Harley-Davidson introduces new models
published : 30 Jan 2023 at 04:30
newspaper section: Life
writer: Kingsley Wijayasinha
Harley-Davidson has introduced a range of new models for 2023, including the CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary and five additional limited-edition motorcycles featuring exclusive 120th anniversary commemorative paint, finishes and details.
The American big bike manufacturer said that 2023 offerings also include an updated Breakout performance cruiser and the Nightster Special middleweight sports motorcycle.
120th Anniversary Models
The CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary model comes with a special paint scheme celebrating 120 years of craftsmanship.
Panels of Heirloom Red are applied over a base coat of Anniversary Black, each outlined with a bright red pinstripe and a hand-applied gold paint scallop. The gold-plated tank medallion depicts an Art Deco rendition of the eagle, an iconic Harley-Davidson design element.
Additional details include luxurious Alcantara seat surfaces with gold and red contrast stitching accents, gold-tone powertrain inserts and bright red rocker boxes and pushrod tube collars.
According to Harley-Davidson, the special 120th Anniversary paint in a different scheme will also be offered on five other models -- Ultra Limited Anniversary; Street Glide Special Anniversary; Road Glide Special Anniversary; Fat Boy 114 Anniversary; and Heritage Classic 114 Anniversary.
The refreshed Breakout comes with a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine offering back-breaking torque. It comes with a 19-litre fuel tank topped with a low-profile chrome console shaped to lengthen the motorcycle profile and extend the riding range.
There's a lot of chrome finish around the bike while the wheels are 26-spoke cast aluminium finished in gloss black.
Harley-Davidson said this new middle-weight contender amplifies the Nightster motorcycle riding experience with a host of style, convenience and technology upgrades.
At the heart is the Revolution Max 975T liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, which has been tuned to make tremendous torque at low RPMs. There are various ride modes including Road, Sport, Rain or you can create a set of custom modes. Four-inch round TFT screen displays all instrumentation and infotainment functions.
Premium Brembo components provide an outstanding braking feel and performance for added rider confidence. Single front brake with axial-mount four-piston calliper and 320mm rotor. The single rear brake features a floating single-piston calliper and 260mm rotor.
Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson also announced that electronic cruise control will be offered as a standard feature in the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Breakout, Low Rider S models, and remains standard on Low Rider ST, Heritage Classic and Sport Glide models.
Traction Control System will be offered as a new option for the Breakout, Low Rider S and Low Rider ST models.
Harley-Davidson Nightster Special.