2015 Harley Model Updates
Harley-Davidson had a busy year in 2014, launching many new 2015 models, including the Street 750 and 500, and the Road Glide. Harley also launched a mid-season 2014 model at Daytona Bike Week earlier this year, the Low Rider.
The Motor Company even found time to launch Project LiveWire – Harley’s first electric motorcycle that is currently on tour. The purpose for the tour? Customer feedback. If the bike goes over well with the customers, Harley will likely put Project LiveWire into production.
And this customer feedback is what made Harley’s 2014 Project Rushmore push so popular. Harley kept listening, and on Tuesday released some further updates to 2015 models based on what the customer wants.
Customer-led innovations on the 2015 model lineup include “world-class aerodynamics, exhilarating audio performance and dialed-in ergonomic fit.” Besides the Road Glide and Road Glide Special – both launched at Sturgis earlier this month – the updated bikes include the Electric Glide Ultra Classic Low, Electra Glide Ultra Limited Low, CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide Ultra, Freewheeler Trike, and Softail models.
“The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We are one with our riders around the world, and everything we do is about delivering what they expect and deserve from Harley-Davidson.”
For 2015, Harley-Davidson will also offer eight new paint colors – including new Custom colors Black Magic and Radioactive Green and new Hard Candy Custom metal flake colors Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.
Following is 2015 updated model info from Harley-Davidson. Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for previews of each 2015 model listed below.
Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low / Ultra Limited Low Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson takes fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style.
CVO Street Glide Motorcycle
Boasting a new Boom! Audio system backed by 600 watts of power streaming through four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers, this limited-production bagger is a rolling concert venue that delivers shocking volume and outstanding sonic quality. Top it off with an intricate paint scheme and the added exclusivity of four color options.
CVO Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle
Drenched in chrome and custom paint, this super-premium touring motorcycle offers world-class aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials and the unrelenting performance of a Screamin’ Eagle Twin-Cooled Twin Cam 110 engine.
America’s hot-rod swagger rolls even wider with H-D’s expansion and dominance in the three wheel category. From its mini ape-hanger handlebar to its bobtail fenders, the Freewheeler trike fuses custom style and easy-handling performance. The all-new rear body shape gives the Freewheeler a low, lean profile.
New Braking System for Softail Models
A new braking system for Softail models delivers improved modulation and responsiveness and decreases hand lever effort by 40 percent. ABS is now standard on all Softail models and optional on the Slim. New front brake components include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake caliper with 34 and 32mm pistons coated to minimize initial displacement, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300mm front brake rotor. The caliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.
The new 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson dealerships Aug. 26, 2014. Visit H-D.com to see all of the 2015 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.