HARLEY-DAVIDSON has today launched its Icon Collection, featuring limited edition models designed to promote traditional Americana, either by revisiting classic themes or exploring ideas that represent the future of style.
An annual program, the Icons Collection will present one or two models each year, with a single production run for each model. Production of that model will never be resumed or repeated, with each motorcycle serialised, with a certificate of authenticity.
“With the Hardwire, we made a commitment to introduce a series of motorcycles that align with our strategy to increase desirability and to drive the legacy of Harley-Davidson,” chairman, president and CEO Jochen Zeitz said.
“With that in mind, I am proud to introduce our new limited production Icons Collection, a series of extraordinary adaptations of production motorcycles which look to our storied past and bright future.”
The Harley-Davidson Icons Collection will debut with the introduction of the Electra Glide Revival model, a retro-classic motorcycle for the nostalgist who longs to ride a bike with style both distinctive and timeless.
Global production of the Electra Glide Revival model will be limited to a one-time build of 1,500 serialised examples, scheduled to reach Harley-Davidson dealers in late April, with a price of $40,495 ride away in Australia ($43,995 in NZ).
The look of the Electra Glide Revival model is inspired by the 1969 Electra Glide, the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle available with an accessory batwing fairing. The fairing became an iconic – and often imitated – Harley-Davidson styling cue.
In 1969, the accessory fairing and saddlebags were only offered in white moulded fiberglass, and the Electra Glide Revival replicates that look with a Birch White painted finish.
The period-inspired tank medallion and Electra Glide script on the front fender complete the look. It will be available in a single colour scheme, inspired by the original 1969 colourway.
The two-tone fuel tank in Hi-Fi Blue and Black Denim bisected with a Birch White stripe, with Hi-Fi Blue paint on the fenders and side panels.
“We live in a very dynamic time, each of us experiencing constant change,” Harley-Davidson VP of styling and design, Brad Richards said.
“The Electra Glide Revival model is an oasis in this daily turbulence, a way to reconnect with the fundamental Harley-Davidson DNA that created Grand American Touring.”
Design highlights of the Electra Glide Revival model include a solo saddle with a black-and-white cover and a chrome rail, mounted over an adjustable coil spring and shock absorber.
Chrome steel laced wheels and wide whitewall tyres add to the nostalgic look, as do brilliant chrome on front fender rails and saddlebag rails, front fender skirt, ventilator air cleaner cover, fork covers, and auxiliary lights. Old school cool never looked so good.
The Electra Glide Revival model is powered by a Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine which delivers inspiring performance and classic Harley-Davidson look, sound and feel.
Built on the single-spar touring frame, the entire chassis is designed for the long haul. A single knob hydraulically adjusts the pre-load of emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers for optimal ride and control.
The 49mm forks with dual bending valve suspension technology deliver linear damping characteristics for a smooth ride. The classic batwing fairing features a tall clear windshield and a split stream vent to help reduce rider head buffeting.
Electronic cruise control holds a steady speed for comfort on long rides, while a halogen headlamp and incandescent auxiliary lamps provide outstanding illumination and maintain the nostalgic styling of the Revival model.
A Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with colour touchscreen powers two fairing-mount speakers and features advanced navigation and hand and voice commands (when paired with a compatible headset), along with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Also, standard is the suite of Harley-Davidson RDRS safety enhancements, a collection of technologies designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking.
For further information, please contact your local Harley-Davidson dealer.