2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster® 1200 Low

Sportster® 1200 Low

THIS IS WHERE LOVE OF TORQUE AND LOVE OF STREET COME TOGETHER. Long. Low. Forged from steel, dipped in chrome and perfected with 1,200-cubic-centimeters of meaty V-Twin. The lowered seat puts you close to the calibrated suspension. The style is classic Harley®. Raw. Nothing watered down. The metal emblems on the tank just confirm what your two eyes already tell you is true. The proportions are built around the rider. The handgrips reach back to meet you at the center of the machine, joining comfort with performance. Just the way it should be.


  • Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168): 31° / 29°


  • Oil Capacity: 3.6 qt. (3.4 l)
  • Weight: In Running Order: 581 lbs. (263.5 kg)


  • Instruments: Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometerTime-of-day clock Dual resettable tripmeter
  • Indicator Lamps: High beam NeutralLow oil pressure Turn signalsEngine diagnosticsLow fuel warnings

Key Features:

  • Rubber-mounted, 1,200 cc Evolution® engine
  • Pulled back Touring handlebar
  • Low, reduced-reach solo seat
  • Mid-mounted controls
  • Low front and rear suspension
  • One-piece chrome handlebar clamp / speedometer housing and chrome 1-in. risers
  • Two-up seat with narrow nose, low forward profile, small pillion and rear “Sportster” embroidery
  • Black painted fender strut covers

NEW IN 2008:

  • Hollow front axle
  • Paint color options
  • Custom color combinations
  • Serialized, Limited-edition 105th Anniversary Package:Anniversary Copper Pearl and Vivid Black paintAnniversary tank cloisonné with copper Harley-Davidson Bar & Shield logoAnniversary serialized plaqueAnniversary copper-colored inserts on seat and pillionAnniversary air cleaner and timer cover insertsAnniversary Gloss Black painted cast aluminum wheels


  • Miles per Gallon (ESPFI): 57 highway / 42 city
  • Primary Drive: Chain, 57/34 ratio
  • Gear Ratio (overall): 1st - 9.315 2nd - 6.653 3rd - 4.948 4th - 4.102 5th - 3.517


  • Front & Rear: Black, 13-spoke

General Information

Manufacturer Harley-Davidson
Model Year 2008
Model Sportster® 1200 Low
Model Code 1CX358
Stock Number 400757
Color 105th Anniversary Copper Pearl / Vivid Black


Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Tires Front: 100/90-19 57H Rear: 150/80B16 71H


Length 89.1 in. (2,263.1 mm)
Weight 557 lbs. (252.65 kg)
Ground Clearance 4.4 in. (111.79 mm)
Wheelbase 59.7 in. (1,516.38 mm)
Seat Height Laden: 26.3 in. (668.2 mm) Unladen: 28 in. (711.2 mm)


Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Carbon-fiber belt


Engine Evolution®
Displacement 73.2 ci (1,199.5 cc)
Bore x Stroke 3.5 x 3.81 in. (88.9 x 96.77 mm)
Torque 79 ft. lbs. (107.1 Nm) @ 4,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. (17 l)
Clutch Multi-plate with diaphragm spring in oil bath
Cooling Air
Exhaust Chrome, staggered shorty with dual mufflers


Rake 29.6°
Trail 4.7 in. (119 mm)