Harley-Davidson starts 2021 with new models and more announcements soon. The Milwaukee-based manufacturer has unveiled five new models for the year, with many more receiving updates. This January announcement is part of the company’s Rewire strategy to reschedule model launches in time for more riding seasons across the globe.
Headlining the updates is the new Street Bob 114. Part of the Softail line, the Street Bob offers stripped-down style and performance to the line. It is the lightest Softail model, fitted with a 114 cubic inch (1,868cc) engine. Harley has fitted it with a mini-ape handlebar to the chopped rear fender. It also gets a new digital riser gauge to keep the front end clean and uncluttered.
Another model receiving updates is the Fat Boy 114. Among the changes is the return of brilliant chrome to replace the satin chrome finish on the powertrain and exhaust, the front end, the rear fender struts and the console.
New Touring models
The baggers of the Touring line are getting some love with some fresh swagger. Among them are the Road King Special, Road Glide Special, and Street Glide Special.
The Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special feature new two-tone paint options, and a choice of a blacked-out or bright chrome styling treatment. Road King Special and Street Glide Special models also get Daymaker LED headlamps, and all three Special models feature a new low-profile engine guard.
All Harley-Davidson Touring models are equipped with a Boom! Box GTS color touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
Upgrades for CVO models
Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles debut all-new Rockford Fosgate advanced audio systems, featuring speakers and amplifiers designed specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Each of the four 2021 CVO models – CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, CVO Limited and CVO Tri Glide – feature new paint options and styling features. They’re powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 117 (1,917cc) V-Twin engine.
All CVO models are equipped with RDRS Safety Enhancements. This suite of technologies is designed to enhance rider confidence with features like Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Drag-Torque Slip Control System, Vehicle Hold Control, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
“Harley-Davidson enters 2021 focused on motorcycling as an emotional experience,” said VP Marketing, Theo Keetell. “The timeless pursuit of adventure and freedom on the open road is the foundation of our heritage and the vision of our future. As we enter this new year and a new riding season, fueling that desire is more important than ever.”
Before concluding, Harley-Davidson announced the global reveal of the highly –anticipated Pan America on Feb. 22, 2021. On that date, the motorcycle's full details will be revealed in a separate digital event.