The fact that Harley-Davidson has been planning to reach a wider audience by producing low-displacement motorcycles hasn’t been a secret. And with this latest news, it is now confirmed that soon we will see a baby Harley growling in the streets.
As per the reports, Harley’s low-displacement 338cc Cruiser has been given a green signal for production. Apparently, Harley-Davidson and Chinese motorcycle giant Qianjiang (also the owner of the Benelli brand) have joined hands and will create the most affordable Harley ever.
The new baby Harley is expected to be powered by a 338cc parallel-twin engine. It won’t be a V-twin as is the case with the Harleys. This new bike will be under Harley’s ‘More Roads to Harley-Davidson’ campaign. Its primary markets would be South East Asia, India and China.
Right now, there are no official specs of the upcoming motorcycle nor do we have any pictures. However, the bike’s design sketch gives a hint of what the production-ready model would look like and it seems to us that it has a silhouette of the Benelli 302S – similar frame, USD forks, exhaust, wheels.
We are waiting for more details on this, so stay tuned.