Harley-Davidson has revealed a handful of updates for its 2023 model range including a power-boosted Breakout, fresh-faced Nightster and new special-edition cruiser variants that celebrate the company’s 120th anniversary.
The Anniversary variants, which are built in limited numbers, see a special Art Deco paint scheme applied to the Ultra Limited, Street Glide, Road Glide, Fat Boy, Heritage classic, CVO Road Glide and Tri Glide.
Distinguishing the Anniversary variants is an Heirloom Red colour scheme with bright-red pinstripes, an ‘eagle’ tank badge, red engine covers and a unique seat cover with a gold embroidered Harley-Davidson logo.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Harley-Davidson Breakout now gains the brand’s largest 117 V-Twin engine, replacing the 114 engine of the previous model.
The 1917cc (117ci) engine generates 167Nm of torque, translating to a 6Nm boost compared to the outgoing 1868cc (114ci) unit.
Also new for the Breakout are 26-spoke cast wheels finished in gloss black with machined details.
Harley’s smallest capacity model, the Nightster, will gain a new Special variant for 2023 which takes on revised ergos and styling, a pillion seat, new wheels and new colours.
Rounding out the 2023 Harley-Davidson model updates is the standard fitment of cruise control on the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Breakout and Low Rider S.
In a press release, Harley-Davidson CEO Jochen Zeitz confirmed that there will be more 2023 model updates to be announced later in the year.
“We’re excited to share the first release of 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, with more to come later in the year,” said Mr Zeitz.
“2023 is going to be an unforgettable milestone for the Company, celebrating the history, culture and community of Harley-Davidson – we hope you can join us.”
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