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The 2002 Harley-Davidson XL-1200C Sportster looks much like it did when the model debuted in 1996. See more motorcycle pictures.

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The 2002 Harley-Davidson XL-1200C Sportster has not changed much since its 1996 debut. Custom versions of the Sportster arrived for 1996 as a way of adding big-Harley styling to the middleweight line.

While the powertrain and basic chassis are shared with "standard" Sportsters, Custom models feature a cast 16-inch rear wheel, spoke 21-inch front wheel, drag-style handlebars on chrome risers, and forward-mounted foot controls. A low-mounted speedometer and chrome teardrop headlight sans traditional Sportster "eyebrow" complete the look.

The 2002 Harley-Davidson XL-1200C Sportster features a low-mounted speedometer.

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Initially, Customs came only in 1200-cc form; in 1999, an 883-cc version was added, but only the 1200 offers optional two-tone paint.

A cast 16-inch rear wheel and spoke 21-inch front wheel are featured on the 2002 Harley-Davidson XL-1200C Sportster.

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