Feb 28, 2018, 05.02 PM IST
Meet the new Softails
American cult bike maker Harley Davidson on Friday 28 unveiled two new models in its Softail portfolio – Low Rider and Deluxe (in pic) – priced at Rs 12.99 lakh and Rs 17.99 lakh, respectively. The models are an addition to the four MY18 Softail models launched in October 2017.</caption>
The Low Rider
The Low Rider comes with 19-inch front and 16-inch rear radiate cast wheels and standard ABS (anti-lock braking system). The bike inspired by the ’70s custom chopper scene also has a throwback-style dual tank mount speedo.</caption>
The Softail Deluxe
The Softail Deluxe is a retro-modern cruiser that offers a classic styling with new level of finishes. The bike features LED headlamps, signature pullback handlebar, Tombstone tail light, blade-like turn signals and ABS as standard.</caption>
Harley claims the new Softail motorcycles feature a stiffer and significantly lighter frame which is built to harness the high torque output of the new dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. The bikes also feature a dual-bending valve front suspension and an easily adjustable hidden rear monoshock provide the 2018 Softail models with better handling than before.</caption>
The new Milwaukee-Eight engine
The new Milwaukee-Eight 107 that powers the 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail range has been claimed to deliver 10 per cent quicker acceleration than the High Output Twin Cam 103 in doing a 0-100kmph sprint. On the other hand, reaching from 100kmph to 130kmph is 16 per cent faster.</caption>
Price revision for other Harley motorcycles
The company also announced a price revision for their popular Touring and CVO lineup. The price of Road King has been reduced to Rs 24.99 lakh from Rs 28.37 lakh, while Street Glide Special is now priced at Rs 33.50 lakh from the earlier Rs 29.99 lakh.
Similarly, the new price for Road Glide Special is Rs 32.99 lakh against Rs 35.61 lakh and CVO TM Limited is now available at Rs 49.99 lakh against the old price of Rs 53.72 lakh.
Text inputs: Naveen Soni | TNN