Harley-Davidson is planning to overtake its lineup radically within the coming years in an effort to show round its declining gross sales.
Together with new small-displacement bikes aimed toward international markets, the corporate has unveiled three bikes for segments that the model has by no means ventured into earlier than.
The primary is the manufacturing model of the LiveWire electrical prototype it first debuted in 2014. The trendy cruiser is about to go on sale subsequent summer season with a boldly-styled battery-pack and electrical motor mixture, Brembo efficiency brakes and a monoshock rear suspension. Vary and energy haven’t been revealed. Harley-Davidson earlier this 12 months introduced an funding in electrical motorbike firm Alta Motors and plans to comply with up the LiveWire with a smaller scrambler-style electrical, an electrical scooter and electric-assist pedal bicycles.
Harley can also be stepping into the game bike enterprise, a decade after eliminating its Buell subsidiary. The 975 Streetfighter is a efficiency motorbike aimed to compete with the likes of the BMW S1000R and Suzuki GSX-S1000 and powered by an all-new 975cc liquid-cooled V-Twin that will likely be shared with different future fashions.
Certainly one of them is the Pan America journey touring bike that may launch with a 1250cc model of the identical engine. It options an off-road suspension, skid plate and upright windscreen.
“It’s rugged, it’s succesful, and I believe what’s necessary is we did it our method,” Harley-Davidson Senior Vice President and Chief Working Officer Michelle Kumbier informed Cycle World.
“There are quite a lot of completely different adventure-touring merchandise on the market however definitely our type and our method is actually Harley-Davidson.”
The Streetfighter and Pan America are scheduled to hit showrooms in 2020 the place they are going to be parked subsequent to Harley-Davidson’s extra conventional fashions. Additional particulars will likely be shared as that date approaches.