Prices of the 2016 models won’t be revealed until October 1, but we can tell you the new 110-cube Fat Boy and Slim S models will be “very attractive” and, ahead of their arrival, Harley is doing some deals on current stock.
We have arrived in Tokyo for the launch of the new Sportster with updated suspension, Street with new colours and better brakes and Softails with the high-output 103 Twin Cam and cruise control.
But conversation at the airport this morning with Harley-Davidson Australia boss Nigel Keough quickly and enthusiastically turned to the CVO-powered S models.
While Nigel can’t give firm prices yet, he says the new S models with the CVO engine will cost less than it would cost to have a CVO engine fitted, which is about $6000.
When I asked for a more precise figure, he just raised his eyebrows, smiled and said “it will be very attractive”.
The weather is a bit wet at the moment, but we’re hoping for clearing conditions before we take the Sportsters, Softails and Streets for a run on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson Australia is offering some incentives on current models to move stock before the new models hit the showroom floors.
Until the end of October, H-DA is offering $2000 worth of free Harley-Davidson general merchandise with any purchase of a 2015 Rushmore motorcycle at participating dealers while stocks last.
They are also doing a fantastic deal on the hipster, sorry Sportster, 883 Iron at just $12,995 ride away! That’s a saving of $2000 on one of the best blank-canvas cruisers around.
And with spring now here, they have released the Spring Collection with Cocona Technology and Triple Vent Systems to manage the heat and keep you dry, plus the Dark Custom Spring Black Label which returns the iconic and traditional HD t-shirts.