The 1200 Custom, ironically, looks downright unassuming by comparison. The newest Sportster is pared-down, and rocks the more functional geometry of a standard motorcycle. While the 1200 Custom shares more than a few bits with the 1200 Low and Forty Eight models, it gets a host of changes for 2011, the most intriguing being two chubby 16-inch donuts wrapped around the new five-spoke cast-aluminum wheels (the Low wears a 19-inch front tire; the Forty-Eight’s is the same 16-incher). The chunky Michelin Scorcher tires necessitated a wider front fork, which also gets polished triple clamps, and the Custom also wears a restyled “eyebrow” over the headlamp, as well as a smaller, reshaped tail lamp. MSRP is $10,299, ($300 more than 2010). Otherwise the basic architecture of the Sportster 1200 remains, but for 2011, Harley-Davidson will let the customer choose how they want the Custom customized—even before delivery—via its new HD1 concept (see sidebar).