Harley-Davidson is one of the best motorcycle brands out there in the market. With Harley-Davidson, one may think of Sons of Anarchy. It is also a quintessential American brand that has been around since 1903 and the company has faced a multitude of setbacks from the Great Depression to the 2007 strike to the recent financial crisis. Despite those pitfalls, Harley-Davidson’s star continues to shine, especially in the production of motorcycles.
For 2014, the company is killing off a total of six motorcycle models, including the FXS Softtail Blackline, the FLHTC Electra Glide Classic, and the XR1200X Sportster, among other motorcycle models. This paves the way for the company to reduce production overlap as well as to optimize the available motorcycle choices. While Harley-Davidson has not yet announced its 2014 offerings, here are some current motorcycle offerings worth considering.
The new Sportster Iron 883 is a classic Harley-Davidson model: With a price tag that starts at $7,999, this motorcycle is an aggressive and raw throwback. One can notice that this model guarantees a no-nonsense ride. The air-cooled engine supports an ESPFI (Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection) fuel system. This elegant roadster has a displacement of 53.9 cu in.
The Dyna Street Bob has been newly-redesigned in2013 and features an H-D1 factory customization (optional). With a price tag that starts at $12,999, the Street Bob can be personalized to suit one’s personality and style. One can select from H-D engines, paint offerings, seats, wheels, footpeg positions, security, and handlebars. Upon a customer’s final specifications, Harley-Davidson employees build the motorcycle, according to one’s design and the motorcycle will be ready in around four weeks. The air-cooled Twin Cam 96 engine has a displacement of 96 cu in.
The Touring Street Glide boasts of an unconventional design. Its design is more akin to the cruisers found on the streets of Europe. The stripped-down motorcycle guarantees long distance comfort and style. A large six-gallon fuel tank guarantees a lot of mileage. Completing the Street Glide’s looks are precision-crafted tank medallions and eye-catching and sharp colors. With an integrated oil cooler, the Twin Cam 103 air-cooled engine has a 103 cu in displacement.