Harley-Davidson’s only learner-approved model, the Street 500, has been removed from the brand’s consumer website following the ‘virtual launch’ of its 2021 line-up.
The American brand hosted an online event earlier this week to debut a number of new models, confirming which nameplates will continue into the new year.
Also absent from the website is its Deluxe and FXDR, while the Low Rider is now only presented in high-spec ‘S’ grade.
Since the Street 500 launched in 2015 it has hovered around the top of the sales charts in Australia. In fact, in the first quarter of 2020 it was the best selling road bike model, with 205 units sold in the three month period.
The news comes as Harley-Davidson revealed a number of changes for the 2021 line-up, including the release of the new Street Bob 114 and tweaked Fat Boy 114 cruisers, while three of its baggers received styling updates including the Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special and Road King Special.
Harley-Davidson has also updated its CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) offerings, with the CVO-powered Street Glide, Road Glide, Limited and Tri Glide gaining new paint and styling features.
The 2021 Street Glide and Road Glide CVO models also see new Rockford Fosgate audio as standard.
Unique to the CVO range is a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-twin, the brand’s most powerful standard-fit engine.
Distinguishing the Street Bob 114 is its “stripped-down” design with mini-ape-handlebars and shortened rear guard.
Notably, the Street Bob also draws power from the brand’s Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor which develops a healthy 161Nm of torque from 3000rpm.
Other standard features include a digital instrument cluster, USB charging, keyless ignition, a security system and LED lighting.
The much-awaited H-D Pan America 1250 adventure bike has yet to be shown in production guise, however, a recent press release confirms that the segment-breaking model will be unveiled on February 22.
With the fate of the Bronx streefighter hanging in the balance, the Pan America will be the first model to offer the company’s Revolution Max V-twin engine.
The Revolution Max engine is believed to be built in two capacities, 975cc and 1250cc, with the Pan America using the larger of the two.
Outputs are still up in the air, although Harley has previously said that it produces “more than” 108kW and 122Nm.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOJO LOUTS.