Aug. 10, 2009 – Harley hits both price-point spectrums with 2010
August 10, 2009
Filed under Features
Harley-Davidson introduced nine new models to its 2010 lineup, including adding to its trike category and other changes across five more of its platforms.
The 2010 lineup provides a number of custom options as the company’s Custom Vehicle Operations, or CVO, unveiled four limited-production models as well as depth at the lower price point range as the Sportster category will include five models under $10,000.
“This ambitious new motorcycle launch reaches to our riders with the incredible passion that Harley-Davidson has inspired for more than a century,” Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson’s vice president of Core Customer Marketing, said in a press release.
Here is a look at some of the new 2010 additions:
Electra Glide Ultra Limited
A step up from the popular Ultra Classic Electra Glide, the Ultra Limited model features items that have previously only been offered as accessories on regular-production Harley-Davidson Touring models. The package starts with a Twin Cam 103 engine that delivers 10 percent more torque than the Twin Cam 96 engine offered in other Touring models. Other standard features will include: Brembo triple-disc brakes with ABS, heated hand grips, the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System, a Premium Tour-Pak luggage rack, Premium saddle bag and Tour-Pak liners, and a 12-volt/15 amp Tour-Pak power supply.
MSRP: Two-tones $24,699; custom colors $25,899
CVO Street Glide
This new model presents a low-and-lean profile behind a fork-mounted “batwing” fairing with a smoke low profile wind deflector and solo headlamp, a clean front fender and hard extended saddlebags with color-matched latches. The CVO Street Glide is built on the Touring chassis introduced by Harley-Davidson in 2009, based on a single-spar, rigid backbone frame and a new swingarm.
CVO Softail Convertible
Designed to be a “two-in-one” motorcycle, the CVO Softail Convertible can be configured for all-day touring, two-up cruising or solo profiling by adding or detaching key components, each of which can be easily removed or installed without tools.
Based on the Harley-Davidson Softail platform, the CVO Softail Convertible features a rear-suspension design that mimics the clean lines of a vintage hardtail frame, but offers the comfort of a modern suspension that is hidden under the chassis. A fuel-injected Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B V-Twin powers the CVO Softail Convertible.
Harley-Davidson will offer two models on its Trike platform for 2010, as the new Street Glide Trike joins the Tri Glide Ultra Classic. As its name implies, the Street Glide Trike brings the lean, stripped-down, hot-rod styling of the two-wheeled Street Glide model to the three-wheel category. With a smoked mini wind deflector and no Tour-Pak luggage carrier, the Street Glide Trike is lighter and more compact than the Tri Glide Ultra Classic. Both the Street Glide Trike and the Tri Glide Ultra Classic models are powered by a rubber-mounted, Twin Cam 103 V-twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection, rated at 101 feet pounds of torque.
MSRP: Street Glide Trike:?Vivid Black $26,999; Solids $27,799
Fat Boy Lo
Dressed in satin chrome and denim black, the Fat Boy Lo model features a reshaped seat and handlebar that places its rider “in” the motorcycle. The front and rear suspension are each lowered by 1.15 inches to give the Fat Boy Lo model a road-hugging stance. Seat height is 24.25 inches, the lowest of any Harley-Davidson model. A counter-balanced Twin Cam 96B V-twin powertrain, rigid-mounted in the frame, powers the Fat Boy Lo.
MSRP: Vivid Black $16,299, Solids $16,674
This bagger is updated for 2010 with a larger front wheel, slimmed-down exhaust and a new tail light assembly. The bike’s 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission is fitted with a new helical-cut fifth gear for smooth operation.
MSRP: Solids $18,999; two-tones $19,479; custom colors $19,899 psb