Harley-Davidson has pulled its entire ‘Street’ model range from the Australia and New Zealand markets, including the Iron 883, Iron 1200 and Forty-Eight models.
This means that the three entry-level Harley-Davidson models will only be sold until the end of this year, or until stock runs out, with current pricing set at $18,250 plus on-road costs for the Iron 883, $18,995 for the Iron 1200, and $19,995 for the Forty-Eight.
A spokesperson from Harley-Davidson told INFO MOTO that the decision to cut these models is in part due to lower demand over recent years.
“We do not take the decision to discontinue models lightly and while all three models have been valuable contributions to our portfolio, we have seen lower demand over recent years,” said Harley-Davidson in a statement.
“As we strive to enhance our position as the most desirable motorcycle brand in the world, we continue to evolve as a company and respond to our changing customer needs and market demands as required.”
The news follows the recent removal of the brand’s LAMS-approved Street 500, and larger-capacity Street Rod. Also absent from H-D’s consumer website is the Deluxe and FXDR, and the Low Rider is now exclusively available in higher-spec ‘S’ trim.
Last month, Harley-Davidson revealed the first in a new line of limited-run models, dubbed Electra Glide Revival, which followed the release of new full-time model Street Bob 114 and a range of updated cruisers.
The brand is also about to launch its all-new Pan America adventure bike, which will hit showrooms in the coming months in a high-spec ‘Special’ variant from $31,995 rideaway.
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