Harley-Davidson has updated its lineup, with the new Low Rider S, revamped CVO portfolio and fresh safety tech.
The Low Rider S takes the Softail chassis and adds premium suspension components tuned for “aggressive riding” as well as the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine.
“The look of the new Low Rider S is really rooted in the legacy of the pre-Dyna FXR models of the 1980s, which have a devoted following that has spread
world-wide from origins in Southern California, and in the recent Dyna-based Low Rider S model,” said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President
of Styling & Design.
“We’ve applied that coastal style and performance-first attitude to the Softail chassis to create a Low Rider S that’s more powerful and agile than ever,
with a heavy dose of tough-as-nails attitude.”
Harley’s new CVO range now includes the Tri Glide model, which, HD says, “screams ‘ultimate 3-wheeler.’” It features front forks with dual bending valve
internal technology and emulsion technology rear suspension with a single-knob pre-load adjustment to dial in the ride to match luggage and passenger
load. An integrated trunk offers 125L of capacity and is topped by a Tour-Pak luggage carrier. Power comes from the Mil-8 117 engine, exclusive to
the CVO range.
Finally, new Touring, Trike and CVO models get Harley’s new Reflex Defensive Rider System. This includes Cornering Enhanced Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced
ABS, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control, Drag-Torque Slip Control plus Cornering Enhanced DSC (helps mitigate rear-wheel slip under deceleration),
Vehicle Hold Control (basically a hill start assist) and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
New models will be in stock from October 2019.