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.

Harley-Davidson Street 500
Harley-Davidson Street 500.

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.

HD CVO Street Glide Special
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide 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.

Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114.
Harley-Davidson Street Bob 114.

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.

Harley-Davidson Pan America 1250 2021.
Harley-Davidson Pan America 2021.

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.

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3 years ago

If the first thing a potential buyer wants is decent looks, I predict they’ll sell between 3 and 5 Pan America’s. …… ???

In the same vein, dropping the Bronx would be a huge mistake…… darky, Buell owner.. ?

Roderick EIME
3 years ago

We should have run a book on this after some of the early predictions, including dropping of FXBB. While I wasn’t particularly a fan of the bike, it’s a shame to see Street 500 go. Does that mean, H-D have no plans for a LAMS bike going forward?

Roderick EIME
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3 years ago
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