Harley-Davidson India will introduce three new motorcycle models in the 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail range on February 28. While Harley-Davidson has not revealed any details of which new models will be launched, we have reason to believe that the three new models in the Softail family will include the Harley-Davidson Softail Slim, the Harley-Davidson Sport Glide and possibly even the Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider. In October 2017, Harley-Davidson India had introduced four models in the 2018 Softail range with the launch of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, the Heritage Softail, the Fat Bob and the Street Bob.
Internationally, the 2018 Softail range also includes the Breakout, but this model may not be launched in India after all. The entire new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail cruiser line-up features all-new chassis, new underseat hidden monoshock, and the new 107 Milwaukee-Eight v-twin engine, as well as the 114 Milwaukee-Eight v-twin engine in select models. For India though, Harley-Davidson may only introduce the 107 Milwaukee-Eight engine which displaces 1,745 cc.
The 2018 Softail range includes several upgrades, and according to Harley-Davidson, these are based on market research and to incorporate several technological advancements in the cruiser line-up. So, the four-valve per cylinder Milwaukee-Eight counterbalanced engine has been introduced, which promises more refinement and better performance overall. Harley-Davidson engineers also worked on improving the new bikes’ dynamic capability, handling and reduced steering effort, so the suspension, chassis and even steering have been updated.
So far, there is no confirmation on which three new models will be added to the 2018 Softail range. Prices and other details will only be revealed when Harley-Davidson India announces prices and other details on February 28.