Harley-Davidson 2020: Hub meets high tech





Harley-Davidson 2020- Hub meets high tech

An app for the smartphone, which provides the driver with information about his Harley, plus a whole bundle of driver assistance systems and three new models – Harley-Davidson is in the model year 2020 properly gas. From the beginning of September, the novelties will roll to the dealers; At the top of the list is the Low Rider S from the Softail range, which was already on the program in the years 2016 to 2017, but had to pause in the last two years.

Characteristics of this model are the relatively high-mounted handlebar; she followed the fashion of the 1980s. The steering head angle is two degrees steeper than the normal low rider, in the front wheel two disc brakes are mounted, while the standard model with one must get along. In front of the raised handlebar, a small headlight fairing is mounted, the cast aluminium wheels are held in matt dark bronze. The Low Rider S is powered by a 1.68 cc twin-engine, type Milwaukee Eight 114; It offers a torque of 155 Newton meters and a maximum output of 94 hp.

Harley-Davidson 2020- Hub meets high tech

High tech up to the curve ABS
Hardly less strong is the new Road Glide Limited; this is a particularly well-equipped Road Glide with the 114er engine (90 hp), which is a voluminous, frame-mounted fairing of the type “Sharknose”. This model replaces the previously offered Road Glide Ultra. New on the Limited version is a painted interior panel of the cockpit with a high-gloss finish, in addition, there are heated handlebar grips and elaborately designed cast-aluminium wheels. In addition, the Road Glide Limited has the new electronic assistance system package “Reflex Defensive Rider Systems”. It is dynamic traction control, which captures a due to excessive acceleration in curves slipping rear wheel, an anti-skid control for the shift operation and a tiltable ABS.

Harley-Davidson 2020- Hub meets high tech

There are also changes to the factory-tuned CVO models for 2020. For the first time, the Trike CVO Tri Glide, a Harley tricycle, finds its way into the CVO program. Its 1923 cubic centimetre V2 engine Milwaukee Eight 117 makes 109 hp, the maximum torque is 168 Nm. Like the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide models, which are painted differently in the CVO range, the CVO Tri-Glide features the traction control and cornering ABS safety assistance system.

Harley-Davidson 2020- Hub meets high tech

While all new models mentioned so far will be available from October of this year, the all-electric LiveWire will not be available until November. For them, as for all other Harleys, a four-year warranty applies; The manufacturer guarantees five years for the main battery.