Established in Milwaukee in 1903, Harley-Davidson is one of two American motorcycle manufacturers to make it through the Great Depression. Known for its large-displacement, heavyweight cruiser motorcycles, H-D has found success worldwide as a symbol of freedom and individuality. Harley models are the base for most chopper and bagger custom builds, and have been at the heart of custom culture since its inception. With clubs and groups for Harley-Davidson owners as well as events worldwide, the brand has developed a culture of its own. Now developing more versatile bikes including electrics and sport motorcycles, H-D is aiming for a younger and more diverse audience, while maintaining the touring line at its core.
2019 Harley-Davidson Models
Harley-Davidson’s 2019 lineup builds off of the 2018 Softail introduction and adds a handful of features to the CVO touring line, but does not see a whole lot of change outside of that. Introduction of the FXDR 114 to the Softail line saw an all-new cast swingarm and front end geometry that resulted in a great-handling motorcycle. CVO models got a larger-displacement 117ci Milwaukee-Eight engine as well as some updates to the infotainment system and hardware. All eyes are on 2020 with the middleweight 1,250cc cruiser, naked 975cc streetfighter, and the Pan America adventure motorcycle planned for release.
2018 Harley-Davidson Models
2018 was a big year for Harley-Davidson, introducing the new Softail platform and expanding the Milwaukee-Eight engine’s presence in the lineup. Killing off the Dyna line, 2018 saw the introduction of a completely redesigned array of Softails pulling nomenclature from successful models on both the Dyna and Softail platforms, such as the Street Bob, Breakout, and Deluxe. The 114ci Milwaukee-Eight that was previously only available in CVO models became available on select Softails, such as the Fat Bob 114 and Heritage 114.