Harley-Davidson launches a new cruiser bike and updates the CVO range

24 August 2018 - 06:36

Harley-Davidson launches a new cruiser bike and updates the CVO range

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TAGS // harley davidson, street glide, cvo, road glide, american



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