Ahead of the global reveal of the Pan America 1250 adventure tourer, Harley-Davidson has announced its lineup for 2021—highlighted by a handful of refreshed models, audio enhancements, and styling options.
First, the American manufacturer introduced its lightest softail, the new Street Bob 114. Equipped with a powerful Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the Street Bob boasts a mini-ape handlebar and a chopped rear fender.
Harley-Davidson also refreshed the Fat Boy with a brilliant chrome finish on the powertrain and exhaust, front end, rear fender struts, and console. Its own Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories arm also offers Milwaukee-Eight Screamin’ Eagle Stage III kits for all softail models.
The company also boosted its touring roster with aesthetic and utility upgrades to the Road King Special, Road Glide Special, and Street Glide Special.
The Road Glide and Street Glide Specials receive new two-tone paint options: blacked-out or bright chrome. Meanwhile, the Road King and Street Glide Special models now come with a Daymaker LED headlamp. All three got a new engine guard. As far as tech goes, the Boom! Box GTS infotainment system is now compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Lastly, Harley-Davidson’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) division unveiled the CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, CVO Limited, and CVO Tri Glide. According to the press release, the super-premium line “represent(s) the pinnacle of (the brand’s) style and design.”
Each CVO model, which is available with new paint and styling options, was fitted with a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine and the RDRS safety package. The Street and Road Glide bikes, in particular, are pioneering the special Harley-Davidson speakers and amplifiers by Rockford Fosgate.
“Harley-Davidson enters 2021 focused on motorcycling as an emotional experience. The timeless pursuit of adventure and freedom on the open road is the foundation of our heritage and the vision of our future. As we enter this new year and a new riding season, fueling that desire is more important than ever,” said HD marketing VP Theo Keetell.