Harley-Davidson has launched three new motorcycles in India. The motorcycles are a part of Harley-Davidson Softail range. The Fat Boy is an anniversary edition and is priced at Rs. 19.79 lakh, the Low Rider is priced at Rs. 12.99 lakh while the Deluxe is priced at Rs. 17.99 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
Harley-Davidson launched the updated Fat Boy last year in India. The anniversary edition gets a more powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, which is more powerful than the regular edition. Apart from the engine upgrade, the bike looks exactly the same as the regular Fat Boy. The anniversary edition bike is powered 1,868cc V-Twin engine that generates a maximum of 161.3 Nm of torque against 144 Nm of torque in Harley-Davidson Fatboy regular.
The other two bikes are all-new and like all the other Softail models, they get an all-new chassis, newly hidden monoshock at the rear, and a new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine with four-valve per cylinder. The smaller Milwaukee engine is a lot smoother than the Milwaukee 114 engine as it has dual counterbalancer. The same engine is available with all the other Harley-Davidson Softail models.
At the launch event, Peter MacKenzie, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson® India and China said,
“The Indian market has evolved and customers look forward to innovation in technology and comfort. This is evident from the growth in the leisure riding segment for premium motorcycles. We have received an excellent response to the MY18 Softail® lineup so far and we are excited to introduce these two new models that demonstrate our focus on reinventing products for motorcycle enthusiasts and aspiring riders in the country.”
The Softail Deluxe has classic styling cues. The bike gets bright, polished stainless steel and chrome access all around. The chrome-rich bike also gets chrome dipped wire-spoke wheels and whitewall tyres. It features a single seat while the pillion seat is available as an accessory.
The Lowe Rider is a popular motorcycle that is quite commonly customised. This is the first time that the Low Rider has been officially launched in the Indian market. The Low Rider follows a simple design yet elements like 2-into-2 shotgun exhaust,16-inch alloy wheels add a unique element to the bike.