Harley-Davidson Lineup Gets Darker And More Powerful For 2016 Iron 883, Forty-Eight, S Series Cruisers with Twin Cam 110s and Road Glide Ultra Models Roll-Out with Global Riding Experience on Social Platform Periscope

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ -- Two new hard-hitting Dark Custom models, the most powerful cruiser lineup in company history, and a broad range of performance and styling enhancements throughout the range highlight Harley-Davidson's powerful new model lineup for 2016.

2016 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Highlights

  • New Iron 883 and Forty-Eight® models assert Harley-Davidson's Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past updated with modern design and new suspensions that put a little extra smooth in the Harley-Davidson soul.
  • New S series limited-edition cruisers feature big power and cutting-edge style. The Fat Boy® S and Softail Slim® S combine rich finishes with the impressive Screamin' Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine to deliver head-turning style and performance.
  • Previously only available in Harley-Davidson Touring bikes, the High Output Twin Cam 103™ engines upgrade the power for all Softail® and Dyna® models (except Street Bob), rounding out the most powerful cruiser lineup in Harley-Davidson history.
  • Project RUSHMORE's touring revolution expands with the return of the Road Glide® Ultra motorcycle.

"This is another historic year for Harley-Davidson," said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. "We're introducing the most powerful collection of cruisers in our history, including the brand-new S series. We're raising the bar on Dark Custom motorcycles with the new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight models, the purest expression of the design movement we started in 2008. And we're extending our lead in touring with the return of the Road Glide Ultra and redesign of the popular Heritage Softail Classic."

Roaring Down the Virtual Road Less Traveled
In a brand first, Harley-Davidson created and shared a global riding experience to showcase the new bikes in their urban riding settings via multiple Periscope broadcasts during a live-streamed ride around the world.

Originating in Portland, Ore., riders ripped through Sydney, Tokyo, Barcelona, Toronto, Mexico City, Las Vegas and back to Portland in less time than it takes to deliver a pizza or ink a tattoo.

The new 2016 Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson® dealerships immediately. Visit H-D.com to see all 2016 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

About Harley-Davidson Motor Company 
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom with cruiser, touring and custom motorcycles, riding experiences and events, and a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, general merchandise, riding gear and apparel. For more information, visit www.h-d.com.

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SOURCE Harley-Davidson Motor Company

For further information: Chaya Jacobs, 414-343-7714, Chaya.Jacobs@harley-Davidson.com, http://www.h-d.com

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