Harley-Davidson has launched today two new Softail motorcycles in India – Low Rider as shown above
and Deluxe as shown below. These motorcycles feature a stiffer and significantly lighter frame built to harness the high torque output of the new dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. These motorcycles come with high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension and an easily adjustable hidden rear monoshock and the aggressively styled 2018 Softail models are faster, lighter and
better handling than any of their Big Twin cruiser predecessors.
The other significant features of thes 2018 Softail models are high stiffness carbon steel tubular frame combined with the swingarm significantly increases the rigidity of the chassis. The frame itself is 65% stiffer than the outgoing Softail design, which according to the company leads to a 34% increase in overall chassis stiffness. Its design also achieves reduced complexity with a 50% reduction in component parts and 22% reduction in welds.
There are two unique swingarms, one for narrow and one for wide rear tires. The wide chassis is 5.89kg (15%) lighter while the narrow chassis shaves 8.16kg (20%). The swingarm transfers rear wheel movement to the under-seat monoshock while maintaining the pure, classic lines of a hardtail frame.
Brand new high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension – first introduced on 2017 Touring models – delivers damping performance that’s similar to a cartridge fork but with improved, more responsive damping characteristics. It is optimised for both comfortable cruising and spirited riding
These models are up to 17kg lighter than before, delivering an improved power-to-weight ratio that provides quicker acceleration, better braking and dynamic cornering capability combined with increased lean angles.
These models are powered by Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine which retain the iconic 45-degree VTwin cylinder angle with a broad-shouldered top end accentuated by a single camshaft design that tapers to a slim bottom end for a muscular contour.
Low Rider Features:
- Throwback-style dual tank mount speedo and tach gauges, headlight visor and fuel tank graphics
- 19-inch front and 16-inch rear Radiate cast wheels
- 2-into-2 Shotgun exhaust
- Standard ABS
- Retro-Modern Styled LED lighting from front to back: headlight, running lights, Tombstone tail light and blade-like turn signals
- Signature pull-back handlebar
- 33-pound weight reduction to previous model
- Standard ABS
The Low Rider is priced Rs.12,99,000 and Deluxe is priced Rs. 17,99,000 and they will be available from 1st March.
On the occasion of the 115th Anniversary year of the brand, Harley-Davidson has announced a price revision for their popular Touring and CVO lineup. Road King that was previously priced at INR 2,837,000 will now be available for INR 2,499,000, while Street Glide Special that was priced at INR 3,350,000 will now be available for INR 2,999,000. Likewise, the new price for Road Glide Special is INR 3,299,000 against the old price of INR 3,561,000 and CVO Limited is now available at INR 4,999,000
against the old price INR 5,372,000.
The Fat Boy Anniversary edition will also be available across stores at INR 1,979,000.