The Return of the Rebellious Low Rider® ; Tour-Ready SuperLow™ 1200T Revealed
CONCORD, ON, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is at it again. Fresh off the unveiling of the new Harley-Davidson® Street™ 750 model and the launch of Project RUSHMORE, the Company unleashed today two new motorcycles that expand its diverse lineup of street bikes, and put more models for more riders on the showroom floor of each Harley-Davidson® Retailer.
The mid-year release of the retro-cool Low Rider® and rangy SuperLow™ 1200T motorcycles completes the largest new-model launch in Harley-Davidson's 110-year history and keeps the throttle pinned on the company's accelerated, Customer-led product-development process.
"It's been a fantastic six months for us," said Matt Levatich, Harley-Davidson Motor Company President and Chief Operating Officer. "First Project RUSHMORE, then Harley-Davidson Street, now the new SuperLow 1200T and Low Rider models - all are the result of being Customer led and delivering riders the technical prowess and rebellious spirit that they want infused in each and every new Harley motorcycle."
Low Rider® Motorcycle
In 1977, Harley-Davidson created a ride-it-hard, put-it-away dirty, make-your-own-boundaries custom motorcycle that became an icon - the Low Rider®. Today that defiant attitude returns with a vengeance as the legendary Low Rider® model name is reprised for an all-new cruiser that rolls with old-school class and exciting new performance. A polished headlamp visor, wrinkle black trim, and split five-spoke aluminum wheels are touchstone styling elements from the original Low Rider® model.
The unrelenting thrust of the Twin Cam 103™ powertrain signals departure with a satisfying, throaty tone through twisting header pipes feeding a 2-into-1 exhaust. Suspension is calibrated for all-day comfort and precise handling, while dual-front disc brakes deliver capable stopping power. The new adjustable seat and handlebar risers enable a perfect fit for more riders. Ample Genuine Motor Accessories offer endless possibilities for self-expression, so any rider can own the look and own the road.
SuperLow™ 1200T Motorcycle
Harley-Davidson opens the door to touring adventure with the SuperLow™ 1200T , a motorcycle that combines a nimble chassis with essential touring features and the power to ride to the horizon. A detachable windshield, locking saddlebags, and Michelin® Scorcher™ 11T touring tires are standard equipment. Docking points accommodate detachable accessory racks and backrests for ease of customization.
A new seat and control ergonomics are shaped specifically to give more riders long-distance comfort. The SuperLow™ 1200T motorcycle can run with the pack thanks to the power of a 1,200 cc Evolution™ V-Twin engine, and it weighs 53.5 Kg less than the lightest Harley-Davidson® Big Twin Touring motorcycle. The finish is premium Harley-Davidson® with aluminum wheels, an available two-tone paint scheme and plenty of brilliant chrome.
To swing a leg over a new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle, visit h-d.com to find a local Retailer. The Low Rider® and SuperLow™ 1200T units start arriving today in Retail Stores across the country, and are available to demo during Daytona Bike Week at the Harley-Davidson® display at the Speedway.
About Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada
Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories, and MotorClothes® apparel, which are provided through a national network of authorized Harley-Davidson® Retailers. Office and distribution warehouse facilities are located in Richmond, British Columbia, and Concord, Ontario.
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