It’s that time of the year when most manufacturers announce their 2015 line-up and on my blog, I’m going to highlight the brand that sells the most number of motorcycles in the UAE, Harley-Davidson. Some might argue that there are more delivery motorcycles from Bajaj, Honda and TVS on the road but I’m going to ignore that for sake of better motorcycling.
The highlights for Harley-Davidson this year, are undoubtedly, the global launch of the Street 750 and Street 500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire. For 2015, Harley-Davidson claims to have combined world-class aerodynamics, exhilarating audio performance and dialled-in ergonomic fit.
“The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model line-up demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We are one with our riders around the world, and everything we do is about delivering what they expect and deserve from Harley-Davidson.”
Harley-Davidson’s model announcement for 2015 includes the following;
Road Glide Motorcycle
After a one-year hiatus, the original alternative bagger is back with a new triple vented, frame-mounted fairing that minimizes head buffeting, Dual Reflector Daymaker LED headlamps and a new handlebar with reduced reach and a new wrist angle for improved ergonomics.
Road Glide Special Motorcycle
The fully-loaded Road Glide Special is factory-equipped with premium Boom! Box infotainment, upgraded suspension, and Reflex linked brakes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
America’s hot-rod swagger rolls even wider with H-D’s expansion and dominance in the three wheel category. From its mini ape-hanger handlebar to its bobtail fenders, the Freewheeler trike fuses custom style and easy-handling performance. The all-new rear body shape gives the Freewheeler a low, lean profile.
New Braking System for Softail Models
A new braking system for Softail models delivers improved modulation and responsiveness and decreases hand lever effort by 40 percent. ABS is now standard on all Softail models and optional on the Slim. New front brake components include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake calliper with 34 and 32mm pistons coated to minimize initial displacement, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300mm front brake rotor. The calliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.
Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low / Ultra Limited Low Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson takes fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style.
CVO Street Glide Motorcycle
Boasting a new Boom! Audio system backed by 600 watts of power streaming through four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers, this limited-production bagger is a rolling concert venue that delivers shocking volume and outstanding sonic quality. Top it off with an intricate paint scheme and the added exclusivity of four colour options.
CVO Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle
Drenched in chrome and custom paint, this super-premium touring motorcycle offers world-class aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials and the unrelenting performance of a Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 engine.
Across its 2015 model line-up, Harley-Davidson offers fresh style with eight new paint colours, including new Custom colours Black Magic and Radioactive Green and new Hard Candy Custom metal flake colours Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.
When it comes to customisation, Harley’s philosophy is the more the better – and it is pushing the limits even farther. This year, Harley-Davidson is adding hundreds of new Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories and making its digital Bike Builder tool even more massive. There are also new Genuine MotorClothes jackets, boots, helmets, shirts and more to add to the shopping cart.
For the American market, the new 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson dealerships Aug. 26, 2014. Given their popularity here in the UAE, they will be here no later than mid-September or early-October.
Visit the Harley-Davidson showroom on Sheik Zayed Road in Dubai or in Mussafah in Abu Dhabi or call them for more details on these new products.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Between Interchange 2 & 3, Dubai
Tel: +971 4 339 1909
Harley-Davidson Abu Dhabi
Mussafah 4, Street 10, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi,
Tel: 02 554 0667