While celebrating 115th Anniversary, Harley-Davidson launched four all-new Softail models in India. The newly launched motorcycles include the Street Bob, Fat Bob, Fat Boy and the Heritage Classic, which have been priced at Rs 11.99 lakh, Rs 13.99 lakh, Rs 17.49 lakh and Rs 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. All Harley Davidson Softail launched today comes with cosmetic and mechanical updates with a big difference in looks. New bikes features a significantly lighter frame built to produce high torque output.
Aggressively styled 2018 Softail models are faster, lighter and better handling than any of their Big Twin cruiser predecessors. The four new Softails comes with an easily adjustable hidden rear monoshock and high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension.
Peter MacKenzie, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India and China said, “Our new offerings strongly demonstrate Harley-Davidson’s focus on reinventing products for motorcycle enthusiasts and aspiring riders. The 2018 Softail® custom motorcycles have been inspired by Harley-Davidson’s history, authenticity and styling DNA through a modern lens. The response to the first look has been very positive and we are confident that the motorcycles will further enhance the sport of leisure motorcycling in India.”
The all-new Softail models are up to 17kg lighter than previous models which delivering an improved power-to-weight ratio that provides quicker acceleration, better braking and dynamic cornering capability.
All 2018 Softail models are powered by the new 1745cc Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine. Milwaukee-Eight engines retain the iconic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle with a broad-shouldered top end accentuated by a single camshaft design that tapers to a slim bottom end for a muscular contour. Milwaukee-Eight 107 generates 10% quicker acceleration than the High Output Twin Cam 103.
The 2018 fat boy gets aggressive styling with chrome finishes. The new Fat Boy is 16 kg lighter then previous one. The new Fat Boy features 160mm front tire, 240mm rear tire Standard ABS and the classic headlight nacelle.
The new Heritage Classic comes with some modern blacked-out touches but retaining the vintage DNA live with its classic design. The new Heritage Classic features comes with New rigid, lockable, sealed, water-resistant saddlebags and a New detachable windscreen. It features Standard cruise control, ABS, Taller suspension with increased passenger and cargo payload capacity. The new Heritage Classic is 17 Kg lighter then its previous model.
Tarmac-eating traction, pothole-devouring suspension, agile cornering and a blacked-out take-no-prisoners look make the Fat Bob a groundbreaking motorcycle. The new Fat Bob features Dual disc front brakes, Inverted 43mm cartridge style front forks, 150 mm front tire and 180 mm rear tire. The new Fat Bob is 15 kg lighter then its previous model.
The new Street Bob is 7 kg lighter then previous model. The black spoke wheels with chopped fenders and the riser mount digital console are among the key features of the bike.