Harley-Davidson’s just confirmed what’s being added to its expansive line-up for 2020. And here’s (almost) everything you need to know…
In addition to the all-new electric LiveWire which we rode out on the World Launch last month, H-D’s confirmed it’s relaunching the Low Rider S and a new CVO Tri Glide trike – and it’s also introducing a new H-D Connect subscription-based smartphone service and its Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) which offers new rider-control tech including traction control and advanced Antilock Braking System (ABS).
Heather Malenshek, Chief Marketing Officer said: “Harley-Davidson offers riders a host of new models, gear and accessories for 2020 as we leverage our unmatched ability to blend style, performance and technology in products designed to elevate the motorcycling experience. This year Harley-Davidson offers more choices for more riders than ever before.”
NEW LOW RIDERS S
There’s a new Rider S coming for 2020. With a Milwaukee-Eight 114 powerplant fitted into a Softail chassis, it’s kitted out with premium suspension components, raised handlebars, a mini fairing, a solo seat and blacked-out finishes.
H-D’s introducing some new technology for 2020. The Connect service is essentially a subscription based smartphone system which works through the Harley app to allow riders connect remotely to their motorcycle. It means H-D owners can remotely monitor their motorcycle’s security, receiving tamper alerts and stolen-vehicle assistance.
It’s also introduced its new Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS). It’s a collection of technology which works to monitor available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking – while utilising the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology.
NEW ROAD GLIDE
The Road Glide Limited two-up tourer is getting an update for 2020 too. It comes with premium luxury-touring features, including painted pin striping, a gloss-finish inner fairing, heated grips, Slicer II Contrast Bright wheels, a new tank and front and rear mudguard medallions. Powered by H-D’s inimitable Milwaukee-Eight 114 – it also gets some premium touring suspension (with an easy-to-adjust rear shock) and Reflex Electronic Linked Brakes with ABS. And it also comes with the Boom Box GTS infotainment system with a colour touch screen offering navigation, communication and entertainment options.
That’s not all. There’s also Black Finish Option for the 2020 Ultra Limited and Road Glide Limited models gives these models a sinister blacked-out look direct from the factory. The Black Finish package includes: Slicer II cast aluminum wheels finished in Gloss Black, fuel tank, front and rear fender medallions with a Gloss Black fill surrounded by a Charcoal border, Gloss Black powder coated powertrain, covers and exhaust plus black Tour-Pak luggage carrier hinges, latches and rack, a black console, footboards, handlebar, gauge trim rings, hand control levers, mirrors, and foot controls, black LED Daymaker headlamp, trim ring and LED fog lamps (Ultra Limited only), and black fork lowers, fork covers, engine guard and saddlebag guards.
NEW CVO MODELS
Finally, there’s a CVO Tri Glide trike joining the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models for 2020. Powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 117 powertrain, H-D’s limited-production, premium CVO bikes are kitted out with advanced technology, exclusive components and show-stopping finishes.
AND HERE’S A LOOK AT SOME OF H-D’S NEW PAINT SCHEMES TOO…
AND TO CHECK OUT OUR RIDING IMPRESSIONS OF THE NEW LIVEWIRE, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.