Harley-Davidson has added to its line-up with an array of upgrades to current models and the announcement of new models.
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Here are the full details on the changes and additions to the range:
NEW: Road Glide Special
Initially announced at the beginning of August, more details have been provided about the Road Glide Special. It features a vented, frame-mounted fairing that minimises head buffeting, Dual Reflector Daymaker LED headlamps, premium Boom! Box infotainment, upgraded suspension, and Reflex linked braking with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Prices start at £19,495.
NEW: Street Glide Special
The new Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special is a “fully loaded” version of the popular performance Touring model equipped with a High Output Twin Cam 103 powertrain, Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system, Batwing fairing with splitstream vent, Dual Halogen headlamp, Enforcer cast aluminium wheels and Reflex Linked Brakes with ABS. Prices start at £19,295.
NEW: Ultra Limited Low
Harley-Davidson claim to offer ‘the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike’, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style on the new Ultra Limited Low.
Harley-Davidson went over its range of touring motorcycles from top to bottom, responding to customer input to develop a better fit for riders as short as 5 feet 5 inches tall.
“With this new model we are addressing the important issue of fit, perhaps the ultimate expression of personalisation,” said Michelle Kumbier, Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President of Motorcycle Operations. “This Low model will allow many riders to feel more comfortable and more confident when they settle into the seat.”
It has a seat height of 650.2mm which is 43.1mm lower than the Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic model. A raft of changes have been made to suit shorter riders including: A new low-profile seat; reduced width of both the primary drive housing and derby cover; a new handlebar that places hand controls 50.8mm closer to the rider; smaller-diameter hand grips reduce finger reach to the brake and clutch levers; Assist and Slip hydraulic clutch reduces lever effort; new passenger footboard mount allows the footboards to be folded up so they are out of the way when pushing the motorcycle in a garage or driveway and finally a new toe tab extension reduces foot reach required to retract the side stand.
The new model features a Twin- Cooled High Output Twin Cam 103 engine, a 100-watt Boom! Box 6.5GT infotainment system complete with a touch screen and GPS, contrast chrome Impeller cast aluminium wheels, rich two-tone paint schemes, a premium Tour-Pak luggage rack, premium saddlebag travel bags and a premium Tour-Pak travel-pak. Prices start at £21,395.
The American brand is also adding to its range of Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) models:
NEW: CVO Street Glide
Boasting a new Boom! Audio system backed by 600 watts of power streaming through four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers, this limited-production bagger is a rolling concert venue that delivers shocking volume and outstanding sonic quality. Top it off with an intricate paint scheme and the added exclusivity of four colour options. Prices start at £27, 995.
NEW: CVO Road Glide Ultra
Drenched in chrome and custom paint, this super-premium touring motorcycle offers world-class aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials and the unrelenting performance of a Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 engine. Prices start at £28,995.
Long-haul travel with style is the mission of the CVO Limited model, refreshed for 2015 with new polished chrome Slicer wheels and the Airflow Collection of accessories. Prices start at £30,295.
CVO Softail Deluxe
The nostalgic character of the CVO Softail Deluxe model is updated with a new braking system and two-tone paint options. Prices start at £23,195.
H-D has also announced a new braking system for the Softail range. The new system for Softail models is said to deliver ‘improved modulation and responsiveness’ and claims to ‘decrease hand lever effort by 40 percent’. New front brake components include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake caliper with 34 and 32mm pistons coated to minimize initial displacement, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300mm front brake rotor. The caliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.
Across its 2015 model line-up, Harley-Davidson has introduced eight new paint colours, including new Custom colours Black Magic and Radioactive Green and new Hard Candy Custom metal flake colours: Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.
For more information or to take a closer look at the whole range visit: www.harley-davidson.co.uk