Harley-Davidson India has unveiled Low Rider and Deluxe to further strengthen its Softail motorcycles lineup, priced from Rs 12.99 lakh and Rs 17.99 lakh respectively. The American motorcycle company had launched four MY18 Softail models (Fatboy, Heritage Classic, Fat Bob and Street Bob) in October 2017.
Low Rider and Deluxe are built on a lighter frame to sustain the dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine’s high torque output and have shaved off 17 kgs. A dual-bending valve front suspension and under seat rear monoshock improves handling of the new Softails. The new chassis increases lean angles, sharper turn-in response, and convenient side-stand lift off.
The carbon steel tubular frame chassis is 65% stiffer than its predecessor and comes with improved rigidity. There are two lighter swingarms – one for narrow and one for wide rear tires.
Improved power-to-weight ratio makes for quicker acceleration, and improved braking, and cornering capability. New tyres are on offer alongwith new seat designs and materials for comfort cruising.
All 2018 Softail models get a new heartbeat from the most powerful engines ever offered in Harley-Davidson Big Twin cruisers, the new Milwaukee-Eight™ 107 V-Twin.
Peter MacKenzie, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson India and China said, “The Indian market has evolved and customers look forward to innovation in technology and comfort. This is evident from the growth in the leisure riding segment for premium motorcycles. We have received an excellent response to the MY18 Softail lineup so far and we are excited to introduce these two new models that demonstrate our focus on reinventing products for motorcycle enthusiasts and aspiring riders in the country.”