HARLEY DAVIDSON LAUNCHES THREE MOTORCYCLES IN INDIAPosted On: February 28, 2018 By : AutoLife Team
Harley-Davidson expanded their Softail family by launching three new motorcycles; the 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Anniversary, Low Rider and Deluxe.Harley designers have maintained the silhouette of the original (first-generation) bike but, like the standard Fat Boy, the new motorcycle comes with an all-LED headlight, chunky tyres and the drool-worthy solid disc wheels, which Harley calls ‘Lakester’. Powering the Fat Boy Anniversary Edition is a 1,868cc V-twin motor churning out an earth-moving 161.3Nm of torque. The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Anniversary Edition competes against the Triumph Thunderbird Storm and the Indian Chief Classic in our two-wheeler space.The Harley-Davidson Deluxe is a more traditional take on the Heritage Classic, featuring chrome in abundance. Unlike the Heritage Classic, the Deluxe features chrome wire-spoke wheels and whitewall tyres as well. It also misses out on a windscreen and features a shorter, swept-back handlebar unlike the Heritage’s typical ape hangers. The Deluxe features a single seat, although a pillion seat is available as an accessory.Sharing the stage with the Deluxe is the Low Rider, a popular motorcycle among customisers, and it’s the first time the model has been offered in India. Powering the Low Rider is a Milwaukee-Eight 107 which replaces the High Output Twin Cam 103 engine used previously on this model. The 1,746cc V-twin, oil-cooled engine produces 149Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The new motorcycle gets a monoshock unit, which replaces the twin shocks as seen on its predecessor, and it also features a Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) telescopic front fork.