Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special & Roadster Motorcycles Launched in India

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At an event in New Delhi, Harley-Davidson launched its 2017 model-year lineup and added two new models- Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special and Roadster.

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The Roadster is the latest member of Sportster family and combines power, agility and garage-built custom style that epitomizes nearly 60 years of Sportster spirit. The Road Glide Special IN the Touring family, is equipped with Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth edition of the Big Twin since its inception.

Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID, 1745cc) featuring precision oil-cooled cylinder heads will power the Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special, the Road Glide Special and Road King models. It also incorporates a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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The Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID,1870cc) featuring liquid-cooled cylinder will power the CVO Limited. Due to their redesigned exhaust system, these engines are claimed offer 10 per cent more torque and better heat management.

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The Road Glide Special as shown above is priced Rs. 32, 81, 000 (ex-showroom Delhi) whereas Street Glide Special has price tag of Rs 31.25 lakh.

The 2017 touring models will now come with anti-lock braking system, all-new front and rear suspension across all 13 Harley-Davidson motorcycles in India. According to the company, the new emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15 to 30 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous standard Touring shocks, with a single knob to hydraulically adjust pre-load. The front suspension features new Showa SDBV suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight.

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The Harley-Davidson Roadster priced at Rs. 9,70,000 is the newest addition to the popular Sportster family of motorcycles and will be assembled at Harley-Davidson’s plant in Bawal, Haryana. It has a minimalist, fastback design inspired by classic racing motorcycles.

Priced at Rs. 4, 91, 000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 750 model now comes with a new tank badge and optional two-color schemes – Vivid Black Deluxe and Fire Red Deluxe alongwith ABS.

Speaking at the launch, Vikram Pawah, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India said, “Our latest offerings demonstrate Harley-Davidson’s unwavering commitment to delivering world-class products that cater to our customers’ demands in India and reinforce our position as the leader in the premium motorcycle segment. With the introduction of the Milwaukee-Eight engine in our Touring lineup, is a direct response to the voice of Harley-Davidson customers around the world and we are thrilled to bring the same to India.”

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