
colors. Skimping simply is not in our vocabulary.
Hand Finished Fuel Tank
All Harley-Davidson® fuel tanks are finished by hand—that's what makes them
stand out from the competition. Their seamless design and unmatched style
are unique among all motorcycles on the road. The tanks are one of the first
and last things people notice when they lay their eyes on a Harley-Davidson®
motorcycle—so we make it worth their time.
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Heritage
The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The
Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™
engine. We painstakingly perfected every cubic inch, pushing design and
technology forward—all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's
unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead,
Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96™
engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result
of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909, and the proud heritage
that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Innovation
Fire up the Twin Cam 103™ engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed.
Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more
refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine
and Six-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission were designed to work together. Six
speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine
maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.
Pure Harley-Davidson Styling
Feast your eyes on the Twin Cam 103™ engine and there's no mistaking its
roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an
attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black
powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin
tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure.
Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean
lines of cases and covers—the Twin Cam 103™ engine makes an ironclad
statement to holding on to what's right and staying true to what satisfies
Six-Speed Cruise Drive®
You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a
little. 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. And the Isolated Drive System makes
acceleration flow in a smooth, steady stream from your wrist right down to
the pavement. It's a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low
growl goes a long way when you're opening up the road ahead.
Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power
Live your ride to the power of Twin Cam 103™. 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. It’s a performance punch that you’ll appreciate when
passing, climbing hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in
back—all under that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower
cruising rpm, so you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and
better highway fuel economy.
Four-Point Engine Isolation System
After three decades of keeping the vibrations of the Big Twin from getting
to the rider, Harley-Davidson engineers decided to take something that is
already great and make it even better, perfecting the delicate balance of
shake, rattle and ride—comfortably. In 2009, we added a fourth isolation
point to our three-point rubber engine isolation system. Just get that Big
Twin idling and feel the difference.
If you're ready to take touring to the next level, the standard cruise
feature will help you settle in for the long haul. Get the comfort of the
cruise without the cables cluttering up your handlebar. Our electronic
throttle control technology makes it possible to have the best of both
When it comes to the Road King® Classic model with ABS, 'stopping power' has
a double meaning. The components of our ABS are tastefully hidden within the
wheel hub, so you'll still turn heads with a clean, streamlined design. More
importantly, though, you get certainty in the saddle knowing your bike's
going to behave when you need it.
H-D® Smart Security System
The factory installed next-generation security system features a hands-free
fob that automatically arms and disarms the vehicle electronic security
functions as you approach and walk away from the bike. Stick the fob on your
ignition key ring and let it do all the work. It's this attention to details
and security that make Harley-Davidson® motorcycles unique.
Artfully Hidden Technology
Harley-Davidson leverages the latest in technology without compromising
style and function. That means we hide electronics. The whole wiring harness
is skillfully routed behind the jewels of the bike—the tank, engine and all
the other eye-popping features you want to see. It's just another way The
Motor Company goes the extra mile to give its bikes that premium,
top-of-the-line fit and finish.
Hand controls on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle are incredibly intuitive. The
turn signals are self-canceling and, based on the speed and angle of the
motorcycle, they know how long to stay on. Engaging the controls quickly
becomes second nature so you can focus less on turning off your signal and
more on basking in the freedom of the ride.
Dunlop® Multi-Tread™ Tires
The 180mm back tire is engineered to do more than fill out the rear fender
and put a bigger patch of rubber on the road. Dunlop® Multi-Tread™
technology uses harder compounds at the center and softer on the sides for a
tire that still knows how to knuckle-down on corners. Perfect for making
this bike agile on every curvy stretch of road. And the way it feels going
through an abrupt off-camber turn will put a grin on your face that'll last
to the next state line.
Confidence. Control. High-performance dual disc Brembo® brakes offer
consistent stopping power at all speeds. The 4-piston front and rear caliper
with dual front rotor brake system is state of the art and top of the line.
It's just another way The Motor Company puts a high level of detail into
their bikes to give you peace of mind throughout your journey.
With air-adjustable suspension that comes standard, you can dial in your
ride to accommodate heavier or lighter payloads, battle unexpected road
conditions or simply set it to how you like to roll. The lighter the load,
the softer you can go by decreasing the air pressure a bit, or increase the
air pressure for a more firm ride. A convenient air valve is located between
the saddlebag and rear fender for quick adjusting. It's all about rider and
passenger comfort and setting your bike to fit your taste—the easy way.
Frame and Swingarm
Change everything. Lose nothing. Our complete redesign of the frame and
swingarm has only been around since 2009, and it's already changing the game
entirely. Stamped and welded parts and bent tubing were ditched for strong
castings and forgings—just like the legendary Harley-Davidson frames of
years past. The result is a frame that rides rigid and owns the corners. The
acceleration is strong. The ride is tight and responsive. And the feel on
the road is confidence inspiring.
Legendary Low Speed Maneuverability
At The Motor Company, we believe you don't make innovative, next-generation
Touring motorcycles without shedding a little blood, sweat and tears. And
when you get it right—like with the low speed maneuverability on our Touring
models—all the other upgrades in the ride just combine to create a big-boned
bike that is light and nimble while carving up tight turns or if you find
yourself riding in a parade or group ride.
Tuned to Be Ridden
Harley-Davidson® motorcycles are different than any other bike out on the
road. There's a balance to them. The steering, the maneuverability—it's all
in concert. And each Harley-Davidson® model is tuned differently to create a
unique riding experience for each individual no matter which bike they swing
their leg over. Let's face it, we didn't get to where we are by being like
Modern styling and comfort that doesn't sacrifice an ounce of nostalgic
style: This ultimate Touring saddle features a sculpted seat with a deeper
contoured bucket and narrower neck, to relieve pressure on your thighs,
while providing more back support and comfort for a wide variety of rider
sizes. And the lower seat height—26.1 inches to be exact—puts your feet
closer to the road to enhance your confidence. Additionally, the leather
trim and premium stitching accentuate the advanced ergonomics while giving
the seat that sharp detail you only find on a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.
It's science in service of comfort, and your way to beat fatigue over the
Full-Length Footboards & Toe/Heel Gear Shifts
Your boots were made for riding—any way you see fit. Our full-length
footboards boast a time-tested, tried-and-true design and rubber isolation
for a comfortable ride, while the height-adjustable passenger boards add
another level of customizable comfort for your riding partner. And for
shifting gears, you can use either the traditional toe-shift or the even
easier, more convenient heel-shift. It might take a few rides, but once
you've gotten used to the smooth shifting rhythm, you'll never give it up.
Wide Set Handlebar
Classic style and maximum comfort. That's the perfect balance of the wide
set handlebars that come standard on the Road King® Classic model. They're
designed to keep you comfortably propped in a commanding position while
making sure your neck muscles stay calm and relaxed mile after mile, state
after state. Durable stainless steel insures the structural rigidity you
expect from a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle with the deep, lustrous finish you
Go from touring to cruising in a heartbeat. Detach the screen for a clean,
cool cruising style, or re-attach it in seconds for a clean envelope of air
over the long haul. The windshield is as tough as they come—durable, scratch
resistant, low maintenance. And whether you choose to have it on off, your
Road King® Classic motorcycle rules with a nostalgic style and versatility
you can make your own.
Welcome to the crossroads of pure Harley-Davidson style and smart
engineering. The 2-1-2 exhaust helps direct heat away from the rider and
passenger, while providing ample performance, and signature Harley-Davidson
rumble, and big style.
Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy
Our motorcycles are built to be ridden. A lot. So that means that rider
comfort is top of mind. Always. 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. Best part, you can easily turn this feature on or off
yourself whenever the bike is stopped.
Seat Engineering and Design
The seat is home for Harley-Davidson® motorcycle riders. They want a seat
that has unique style without sacrificing comfort. Because of that,
Harley-Davidson invests a lot of time in researching, designing and testing
seats so that every bike has just the right saddle.