As well as releasing its new Milwaukee-Eight-powered Softail range Harley-Davidson has officially announced its 115th Anniversary machines.
The models all get blue and black paintwork with special logos. In the case of Milwaukee-Eight powered bikes, power comes from the larger, 1868cc ‘114’ version of the engine. The most expensive anniversary model – the CVO Limited – has an even bigger 117cu-in Screamin’ Eagle motor.
Here’s how Harley describes the bikes developed to mark its latest anniversary:
In 1903, four young men in Milwaukee put a motor in a bicycle frame, and riders from all walks of life have been coming back to cut loose ever since. One hundred and fifteen years later, it’s time to celebrate.
We’re returning to the grassroots passion that made the sport of motorcycling great by throwing parties for the people. Flat-track racing, hill climbs, beach racing, drag racing, street parties, bands, food and rides. We’re holding events in our hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and other locations around the world. All who love the freedom of two wheels are invited to join the celebration.
We’re also marking the occasion the best way we know how — by building 115th Anniversary metal. Two limited-edition, serialised designs with a 115th Anniversary Eagle and special anniversary paints are available on nine models for those who want to do the anniversary big. Destined to become machines for collectors years down the road, they’re sure to draw a crowd for those who ride one to the celebration.