Harley-Davidson’s new Electra Glide Revival, which launched locally this month from $40,495 rideaway, is the first in a new line of limited edition bikes to draw inspiration from classic Harley models.
In recent years, the American bikemaker has attempted to break new ground with things like the LiveWire electric bike and Pan America dual-sport, however, it has since pivoted to reengage its core customer base that favours a traditional Harley-Davidson design.
“With The Hardwire [company strategy], we made a commitment to introduce a series of motorcycles that align with our strategy to increase desirability and to drive the legacy of Harley-Davidson,” said Harley-Davidson CEO Jochen Zeitz in a press release.
“With that in mind, I am proud to introduce our new limited production Icons Collection, a series of extraordinary adaptations of production motorcycles which look to our storied past and bright future.”
The new Harley-Davidson Icons Collection, headed by the Electra Glide Revival, will see two single-production-run models released each year sold on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Inspired by the 1969 Electra Glide, the new Electra Glide Revival is distinguished by its ‘batwing’ fairing and panniers finished in Birch White, which accents Hi-Fi Blue and Black Denim paintwork.
Also reminiscent of the 1969 model is a solo saddle and chrome rail that is mounted over a coil spring and shock absorber, chrome touches throughout and steel laced wheels wrapped in wide whitewall tyres.
The Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Revival draws power from the brand’s 1868cc Milwaukee Eight 114 V-twin engine, while tech comforts extend to cruise control as standard, as well as a touchscreen multimedia system with sat-nav, smartphone connectivity and speakers.
Safety features include cornering ABS and traction control, linked braking, drag-torque slip control and hill-hold.
INFO MOTO is currently testing the new Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114, and will be attending the launch of the segment-breaking Pan America adventure bike later this month. Stay tuned for videos on each bike at our dedicated YouTube channel.
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