Harley Davidson Project LiveWire
You know things are actually getting serious when stalwarts like the Harley Davidson are putting their money and testing out electricity to power their machines. And if you have been following the Marvel studio’s Avenger series, you might have caught the stunning Scarlett Johansson picking up things for the boys on a stealthy looking black widow’s electric motorcycle.
That very bike is the next major milestone for the Milwaukee company who have made a handful of the LiveWire bikes to bring it on the streets of the world and gain feedback from customers. What one might think of it as blasphemy, few were simply awestruck at what the engineers at Harley Davidson have come up with pulling off something that seem impossible by the brand.
List of big capacity roadsters and adventure tourers launched in India in 2016
Like every passing year, the year 2016 too has proven to be one year which has only been progressive enough to make the Indian two wheeler market more mature and versatile. Almost all the bike makers of India did came up with something which was revolutionary and game changer for the price at which they are offered.
In this feature story, we are going to discuss all those significant all new naked roadster and adventure tourer motorcycle launches in the middleweight and liter class segments of the Indian two wheeler market, which do form niche categories on their own, but then have seen a tremendous growth in terms of sales in recent years. Following are those all new naked roadster and adventure tourer launches meant for the niche buyers who have prime focus on design and performance, with the criteria being 500-1200cc category and above the price point of Rs. 6 lakh:-
2017 Harley Davidson Road King Classic
Whitewalls, spoked wheels, train-ish headlights and leather bound saddlebag inserts. This is not a new meaning for ‘retro’, but it is very much the retro.
After a brief abruption, the Road king made an entry back to the Indian market in 2016. Of the five different platforms in the Harley line-up, the touring segment sits right at the top. And the entry-level tourer is the quintessential Road King. A no-frills motorcycle that appears to have been carved out from a billet the size of a bus with classic design that harks back to Harley’s big bikes from the sixties; nothing modern in the looks department whatsoever, which is actually the good part.
For 2017, Harley Davidson is set to up the ante and take us back to the sixties again, but this time with even more panache. Enter the Road King Classic. It’s the stripped down tourer having no fuss whatsoever and is a mesh of nostalgic style meeting the performance and versatility of a modern Harley-Davidson touring machine.
It still carries the Hiawatha headlamp and nacelle born in the 1960’s, a time when chrome ruled the streets. What’s changed is the power unit which now is the new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine bringing all into the here and now in a hurry. Along with it is the new suspension unit designed to give you a plush ride. In short, it is a timeless classic built for today.
2016 Harley Davidson Road Glide Special
Touring is synonymous with motorcycles; it’s an integral part of the riding experience. No other feeling satisfies a man’s desire to freedom, to head in a direction unknown. And if you don’t have the right tool to do it, the whole feeling just becomes uncanny. Harley Davidson is one company that understands your emotions and requirements and have been giving us some of the greatest hits of the touring motorcycles since the beginning of the 20th century.
For the year 2017, this American legend will give the world a brand new lineage of motorcycles that are sophisticated and technologically packed while keeping the core values of its predecessors intact. Running under the hood of each of them will be the all-new Milwaukee-Eight, the ninth generation of Harley-Davidson V-Twin engines that delivers power and reliability unlike no other before.
Running this new power mill will be one of HD’s iconic tourer, the venerable Road Glide Special. The bike takes the touring must-haves and wraps them in a no-apologies style making it the motorcycle of choice for the high-mileage road warrior.
In a country that is price conscious, it was a gamble played by motorcycle manufacturers when they decided to bring in their higher segment motorbikes. If statistics are to be believed, India is in the highest rankings in terms of growing economy. And the gamble payed off. People started investing in premium motorcycles that were lauded in the performance and engineering arena. More and more players started entering the Indian subcontinent to showcase their entry level performance machines. To help you have a clear decision making ability, we have compiled 10 bikes that fall under ₹ 5 lakhs that can suffice all your needs and dreams of owning a bike that can be both practical and fun to ride.
2017 Harley Davidson Roadster
And that line already includes Harley Davidson’s acclaimed Iron 883, 1200 Custom, Superlow and Forty-Eight. When such superhit blockbusters already rule the roads, you must have thought that Harley Davidson have done their job. You might be wrong and I am glad about it.
How do you create something to up the ante? Make it sporty and expensive with full performance package. The Harley Davidson way.
That is the Roadster model which is a little sparse, a little spare, and an exercise in understatement. The most sport-oriented version of the Sportster series offering an alternative to more conventional cruiser variants. This young generation of a machine is a serious effort to reach customers outside the likes of the classic Harley Davidsons. Always something up their sleeves.
2017 Harley Davidson CVO Limited
This right here is the cream of the crop of Harley Davidson motorcycles. The most expensive one of the lot having the entire range of Project Rushmore enhancements and the brand new Twin-Cooled 1868cc Milwaukee-Eight engine, the largest displacement motor from the American touring king touted as the next great engine revolution.
The Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Limited is heading to raise the bar for comfort, convenience, power, style, infotainment, craftsmanship and most important of all - confidence. With the very best of Harley-Davidson, the CVO Limited is taking the battle of the best V-twin and ultra-luxury of two wheelers to the next level and shoving it in the face of every others vying for this spot.
2017 Harley Davidson Street 750
In the recent years, the Street series of motorcycles have been the most remarkable ones launched by Harley Davidson across the globe. With the new entry level sub brand, Harley Davidson intended to make a huge impact on the middleweight segment of cruisers, especially in the emerging markets like that of India.
Out of the two motorcycles which are available under the Street sub brand, the Street 750 is already on sale in the Indian market, and has created a huge impact not only in the middleweight segment of cruisers, but also has become the highest selling model in the entire portfolio of Harley Davidson in India. It is the Street 750 with which Harley Davidson has been able to churn out high numbers not only in India, but also in other emerging markets.
Given its popularity in the middleweight cruiser segment, Harley Davidson is all set to launch the new version of the Street 750, with which the manufacturer has tried to remove the minor glitches associated with the motorcycle. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Harley Davidson Street 750.
Girl Crashes Her Harley Sportster 883 Aftermath Footage: Video
Few women riders are actually brave enough to ride big bikes or cruisers but we definitely salute this women rider who actually crashes her Harley Davidson Sportster 883 and still manages to gather her courage and get back and walk away from the accident site.
This particular incident took place last week in South 405 highway in California US. The Girl was actually riding her cruiser in between the two rows of cars and without warning a White Ford Fusion intervenes into the motorcycle path trying to change lanes and the women rider riding her Cruiser collided with the car. Luckily another rider who was riding behind her was able to rescue the rider and was able to shift her to a safe place. The second rider who saved her was also filming the entire incident in his helmet camera. The Good Samaritan then also helped the victim to safety by picking up the Cruiser and guiding her to the opposite side of the busy highway.
In this video you will actually watch the aftermath video of the accident which looked brutal at first instance but fortunately the rider was wearing proper biking gears and thus was actually saved. Although she suffered from a hairline fracture most probably on her leg which actually can be called a scratch keeping in the mind the amount of damage which she could have suffered from the horrible looking accident.
Feature – 15 most expensive motorcycles of India
There was a time when the Indian two wheeler market was conscious about only two things – price and fuel efficiency. The purchase of a particular motorcycle or scooter was purely dependent on these two major factors, with the aspects like design, performance and riding dynamics taking a back seat.
However, with the changing times, the priorities have begun to change, and people are not minding to spend the additional dough from their pocket, provided they get additional performance, style and equipment. The results have been so dramatic that what we have got now is a range of some super exotic motorcycles with pricing equivalent to a 2BHK apartment.
In this feature list, we are going to have a look on the fifteen most expensive motorcycles available in the Indian market, which have started a new trend of trading in for luxury and exotic motorcycles. Following are those mean machines:-
Few years ago, Harley Davidson surprised everyone in the Indian subcontinent, when it announced its foray into the Indian two wheeler market. At a time when the superbiking culture in the nation was still in a nascent stage, Harley Davidson took a brave step by setting up its own production facility in India and started local assembly of some of its motorcycles, the most affordable one of which was the Superlow.
Till the arrival of Street 750 in 2014, the Superlow held the title of being the most affordable motorcycle from the glorious portfolio of cruisers from Harley Davidson. Considering the huge fan following for its parent brand in India, the Superlow acted as the ticket to the Harley Davidson family, as the company had priced it rather aggressively in the Indian two wheeler market.
In the 2016 portfolio for the Indian market, Harley Davidson decided to ditch the Superlow, which raised many eyebrows. However, considering the increasing popularity of Street 750 and Iron 883, it was pretty natural for Superlow to get discontinued. However, Harley Davidson might bring yet another version of Superlow in the Indian market, this time, in a slightly different avatar – the Superlow 1200T. Essentially, a 1200cc variant of the Superlow, which was available in 883cc guise in India before, the Superlow 1200T gets a slightly bigger stance and more premium positioning over the latter. Here’s our take on the all new Harley Davidson Superlow 1200T:-
Harley Davidson India has had quite a successful run in the Indian two wheeler market, by replicating the success it has tasted in other global markets as well. All the motorcycles, whether old school cruisers or new age bobbers, have garnered a cult status here in India, which is a testimony of the huge potential which the leisure motorcycles have got in the country.
Talking about the leisure motorcycles, Harley Davidson is well known as the numero uno manufacturer of cruisers around the world. Among many family/sub brands within the Harley Davidson brand, the ‘Softail’ family is the most popular sub brand thanks to the legendary machines present under its umbrella – Fat Boy and Heritage Softail Classic.Both the motorcycles were simultaneously launched in the Indian market a couple of years ago, with the Fat Boy being the smaller one of the two motorcycles. But let us remind you that it is not ‘small’ by any means – the Fat Boy is one of the most iconic and purest full size American cruisers on sale in the Indian market in the current times.
We have already received the latest iteration of the Fat Boy, which comes bathed in chrome and has that ‘bling’ which Harley Davidson is known for. However, considering the rising fans of dark looking motorcycles with blackened appeal, Harley Davidson does has that version of the Fat Boy too in the international market, with the name Fat Boy S. The motorcycle is positioned above the standard Fat Boy, and looks a bit more mean due to its blackened stealth appearance. Here’s our comprehensive review of the Harley Davidson Fat Boy S.