HARLEY-DAVIDSON® ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS AND OPTIONS FOR 2013

110th Anniversary, Hard Candy Custom and a Restyled Street Bob

Harley-Davidson rolls into its 110th model year with a line of authentic American motorcycles that include a two new CVO models, the CVO™ Breakout™, a high-performance Softail® model with exciting new finish options, and the CVO™ Road King®, fitted with an innovative vented windshield and high-output audio system. There are also two new Custom Sportster variants and a restyled Dyna® Street Bob®.

Also for 2013, Harley-Davidson launches Hard Candy Custom™, a styling movement rooted in themes first seen in the chopper era of the late 1960s that embraces dazzling metal flake paint, brilliant chrome, and styling details in accessories and apparel. Hard Candy Custom elements include “big flake” paint finishes, three of which will be selectively offered as a colour option on four Harley-Davidson production motorcycles for 2013.

From Milwaukee to Rome and other cities all across the globe, Harley-Davidson will celebrate 110 years of classic motorcycles and good times. As a rolling tribute, Harley-Davidson will produce a limited run of 110th Anniversary Limited Editions of select 2013 motorcycles that continue a tradition of commemorating the history of the Motor Company.

The Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration will climax in Milwaukee, 29 August to 1 September 2013. Information on 110th Anniversary events, programmes, and other merchandise – including a limited edition range of stylish fashion clothing and accessories – is available at Harley-Davidson.co.uk.

Highlights of the 2013 Harley-Davidson line include:

    • Nine Harley-Davidson models are offered as 110th Anniversary Limited Editions. Production will vary by model and will be strictly limited to ensure exclusivity.
    • CVO Breakout

      CVO Breakout

      The 2013 CVO™ series of limited-production premium custom motorcycles features the newCVO™ Breakout®. The CVO™ Road King®offers the first factory-installed Road King® audio system, and the new detachable Vented Wind Splitter windshield. The super-premium touringCVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® and shark-nose CVO™ Road Glide® Custom bagger return with new features for 2013.

    • Hard Candy Custom embraces a trend that’s reemerged from garages around the globe; dazzling metal flake paint, brilliant chrome, and styling details are simultaneously current and nostalgic. New and recently introduced Genuine Motor Accessory and Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® items extend the Hard Candy Custom theme.

      Hard Candy

      Hard Candy

    • Sportster XL1200 CA

      Sportster XL1200 CA

      The versatile Harley-Davidson® Sportster® line includes five models, plus the Sportster® 1200 Custom Anniversary Edition. Two new Custom Limited variants join the Sportster family:  the XL 1200CA with custom graphics and XL 1200CB with black denim paint. New colours and graphics are offered on all Sportster® models.The Harley-Davidson® Street Bob® gets a tougher profile for 2013 with new blacked-out triple clamps and powertrain, and a chopped rear fender with combination stop/turn/tail lights. This rowdy Dyna bobber features a solo seat and mini-ape handlebar mounted on new risers that make it easier to customise. New paint options include Hard Candy Big Red Flake paint.

    • Dyna StreetBob

      Dyna StreetBob

      The traditional “hard tail” lines of the Harley-Davidson Softail® platform are offered on six models, including the Softail® Slim™, a back-to-basics 1950’s-style bobber introduced mid-year 2012. The 2013 Fat Boy® now features mirror chrome Aluminum Bullet Hole Disc wheels as standard equipment. The Softail® line also includes Heritage Softail® Classic Anniversary Edition and the Fat Boy® Special Anniversary Edition.

    • Five Harley-Davidson® Touring models, from the slammed-and-trimmed Street Glide® to the fully equipped Electra Glide® Ultra Limited, are ready to tackle the long road with fresh colour and graphics options. The Road King® Anniversary Edition is available in limited quantities for 2013.
    • The smooth-handling 2013 Dyna® line includes the re-styled Street Bob and four more models, plus the Super Glide® Custom Anniversary Edition.
    • The aggressive Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® power-cruiser line features the Night Rod® Special and V-Rod Muscle®, each available in new colours for 2013.

Limited-production Anniversary models for 2013

A highlight of each 110th Anniversary Edition model are solid bronze fuel tank badges, plated in black nickel and then distressed to highlight the bronze. A bright gold-tone Bar and Shield cloisonné is inserted in the main body of the “single wing” badge. In addition to the anniversary tank badge, each motorcycle will carry other model-specific anniversary badging and trim. Each example will carry a serialisation badge.

Each of the following 110th Anniversary models will feature an exclusive Anniversary Vintage Bronze/Anniversary Vintage Black paint scheme.

  • 1200 Custom 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 1500 globally)
  • Super Glide® Custom 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 1450 globally)
  • Fat Boy® Special 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 1750 globally)
  • Heritage Softail® Classic 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 1900 globally)
  • Road King® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 1750 globally)
  • Electra Glide® Ultra Limited 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 3750 globally)

Each of the CVO™ Anniversary Edition models will feature an exclusive Diamond Dust and Obsidian paint scheme.

  • CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 1100 globally)
  • CVO™ Road King® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 900 globally)
  • CVO™ Road Glide® Custom 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to 900 globally)

New Breakout™ Hot-Rod CVO is one of two premium new models for 2013

Four models from Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) ™ take limited-production, factory-custom motorcycles to the highest level of performance, style and exclusivity in 2013. Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are customised using exclusive components and paint treatments combined with numerous items from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories®. The CVO programme is often used to introduce new custom components and techniques before they are offered as individual accessories.Harley-Davidson CVO motorcycles are backed by a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.

All 2013 CVO models are powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110™ V-Twin engine. Rated at up to 122 ft-lbs of torque, the 110 cubic-inch (1802cc) air-cooled Twin Cam 110 is the most-powerful engine offered in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and is only available in CVO models.

The new Assist & Slip Clutch Pack provides a slip feature on downshifts to reduce loading of the driveline. A new internal design significantly improves the life of the clutch pack in test cycles. Hydraulic clutch actuation has been updated to reduce lever effort; peak force required is reduced by 10 percent and hold-in force is reduced 17 percent. Finally, a new clutch lever shape reduces reach and optimises lever control. All 2013 Harley-Davidson CVO models also feature electronic cruise control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), the Harley-Davidson factory security system, and a new indoor/outdoor storage cover with CVO logo.

Harley-Davidson is offering two all-new CVO models for 2013:

2013 CVO™ Breakout®: This bold new Softail model is muscle in motion, projecting a tough attitude and boasting the highest power-to-weight ratio of any current CVO model. The CVO Breakout is offered in two paint schemes that feature hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders. A third paint option incorporates hand-laid lace stenciling. New polished chrome Turbine wheels feature dramatic spoke ridges on the rims. Fenders are chopped to expose the tyres. A new wide front end is fully chromed and topped with a new mini-nacelle and chromed headlamp bucket. A chrome fuel tank console has been trimmed so low that braided-steel lines house the exposed tank vent. The CVO Breakout also features a new chrome internally wired handlebar, an integral riser with a low-mount speedometer/tachometer, chromed cast aluminum oil tank, and leather seating surfaces embossed with a horn-back gator hide pattern. Price: £21,495

Harley-Davidson Styling Manager Kirk Rasmussen says: “We begin by stripping the bike down to the bones and building up from there. Stylist Mark Daniels penned a tough-looking hot rod concept. To create a compact, muscular profile we’ve chopped the fenders to the legal limit so more tyre rubber is revealed at both ends of the bike. The same principle is applied to the console, where we shaved it down and used braided steel lines for vent tubes. This gives us a larger canvas for paint and finishes, an essential element of the CVO formula. We gave the Turbine wheel a good deal of drama by pulling the spoke ridges all the way through to the rim, which help make the wheel diameter look larger. The front wheel has 21 spokes. The dramatic diameter of the 21-inch front wheel with a 130mm tyre and the 18-inch rear wheel with a 240mm tyre give the bike a strong proportional foundation.”

2013 CVO™Road King®: The first factory-installed Road King audio system includes a 200-watt amplifier and an interface module for an included 8GB Apple iPod controlled by buttons on the handlebar. The system drives two 5×7-inch (127×177.8mm) speakers with bridged tweeters located on the saddlebag lids and two 5.25-inch (133.35mm) speakers with bridged tweeters mounted in the fairing lowers. The new detachable Vented Wind Splitter windshield was developed by Harley-Davidson and tested in the Wichita State University wind tunnel to relieve low pressure behind the windshield and significantly reduce buffeting at the rider position. A vane within the vent should be adjusted to match air flow to the rider’s height. A low-profile console holds a combination speedometer/tachometer with programmable back-light colours. Other CVO Road King features include a chrome billet-style extended reach heel shifter, mirror chrome Agitator custom wheels, extended saddlebag bottoms with a custom fascia and LED lighting, a new chromed handlebar with an ergonomic bend, and Slipstream Collection hand and foot controls. A new solo touring seat and the removable passenger pillion and backrest have a tuck-and-roll leather insert. A new painting process features hand-finished graphics created with textures and solvents in a multi-step process that results in unique detailing on each motorcycle. Three colour options are available, including the 110th Anniversary scheme. Prices start at £25,295.

Two CVO models return for 2013 with new paint schemes and features:

2013 CVO™ Ultra Classic® Electra Glide®: This super-premium touring motorcycle is fully equipped and stylishly appointed. New features for 2013 include the chrome and rubber Slipstream Collection heated hand grips, rider and passenger footboard inserts, brake lever pad, shifter and highway pegs and windshield trim. The suspended, dual-control heated, two-up seat and adjustable passenger backrest have a new perforated leather insert. A new chrome billet-style extended reach heel shifter creates more boot room on the left-side footboard. The CVO Ultra is equipped with a high-performance Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system that includes BOOM!™ Audio High Performance BOOM! Bagger™ speakers. Four new colour combinations are available, including the 110th anniversary scheme. Prices start at £29,995

2013 CVO™ Road Glide® Custom: This distinctive shark-nose bagger now features the Daymaker™ LED headlamp, and is the first production Harley-Davidson equipped with this very bright and precise headlamp system. The high-output Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio system is upgraded with a second 200-watt amplifier and a pair of 5×7-inch speakers with bridged tweeters located in the saddlebag lids in addition to 5×7-inch fairing-mount speakers and two-inch dash-mount tweeters. The audio system features CD/AM/FM/WB, an 8GB Apple iPod nano located in the right-side saddlebag, and a new, more-sensitive hidden AM/FM antenna located within the fairing. Other new CVO Road Glide Custom features include a smoked Wind Splitter windscreen with a ghosted Harley-Davidson graphic, a chrome billet-style extended reach heel shifter, a low-profile, two-piece seat with diamond pattern leather inserts, a black 1.25-inch (31.75mm) handlebar, and Slipstream Collection hand grips and foot controls. Three new colour combinations will be offered for 2013, including the 110th anniversary scheme. Prices start at £26,195

Reinvention of old school cool using Hard Candy Custom metal flake paint

Rooted in themes first seen in the chopper era of the late 1960s, Harley-Davidson launches a new formula for old-school cool with Hard Candy Custom™, a styling movement that spans generations, cultures and markets from Brooklyn to Yokohama. Hard Candy Custom elements include 16 new “big flake” paint finishes, three of which will be selectively offered as a colour option on the Seventy-Two™, Street Bob®, Softail® Deluxe, and Forty-Eight™ for 2013.

Now the sparkle of a traditional metal flake finish can be as Original Equipment paint and serve as the foundation for personal customisation that embraces the bright, bold and expressive style of 1960’s California. Hard Candy Big Red Flake made its debut in 2012 on the Sportster® Seventy-Two™ model, and for 2013 that colour is joined by Hard Candy Lucky Green Flake and Hard Candy Coloma Gold.

The three production Hard Candy Custom colours are created by applying tinted flakes, each more than seven times the size of metal flake used in typical production paint, over a black base coat. The flake is then covered with multiple layers of clear coat, which combined with hand sanding produces a finished surface with extraordinary depth. Each Hard Candy Custom paint set will be finished with graphics specific to the model, and features a special logo.

The finish gets bigger and bolder with twelve more-intricate, two-tone Hard Candy Custom Flake Core Series paint sets and fuel tanks from the Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories Colour Shop, available for many Sportster®, Dyna®, Softail® and Touring model motorcycles. One paint set offered on the 2013 CVO™ Breakout™, Hard Candy Gold Dust and Liquid Sun with Pagan Gold, is also a Hard Candy Custom selection.

Start with the colour, but keep the project moving with products from Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Accessories®. New and recently introduced accessory items that extend the Hard Candy Custom theme include the Silver Charcoal Metal Flake Solo Seat, the Sprung Solo Seat in white or black leather with contrasting diamond-pattern stitching, leather Single Side Swingarm bags, and a Down Tube bag. Dozens of other Genuine Motor Accessories, from handlebars to sissy bars, can be installed to complete a custom transformation.

Harley-Davidson MotorClothes will offer a selection of Hard Candy Custom logo T-shirts for men and women in the Black Label Collection, and new helmets with graphics and a surface finish inspired by the Hard Candy Custom movement.

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