Harley-Davidson unveils 2015 models
Published on October 19, 2014
MILWAUKEE, USA Harley-Davidson Motor Company has announced their new 2015 line-up. After years (and possibly decades) of research and rider feedback, the American motorcycle giant has implemented innovative ideas, flawless design and higher standards for an array of new products.
Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer said: “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model line-up demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design. We are one with our riders around the world and everything we do is about delivering what they expect and deserve from Harley-Davidson.”
Bike enthusiasts are thrilled by the firm’s re-launch of their popular Road Glide series after a one-year hiatus. The revamped edition is stocked with significant improvements over its predecessors. Some changes include three closable wind splitter vents that create major alterations to the wind for enhancing aerodynamics and reducing head buffeting, as well as repositioned handlebars for improved ergonomics. Additionally, riders of the Road Glide Special enjoy an integrated touchscreen audio and navigation system.
Harley-Davidson continues to pursue a unique market with the announcement of the 2015 Freewheeler, its third three-wheeler released since 2009. This machine is factory fitted with bobtail fenders and mini ape-hanger handlebars, a design that gives it a low, lean profile.
Also new for 2015 is a revised braking system on all Softail models. This updated system includes a four-piston fixed front brake caliper, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder and an enhanced 300mm front rotor. The company claims this improves control and modulation while reducing hand-lever effort by 40 per cent.
Harley also presented its new Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low and Ultra Limited Low models with a lower seat height and refitted handlebars to accommodate riders shorter than 170cm. Further, the Lows are equipped with a new hydraulic clutch making it easier for riders with smaller hands to operate, especially in stop-and-go traffic.
To complete the new line-up, the company unveiled its latest Street models, with 500cc and 750cc engines. However, these won’t be available in significant numbers until later this year due to production problems.