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Harley-Davidson adds three models



Harley-Davidson has announced three more motorcycles to expand its 2014 range while it awaits the much-anticipated Street 500 learner bike. When the retro Low Rider, versatile SuperLow 1200T and customised Street Bob Special arrive next month it will be their biggest model line-up yet with 32 bikes. All three new models will be on show at the Brisbane Moto Expo from March 21-23.


Harley-Davidson Australia director of marketing Adam Wright says the addition of the models is a “further result of being customer led and delivering the attitude and features riders want”.

Harley-Davidson Low Rider FXDL
Harley-Davidson Low Rider FXDL ($23,250)

Harley created the Dyna Low Rider in 1977 and contrary to belief, the song “Low Rider” by War is not about the bike but about low-sprung cars. Anyway, the new FXDL includes many retro features such as a polished headlamp visor, wrinkle black trim, 2-into-1 exhaust and split five-spoke aluminium wheels. Unlike the old Low Rider, it will be more comfortable with compliant suspension, a new seat that moves 4cm forward and back and has a removable bolster, foot controls moved 5cm forward and adjustable handlebar risers. Like all Dynas, it is powered by a rubber-mounted Twin Cam 103 engine and comes with plenty of accessories for customisation. Price is $23,250 (plus on-road costs).

Harley-Davidson Super Low XL1200T
Harley-Davidson Super Low XL1200T ($19,250)

The SuperLow XL1200T is a touring version of the Sportster with a detachable windshield, locking saddlebags and Dunlop Harley-Davidson Blackwall tyres. Docking points also allow you to fit accessory racks and backrests. The new seat, controls and mini-footboards are designed for long-distance comfort. It comes with aluminium wheels and chrome and two-paint options. The lightweight tourer costs $19,250 (+ORC) and is 260kg dry, which is almost 53.5kg less than the lightest Harley Touring bike and 56kg lighter than the Dyna Switchback. It’s also SuperLow as the name suggests with a 663mm seat compared with the 1200 Custom at 676mm, although not quite as low as the Fourty-Eight at 660mm. ABS and the remote key fob with keyless ignition are available as options.

Harley-Davidson Street Bob Custom Dyna FXDBB
Harley-Davidson Street Bob Custom Dyna FXDBB ($23,495)

Harley has also released a stripped-down custom version of the Dyna Street Bob FXDBB with forward controls, bobbed rear fender, Fat Bob fuel tank and drag handlebars replacing the mini-ape hanger bars. It rides on split five-spoke cast aluminium wheels, has two-tone paint and a Badlander dual seat instead of a solo seat. Price is $23,495 (+ORC).