Oxford (11 February 2013) - The introduction of new and revised Harley-Davidson motorcycles for 2013 sparked an enormous amount of interest in specialist motorcycle press when they were first ridden at the end of 2013. This wave of appreciation carried over to Motorcycle Live at the NEC, where thousands of show visitors came to the impressive Harley-Davidson stand to see, touch and sit on the latest Harley-Davidson machinery, including the fantastic limited edition 110th Anniversary models.
Now that we are into the start of a new year, there’s even better news: all the latest bikes are now in stock at Harley-Davidson dealers and ready to be roll out for a year of riding fun that only Harley-Davidson owners truly make the most of.
The new bikes include two stunning new Sportster Custom models. The XL 1200A comes with half-polished aluminium wheels, easy reach bars and available in a delicious two-tone paint scheme – with midway-mounted footpegs, the 1200A has been tagged as one of the easiest bikes ever to ride. Its XL 1200B brother is another choice Sportster Custom and comes with wire-spoked wheels, semi-drag-style handlebars and instrument panel, and a whole heap of admiring looks.
On the revision front, the latest Street Bob takes the ‘chopped’ image even further with styling tweaks front and rear, including blacked-out fork clamps and engine, a shortie-style rear fender complete with indicators incorporating the brake and tail lights. To highlight the Dyna Street Bob’s tougher stance it is available with the exceptional Hard Candy Custom metalflake paint finish.
On the Touring front, the mass appeal of the famed FLHX Street Glide ‘bagger’ stepped up a notch with the introduction of new adjustable rear suspension to complement it’s touring capability and slammed look.
The only downside to Harley-Davidson popularity is that certain models soon become short in supply, none more so than limited edition models especially Anniversary Edition bikes. This has never been more so apparent with the 110th Anniversary Limited Edition bikes.
Of the nine bikes within this select group built to celebrate 110 years of Harley-Davidson production, the world-wide allocation to Harley-Davidson dealers is quickly being snapped up by devotees to the American brand. In a nutshell, there aren’t many many left – from CVO models to Electra Glide Limited to Custom XL 1200 and in-between.
If the thought of owning a serious piece of motorcycling history – resplendent in Anniversary Vintage paint scheme with solid bronze tank badges and other unique detail touches including serial authentication badge – turns into reality then you need to be quick to visit your nearest Harley-Davidson dealer and order one to avoid the angst of serious disappointment.