As Harley-Davidson puts it, they “offer motorcycle riders more performance, style, technology and freedom for the soul in 2021.” With all of us in quarantine and whatnot, the bar for more freedom isn’t exactly high right now, but we get the point. They want all of us to ride more and drink in all the enjoyment two wheels have to offer. So what do they have in store for the 2021 model year? Let’s take a look at the highlights and see.
Harley Street Bob 114 Highlights Cruiser Models
Eight Harley-Davidson Softail models offer a pure riding experience, combining modern power and technology with authentic American styling.
The new Street Bob 114 model adds stripped-down bobber styling and no-nonsense performance to the cruiser line. It’s the lightest-weight Softail model equipped with a Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, making it a quick-and-nimble ride. The bike also packs attitude, from its mini-ape handlebar to the chopped rear fender.
With its steamroller stance the Fat Boy model remains one of the meatiest motorcycles in the Harley-Davidson portfolio. Refreshed styling for 2021 brightens its look as shiny chrome replaces the satin chrome finish.
For cruiser riders seeking more performance, Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories offers Milwaukee-Eight Screamin’ Eagle Stage III kits for Softail models. It boosts displacement and compression for a significant increase in torque and power over the stock engine.
Hot Rod Baggers Highlight Touring Models
Additionally, the 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle line includes a trio of hot rod baggers with fresh swagger and new features.
First, with a slammed stance and muscular Milwaukee-Eight 114 power, the Road King Special, Road Glide Special and Street Glide Special models combine a commanding street presence with the long-haul capabilities of the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis. Second, the Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models run new two-tone paint options, and a choice of a blacked-out or bright chrome styling treatment – a choice between dark and sinister, or brilliant and more traditional. Third, Road King Special and Street Glide Special models sport a new brilliant Daymaker LED headlamp. Fourth, all three Special models feature a new low-profile engine guard that emphasizes their slammed profiles.
All Harley-Davidson Touring models equipped with the color touch-screen Boom! Box GTS infotainment system now feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay application compatibility. With a wired connection to a compatible smartphone, the rider uses either app to access media, streaming services, communication, and navigation.
Harley-Davidson CVO Models: Next-Level Audio
Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles represent the pinnacle of Harley-Davidson style and design, with show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and obsessive attention to detail.
For 2021, the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models debut all-new Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate. The audio powerhouse designed the advanced audio system features speakers and amplifiers specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Additionally, Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate components will also be available through Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories for 2014-later H-D Touring motorcycles equipped with a Boom! Box infotainment unit.
Each of the four 2021 CVO models (CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, CVO Limited, and CVO Tri Glide) feature new paint options and styling features. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine is exclusive to CVO models. It’s also the most-powerful engine offered as original equipment from the Harley-Davidson factory.
To make motorcycling more intuitive, all CVO models are equipped with RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as RDRS). This suite of technologies is designed to enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or poor road conditions. Elements of RDRS Safety Enhancements include Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Drag-Torque Slip Control System, Vehicle Hold Control, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Harley-Davidson Pan America Model Global Reveal Feb. 22, 2021
Harley-Davidson previewed the all-new Pan America 1250 adventure touring motorcycle in the Jan. 19 H-D 21 virtual launch experience. Harley-Davidson brings the world back together on Feb. 22, 2021, revealing the motorcycle’s full details in a separate digital event spotlighting the new Pan America motorcycle. Register for the debut event now at www.H-D.com/PanAmerica.
To learn more about 2021 Motorcycles or to schedule a test ride, please visit www.H-D.com.