Harley-Davidson launches a new cruiser bike and updates the CVO range
The new FXDR 114 is based on the Softail platform; the CVOs get some substantial additions
Last month, Harley-Davidson had announced big plans for the future. The American bike maker had announced that there is an electric bike, an adventure bike and a range of Customs which will be launched in a couple of years. And the American bike maker has already started working on this plan by launching an all-new cruiser called FXDR 114 and updating the CVO range.
Powered by the 1,868cc Milwaukee-Eight motor, the new cruiser is based on the Softail platform and weighs a hefty 303kg. There is 161Nm of torque on tap at 3,500rpm. The American bike maker has thrown in a lot of lightweight materials to keep the overall mass of the bike quite low; it gets an all-new swingarm and a new subframe. The new FXDR 114 has also received a new air intake. Suspension duties are taken care by an upside-down fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear.
Other features on this bike include a USB charging port, H-D Smart Security System, LED headlamps, keyless ignition and a 2.14-inch LCD display. And oh, it gets ABS as standard. There are six paint schemes available – Vivid Black, Black Denim, Industrial Gray Denim, Wicked Red Denim, Bonneville Salt Denim, and Rawhide Denim.
Are you still there? Good. There’s another Harley-Davidson bike we need to talk about – the CVO. H-D has given quite a few updates to its expensive touring bikes – the Road Glide, the Limited and the Street Glide. There are no mechanical changes, though. They are still powered by a 2-cylinder, 1923cc Milwaukee-Eight motor that puts out 169Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. With new paint schemes, the CVO range gets shifter pegs, brake pedal cover, muffler end caps, heated grips and rider and passenger footboards from its Kahuna Collection.
The CVOs also get a wireless headset with Bluetooth interface. But, what’s so special about this Bluetooth headset is that it has a range of around 1.6km and you can connect eight separate headsets to it. Yes, eight!
There is still no word from Harley-Davidson about when it will launch the new FXDR 114 and the updated CVOs in India.