2021 Harley-Davidson Product Launch
On Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. CST (Central Standard Time), Harley-Davidson revealed its 2021 product launch. This was the largest virtual unveiling in modern times.
For obvious reasons, we could not gather in our usual extravagant show and tell for a brand as big as “H-D”. The fully virtual event was very well produced, informative, included many stories from riders just like us and focused on the new motorcycles. Some of the highlights included the sweet looking Street Bob 114, restyled Fat Boy 114 and a ton of style upgrades for the big baggers: Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special and Road King Special models. CVO was a focus and is always a special treat for the got-to-have it type of motorcyclist. The VP of marketing, Theo Keetell, says
“The timeless pursuit of adventure and freedom on the open road is the foundation of our heritage and the vision of the future. As we enter this new year and a new riding season, fueling that desire is more important than ever.”
Street Bob 114 Highlights Cruiser Models Eight Harley-Davidson Softail models offer a pure riding experience, combining modern power and technology with authentic American styling. The Lightest weight softail with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 in the lineup is reborn in 2021 with a heavy-weight punch and some extra attitude to match. The styling remains unchanged but with the model adds stripped-down bobber styling and no-nonsense performance to the cruiser line. The lightest-weight Softail model equipped with a powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the Street Bob 114 is a quick-and-nimble ride with power to spare. It’s loaded with authentic attitude, from its mini-ape handlebar to the chopped rear fender.
It’s Time To Shine with the 2021 Fat Boy 114
The Fat Boy model remains one of the most physically imposing motorcycles in the Harley-Davidson portfolio. It’s the classic Fat Boy icon you know. Now back with the chrome finish you love. Combine it with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 and the line up’s fattest tires are looking a little brighter. Refreshed styling for 2021 brightens its look as brilliant chrome replaces the satin chrome finish on the powertrain and exhaust, the front end, the rear fender struts and the console. For cruiser riders seeking more performance, Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories offers Milwaukee-Eight Screamin’ Eagle Stage III kits for Softail models that boost displacement and compression for a significant increase in torque and power over the stock engine.
Hot Rod Baggers Highlight Touring Models
The 2021 Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycle line includes a trio of hot rod baggers with fresh swagger and new features. With a slammed stance and muscular Milwaukee-Eight 114 power, the Road King Special, Road Glide Special and Street Glide Special models combine a commanding street presence with the long-haul capabilities of the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis.
The Street Glide Special and Road Glide Special models have new two-tone paint options, and a choice of a blacked-out or bright chrome styling treatment — a choice between dark and sinister, or brilliant and more traditional. The custom hot rod bagger look stops people in their tracks. Powered by the Milwaukee-Eight® 114 engine and a new LED headlamp, they’ll see you coming as you leave them in your dust. It comes with blacked-out and chrome finishes., and all three Special models feature a new low-profile engine guard that emphasizes their slammed profiles.
All Harley-Davidson Touring models equipped with the color touch-screen Boom! Box GTS infotainment system now feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay application compatibility. With a wired connection to a compatible smartphone, the rider may use either app to access media, streaming services, communication and navigation on the road while minimizing distractions.
CVO Models: Next-Level Custom
Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles represent the pinnacle of Harley-Davidson style and design, with show-stopping finishes, advanced technology, exclusive components and obsessive attention to detail.
For 2021, the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models debut all-new Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate, an advanced audio system, featuring speakers and amplifiers designed specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate components will also be available through Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories for 2014-later H-D Touring motorcycles equipped with a Boom! Box infotainment unit.
Each of the four 2021 CVO models — CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, CVO Limited and CVO Tri Glide — feature new paint options and styling features. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine is exclusive to CVO models and is the most-powerful engine offered as original equipment from the Harley-Davidson factory.
Continuously engineering new technology to make motorcycling even more intuitive, all CVO models are equipped with RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as RDRS). This suite of technologies is designed to enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or poor road conditions. Elements of RDRS Safety Enhancements include Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Drag-Torque Slip Control System, Vehicle Hold Control, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Harley-Davidson Pan America Model Global Reveal Feb. 22, 2021
2021 is full of promise. New bikes, new racing heroes. New events and legendary rallies. Traveling new roads, writing new stores to share. United we will ride. The next chapter begins on 2/22/21 with the launch of the Pan America. Harley-Davidson’s all-new 1250 adventure touring motorcycle was previewed in the virtual launch experience. Harley-Davidson will be bringing the world back together to reveal the motorcycle’s full details in a separate digital event with the spotlight on the new Pan America motorcycle. Register for the debut event now at www.H-D.com/PanAmerica.