Harley's Softail family gets bigger. New Low Rider and Deluxe make Indian debut, while Fat Boy receives a bigger engine.
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Harley-Davidson expanded their Softail portfolio by launching three new motorcycles in India. The 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy has been priced at Rs 19.79 lakh whereas, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider and Deluxe will cost you Rs 12.99 lakh and Rs 17.99 lakh, respectively. All the above mentioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. The new Fat Boy 114 – Anniversary Edition is powered by the higher displacement Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. Apart from the new motor, the new Fat Boy Anniversary Edition looks identical to the regular Fat Boy.

Harley designers have maintained the silhouette of the first-gen bike but the new motorcycle comes with an all-LED headlight, chunky tyres and the drool-worthy solid disc wheels called ‘Lakester’. Powering the Fat Boy Anniversary Edition is a 1,868cc V-twin engine which churns out 161.3Nm of torque.

The Harley-Davidson Deluxe is a more traditional featuring chrome everywhere. Unlike the Heritage Classic, the Deluxe cones with chrome wire-spoke wheels and whitewall tyres. It also misses out on a windscreen. The Deluxe features a short, swept-back handlebar. The Deluxe features a single seat. However a pillion seat is available as an accessory.


Sharing the platform with the Deluxe is the Low Rider, a popular motorcycle and it’s the first time the model has been offered in our country. The styling of the Low Rider is neat, with simple and flowing lines. A new design element added to the Low Rider is the 2-into-2 shotgun exhaust that replaces the previous model’s 2-into-1 muffler. 16-inch alloys wheels with disc brakes and ABS, are standard.

Powering the Low Rider is a Milwaukee-Eight 107. The 1,746cc V-twin, oil-cooled motor produces 149Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. Engineers at Harley have also stiffened up the mild-steel tubular frame by 34 percent over the older model. Weight has also been reduced by 14.5kg. The new vehicle gets a monoshock unit, which replaces the twin shocks as seen on its predecessor. It also features a Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) telescopic front fork.


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