2018 1200 CUSTOM



There’s a reason the word “custom” is in the name—it’s the bike for those who put a premium on making a personal statement.


XL 1200C 1200 Custom

Model Code XL1200C
Length (*Cert) 2,225 mm (87.6 in.)
Overall Width (*Cert) 840 mm (33.1 in.)
Overall Height (*Cert) 1,150 mm (45.3 in.)
Seat Height, Laden N/A
Seat Height, Unladen (*Cert) 725 mm (28.5 in.)
Ground Clearance (*Cert) 4.1 in. (105 mm)
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30
Fork Angle (deg) 30
Trail (X.X in) 107 mm (4.2 in.)
Wheelbase (*Cert) 1,530 mm (60.2 in.)
Tires, Type Michelin® Scorcher® “31” front and rear
Tires, Front Model Scorcher® “31”
Tires, Front Specification 130/90B16 73H
Tires, Rear Model Scorcher® “31”
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 77H
Fuel Capacity 17 l (4.5 gal.)
Reserve Fuel Capacity, Fuel Injection (warning light 3.8 l (1 gal.)
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.6 l (2.8 qt.)
Transmission Capacity .95 l (1 qt)
Primary Chain Case Capacity N/A
Coolant Capacity N/A
Weight, As Shipped (*Cert) 255 kg (562 lb.)
Weight, In Running Order (*Cert) 268 kg (591 lb.)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (*Cert) 454 kg (1,000 lb.)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Front (*Cert) 152 kg (335 lb.)
Gross Axle Weight Rating, Rear (*Cert) 302 kg (665 lb.)
Luggage Capacity -Volume N/A


XL 1200C 1200 Custom

Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Bore (*Cert) 88.9 mm (3.5 in.)
Stroke (*Cert) 96.8 mm (3.8 in.)
Displacement (*Cert) 1,202 cc (73.4 cu in)
Compression Ratio (*Cert) 10:01
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Air Cleaner Paper cartridge type
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
Lubrication System Dry-sump
Drivetrain XL 1200C 1200 Custom
Primary Drive (*Cert) Chain, 38/57 ratio
Final Drive (*Cert) Belt, 30/68 ratio
Clutch Mutli-plate, wet
Transmission 5-speed
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st (*Cert) 9.004
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd (*Cert) 6.432
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd (*Cert) 4.783
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th (*Cert) 3.965
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th (*Cert) 3.4
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th (*Cert) N/A


XL 1200C 1200 Custom

Frame Mild steel, tubular frame; circular sections; cast junctions
Swingarm Mild steel, rectangular tube section, stamped junctions; MIG welded
Front Fork 39 mm Single Cartridge/ Single Free Valve
Rear Shocks Dual Coil-Over; Threaded Preload Adjustment, Emulsion
Wheels, Optional Style Type N/A
Wheels, Front Type Black Steel Laced
Wheels, Front Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Front Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Wheels, Rear Type Black Steel Laced
Wheels, Rear Width 3 in. (76 mm)
Wheels, Rear Height 16 in. (406 mm)
Brakes, Caliper Type Dual-piston front, Dual-piston rear
Brakes, Rotor Type Solid, uniform expansion rotors
Brakes, Front Diameter 300 mm (11.8 in.)
Brakes, Front Thickness 5 mm (0.2 in.)
Brakes, Front is dual No
Brakes, Rear Diameter 260 mm (10.24 in.)
Brakes, Rear Thickness 7 mm (0.28 in.)
Brakes, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Suspension Travel, Front 105 mm (4.12 in.)
Suspension Travel, Rear 54 mm (2.13 in.)


XL 1200C 1200 Custom

Engine Torque Testing Method (*Cert) EEC/95/1
Engine Torque (*Cert) 97 Nm (71.5 ft-lb)
Engine Torque (rpm) (*Cert) 3,500
Lean Angle Testing Method J1168
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 26.2
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 28.3
Fuel Economy Testing Method EU 134/2014
Fuel Economy 5.2 l/100 km (45 mpg)
CO2 Emissions Testing Method N/A
CO2 Emissions N/A


XL 1200C 1200 Custom

Lights (as per country regulation), Headlamp Quartz Halogen, 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Lights (as per country regulation), Tail/Stop LED taillight
Lights (as per country regulation), Front Signal Lights N/A
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warning, low battery, security system
Lights, Rear Turn Signals
Gauges Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Auxiliary Lamps N/A
Electric Power Outlet N/A
GPS System N/A
Reverse Gear N/A
Warranty And Service XL 1200C 1200 Custom
Warranty 24 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,600 km (1,000 miles), every 8,000 km (5,000 miles) thereafter