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Harley-Davidson Kicks off 120th Anniversary with Reveal of 2023 Motorcycles

Harley-davidson Kicks Off 120th Anniversary With Reveal Of 2023 MotorcyclesHarley-Davidson® Kicks off 120th Anniversary with Reveal of 2023 Motorcycles.

A year-long celebration of 120 years of Harley-Davidson pride and craftsmanship was launched today with the introduction of the first release of new models in the 2023 Harley-Davidson® motorcycle line-up, including the CVO™ Road Glide® Limited Anniversary model and six additional limited-edition motorcycles featuring exclusive 120th Anniversary commemorative paint, finishes and details.

The 2023 offering from the world’s most desirable motorcycle brand includes a refreshed Harley-Davidson® Breakout® performance cruiser model, the new Nightster® Special middleweight sport motorcycle, and a restyled and blacked-out Freewheeler® trike model.

A year-long celebration
The complete line of 2023 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Genuine Harley-Davidson® Accessories and Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® gear and apparel will be available at authorized Harley-Davidson® dealerships and can be viewed at H-D.com.

“Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has pioneered American motorcycle design, technology, and performance, and today marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of Harley-Davidson’s 120th Anniversary.” said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. “We’re excited to share the first release of 2023 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, with more to come later in the year. 2023 is going to be an unforgettable milestone for the Company, celebrating the history, culture and community of Harley-Davidson – we hope you can join us.”

Harley-davidson Kicks Off 120th Anniversary With Reveal Of 2023 Motorcycles120th Anniversary models
The very limited-edition, super-premium CVO™ Road Glide® Limited Anniversary model celebrates 120 years of craftsmanship with one of the most intricate paint schemes ever offered by Harley-Davidson. Panels of Heirloom Red are applied over a base coat of Anniversary Black, each outlined with a bright red pinstripe and a hand-applied gold paint scallop. Subtle details added within the panels portray the head and wings of a soaring eagle.

The gold-plated tank medallion depicts an Art Deco rendition of the eagle, an iconic Harley-Davidson design element. Additional details include luxurious Alcantara seat surfaces with gold and red contrast stitching accents, gold-tone powertrain inserts and bright red rocker boxes and pushrod tube collars. Only 1,500 examples of this fabulous motorcycle will be produced for global distribution, each serialised with a laser-etched panel on the fuel tank console. Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for the CVO™ Road Glide® Limited Anniversary model is £50,395 (€63,995 ROI).

Special 120th Anniversary paint in a different scheme will be offered on six additional limited-production Harley-Davidson® models, with colour and design combinations inspired by early Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. Each features a classic paneled paint scheme with gleaming Heirloom Red as the base colour. Panels are outlined with a bright-red pinstripe and filled with a darker Midnight Crimson fade. Additional details include an Art Deco eagle tank medallion, seat covers with red side panels and gold embroidered Harley-Davidson logo, and red fade powertrain inserts.

This commemorative design will be offered on the following serialised models:

Ultra Limited Anniversary – £35,495 / €42,895 (production limited to 1,300 examples globally)
Tri Glide® Ultra Anniversary – £51,495 / €64,995 (production limited to 1,100 examples globally)
Street Glide® Special Anniversary – £32,995 / €41,895 (production limited to 1,600 examples globally)
Road Glide® Special Anniversary – £32,995 / €40,395 (production limited to 1,600 examples globally)
Fat Boy® 114 Anniversary – £27,895 / €35,895 (production limited to 3,000 examples globally)
Heritage Classic 114 Anniversary – £28,295 / €36,295 (production limited to 1,700 examples globally)
All prices shown are UK & Republic of Ireland (€) suggested retail prices only.

Harley-davidson Kicks Off 120th Anniversary With Reveal Of 2023 MotorcyclesBreakout® model goes big
The Breakout® model flexes more muscle and flashing bright new styling over its long-and-lean chopper profile. The muscle is provided by the Milwaukee-Eight® 117 V-Twin engine, the pinnacle of torque and displacement in a factory-installed, regular-production Harley-Davidson® powertrain that gives the Breakout rider instant bragging rights on the street.

Other new features include:

  • 18.9 litre fuel tank topped with a low-profile chrome console shaped to lengthen the motorcycle profile and extend riding range.
  • A new handlebar riser and polished stainless steel handlebar is 19 mm taller than the previous model for improved rider reach to controls.
  • A dazzling chrome finish is applied to the rear fender supports, side covers, muffler shields, turn signals, mirrors, Heavy Breather intake, and new 26-spoke cast-aluminum wheels are finished in gloss black with machined details.
  • A Harley-Davidson® Softail® chassis maintains classic hard tail lines without sacrificing thoroughly modern ride and handling performance. The Breakout® model is designed to rule the street with style and power. SRP for the new Breakout® 117 starts at £24,195 / €31,495.

Harley-davidson Kicks Off 120th Anniversary With Reveal Of 2023 MotorcyclesMore Cruise Control and Traction Control
Electronic cruise control will be a standard feature for the Fat Boy®, Fat Bob®, Breakout®, Low Rider® S models, and remains standard on Low Rider® ST, Heritage Classic and Sport Glide® models.

Traction Control System will be offered as a new option for the Breakout®, Low Rider® S and Low Rider® ST models. Traction control is designed to prevent the rear wheel from excessive spinning under acceleration. The rider may turn traction control off using a button on the hand control.

Harley-davidson Kicks Off 120th Anniversary With Reveal Of 2023 MotorcyclesExhilarating new Nightster® Special model
This new middle-weight contender amplifies the Nightster® motorcycle riding experience with a host of style, convenience and technology upgrades. Exhilarating performance is delivered by the Revolution® Max 975T liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, tuned to make tremendous torque at low RPM. To minimise overall motorcycle weight the engine is integrated into the vehicle as the central member of the chassis.

Key Nightster® Special model features include:

  • Passenger pillion and foot pegs enable two-up adventure.
  • Cast aluminum wheels with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
  • Handlebar and 127 mm (5-inch) handlebar riser move hand controls 50.8 mm (2-inch) up and 25.4 mm (1-inch) back to put the rider in a commanding position on the motorcycle.
  • 101.6 mm (4-inch) round TFT screen displays all instrumentation and infotainment functions, managed using buttons on the hand control array.
  • The display supports infotainment generated by the rider’s Bluetooth®-equipped mobile device. Most infotainment functions also require a Bluetooth headset and speakers worn within a helmet.
  • Using voice commands through the headset, the rider can receive or place calls through a mobile device.
  • Navigation is supplied by the Harley-Davidson® App for iOS or Android downloaded into the rider’s mobile device. When navigation is enabled, the rider may select a moving map display or turn-by-turn map displayed on the screen, assisted by audio instructions through the headset.
  • Premium Brembo braking components provide outstanding braking feel and performance for added rider confidence. Single front brake with axial-mount four-piston caliper and 320 mm rotor. The single rear brake features a floating single-piston caliper and 260 mm rotor.
  • A 11.7 litre fuel cell located below the seat moves the weight of fuel low in the chassis, which lowers the center of gravity for improved handling. The fuel fill is reached by lifting the hinged locking seat.
  • Selectable Ride Modes: Road, Sport, Rain, or create a set of custom modes
  • Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson: Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System, and Drag-Torque Slip Control System.
  • All-LED lighting
  • Standard cruise control and USB charging port.

Nightster® Special SRP starts at £15,395 / €19,795

Harley-davidson Kicks Off 120th Anniversary With Reveal Of 2023 MotorcyclesFreewheeler® Model Goes Dark
The Freewheeler® model, an attitude-soaked, cruiser-inspired trike, gets a blacked-out restyle for 2023. The front end, headlamp nacelle, tank console, hand and foot controls, powertrain and exhaust all have black finishes in place of previous bright finishes. The result is a dramatic change in appearance that reinforces this model’s raw, hot-rod attitude.

New Gloss Black cast aluminum wheels feature exposed rear-wheel lug nuts for performance styling. Rear 18-inch wheels replace 15-inch wheels to give the Freewheeler® model a dramatic new stance. Riding on three wheels has never been so awesome.

SRP for the new MY23 Freewheeler® starts at £31,495 / €38,495

Other features include:

  • Milwaukee-Eight® 114 powertrain for on-demand power.
  • Electric reverse gear
  • Mini-ape handlebar for fists-in-the-wind attitude.
  • Classic custom bobtail rear fenders.
  • Weather-proof rear trunk with top-mounted door for easy loading; capacity is 0.057 cubic metre (2 cubic feet).
  • Dual mufflers with slash-down tips
  • Trike-specific Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson: Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Antilock Braking System (ABS), Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System and Cornering Enhanced Drag-Torque Slip Control System.

For more Harley-Davidson UK news check out our dedicated page Harley-Davidson UK News

or head to the official Harley-Davidson UK website www.harley-davidson.com/gb/en/index.html

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