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HARLEY-DAVIDSON® REVEALS MODEL YEAR 2014 LINE-UP

Sydney (23 September 2013) - Harley-Davidson has launched its highly-anticipated 2014 motorcycle and product line-up (MY14). The enhanced range includes a revamp of its four Touring family models, transformed by the brand’s new customer driven venture, Project RUSHMORE.

The legendary motorcycle manufacturer also announced that the Fat Bob has received a Dark Custom styling overhaul. Additionally, the Milwaukee stable confirmed that all Sportster models now come with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) as standard, and has likewise introduced its Twin Cam 103™ powertrain as standard for the entire Dyna and Softail® range.

With further enhancements to the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO™) range, which now features the Softail® Deluxe to complete the CVO™ line-up, Harley-Davidson is poised to retain its position as the world’s leading cruiser motorcycle manufacturer in 2014.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING | PROJECT RUSHMORE ENHANCEMENTS

The culmination of an intense four-year product-development program, Project RUSHMORE aims to enhance the overall Harley-Davidson Touring family models riding experience.

Following thousands of hours of consultation, countless road tests and a magnitude of customer feedback, Project RUSHMORE has resulted in a raft of new enhancements and design developments for the Road King® Classic, Street Glide®, Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® and Electra Glide® Ultra Limited® - as well as the Tri Glide® Ultra Classic® which is available in the New Zealand market.

Enhancements and developments to each model include Bluetooth®-enabled Boom! Box infotainment systems with GPS navigation, Daymaker™ LED headlamps, a new fairing with splitstream venting and the Air-cooled / Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain.

“Project RUSHMORE is a Harley-Davidson product-development path that is customer-driven from start to finish,” commented Scott Habegger, Harley-Davidson Director of Motorcycle Planning.

“We like to say that at Harley-Davidson we ride with our customers and that’s never been more true. We are all in this together, and I think the result is some truly exceptional new motorcycles for 2014,” continued Habegger.

Significantly, the Project RUSHMORE process resulted in developments around control, infotainment, feel and style of Harley-Davidson Touring family models:

Control: Providing riders with more confidence than ever before, Harley-Davidson has introduced: Daymaker™ LED or Dual Halogen lighting; Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS; and Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ and High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrains

Infotainment: New colour-screen Boom!™ Box infotainment systems combine quality audio, Bluetooth® connectivity, voice recognition, text-to-speech technology, GPS navigation

Feel: From the new Batwing fairing with splitstream venting to a refined pillion seating area, aerodynamics and ergonomics come together to improve comfort

Style: The form and the function of many components are improved – a reshaped Tour Pak™ and saddlebags with convenient One-Touch design elements, sleeker fenders, lighter cast aluminium wheels and intuitive hand control switches

Commenting on the new Harley-Davidson motorcycle product range, Director of Marketing for Harley-Davidson Australia and New Zealand Adam Wright said:

“Model Year ’14 represents an extremely exciting period of change for Harley-Davidson. Project RUSHMORE was designed to develop every element of our Touring models and ensure that our customers’ riding experience is totally enhanced. We believe that Harley-Davidson Touring models now offer the most complete package on the market.

“Our aim was to listen to what our customers wanted and deliver on every aspect, from style and infotainment to control and feel. These changes also carry through to the rest of the 2014 range which includes everything from the styling overhaul of the new Fat Bob to the developments seen in both the Sportster and CVO families,” continued Wright.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON TOURING MODEL SPECIFICATIONS

Road King® Classic

  • Air-cooled High output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain
  • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS
  • Stiffer 49mm forks
  • Dual Halogen headlamp and halogen fog lights
  • Profile Laced wheels with wide whitewall tyres
  • Low-profile front fender
  • Improved instrument graphics
  • New intuitive hand controls
  • New electronic cruise control standard
  • New high-flow airbox
  • New redesigned saddlebags with One-Touch latch
  • New more leg clearance and more comfortable riding position
  • New medallions on tank and front fender
  • New ergonomic handlebars and controls

Street Glide®

  • Air-cooled High output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain
  • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, with floating open brake rotors
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • New Jukebox media compartment with One-Touch push-to-open door, and USB connection to Boom!™ Box 4.3 infotainment system with colour screen with Bluetooth connectivity
  • New re-designed, wind tunnel-developed Batwing fairing with splitstream vent to aid with air-flow and aerodynamics
  • Stiffer 49mm forks
  • Dual Halogen headlamp
  • Enforcer cast aluminium wheels
  • Restyled saddlebags with One Touch latch with increased storage capacity
  • One Touch fuel door
  • Low-profile front fender
  • Larger gauges with improved graphics
  • New intuitive hand controls

Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®

  • Twin-Cooled™ High output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS
  • Boom!™ Box 4.3 infotainment system, with colour screen, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity
  • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent
  • Stiffer 49mm forks
  • Daymaker™ LED headlamp and fog lamps + LED stop/turn/tail lights
  • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak
  • Impeller cast aluminium wheels
  • Restyled Tour-Pak™ with One Touch latch and increased capacity
  • Restyled saddlebags with One Touch latch and increased capacity
  • One Touch fuel door
  • Low-profile front fender
  • Larger gauges with improved graphics
  • New intuitive hand controls
  • New Impeller Cast Aluminium wheels with Blackwall tyres
  • New redesigned, wider shotgun seat with backrest and armrests

Electra Glide® Ultra Limited®

  • Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain
  • Hydraulic clutch
  • Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS
  • Stiffer 49mm forks
  • Boom!™ Box 6.5 infotainment system, with colour touchscreen, integrated GPS maps and voice control (9 languages)
  • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent
  • Gloss Black inner fairing
  • Daymaker™ LED headlamp and fog lamps
  • LED rear lighting on Tour-Pak™
  • Contrast Chrome Impeller cast aluminium wheels
  • Restyled Tour-Pak™ with One Touch latch and increased capacity
  • Restyled saddlebags with One Touch latch and increased capacity
  • One Touch fuel door
  • Low-profile front fender
  • Larger gauges with improved graphics
  • New intuitive hand controls
  • Heated hand grips
  • Tour Pak™ luggage rack

Tri Glide® Ultra Classic® (available in New Zealand only)

  • Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain
  • Hydraulic Assist & Slip clutch
  • Boom!™ Box 6.5 infotainment system, with colour touchscreen, integrated GPS maps and voice control (9 languages)
  • New Batwing fairing with splitstream vent
  • Stiffer 49mm forks
  • Daymaker™ LED headlamp and fog lamps
  • One Touch fuel door
  • Low-profile front fender
  • Larger gauges with improved graphics
  • New intuitive hand controls
  • Unique Hydraulically Linked Braking system, linking rear brake to the front tyre, but not the front tyre to the rear
  • New rear brakes with 16% larger rotors
  • Foot-operated parking brake

OTHER HARLEY-DAVIDSON MY14 DEVELOPMENTS

Fat Bob restyling

  • The Dark Custom styling of the MY14 Harley-Davidson Fat Bob model projects a new assertive authority. Highlights include a new slash-cut rear fender with a recessed twin-ring LED tail light. Black replaces chrome everywhere, including the powertrain, air cleaner cover, rear shock covers, triple clamps, headlight trim rings, console and battery box cover. The Aluminium Slotted Disc wheels are powdercoated black and finished with a laser-engraved Harley-Davidson logo and rim stripe

ABS and Keyless Security for 2014 Sportster models

  • The confidence-inspiring control offered by ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) is now available on all 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster® model motorcycles. The seven model Sportster line also features updated hand controls and brake components, improved service access, and a standard H-D® Smart Security System with a new proximity-based keyless ignition and hands-free security fob

103™ Powertrain as standard for Dyna and Softail® range

  • The Twin Cam 103™ powertrain is now standard equipment on all of the Harley-Davidson Dyna and Softail® models
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