THERE’S a new cult hero in town, with the unveiling of a new version of the Low Rider S, a welcome addition to the Softail family, revealed as part of the launch of Harley-Davidson’s 2020 model range. A CVO Tri Glide trike will also land next year.
Notably missing from the schedule were release dates for the highly anticipated LiveWire, Pan America and Streetfighter models. A quick check of the Harley-Davidson website does reveal they are slated for a 2020 release however, so it’s good news.
“This year Harley Davidson offers more choices for more riders than ever before,” Harley-Davidson CMO Heather Malenshek said.
The new Low Rider S (pictured) is set to feature the 114 Milwaukee Eight power plant and blacked out finishes, adding to the performance orientated Harley-Davidson range whilst still paying homage to the brand’s roots.
With an emphasis on power, agile handling and enhanced rider control and its limited edition status, Harley-Davidson expects the bike to be very popular, along with the new CVO Tri Glide trike it will ofer for the first time ever.
CVO bikes are limited production, super premium factory customs that are created for discerning Harley-Davidson customers. These bikes feature show stopping finishes, advanced technology and exclusive components.
They’re powered by the biggest displacement motor offered from the Harley-Davidson factory, in the 117 Milwaukee Eight, with three exclusive models being offered in 2020; the CVO Tri Glide, CVO Limited and the CVO Street Glide.
New technologies including Reflex Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) have also taken center stage at the launch, with the new suite of rider controls designed to provide such things as traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking.
RDRS also delivers the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and power train technology, and will be standard on 2020 Touring (except Road King and Electra Glide Standard variants), trike and CVO models.
The new models and advanced technologies form part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan to accelerate building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments.
The 2020 Harley-Davidson model range is expected to hit dealer showroom floors in early October, this year. Pre-orders are now available at local Harley-Davidson dealers.