Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S - power
Fat Boy S

Attractive prices for Harley-Davidson

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.

Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S - power
Harley-Davidson Softail Slim S

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.

Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, Street 750 in the new blue colour and 883 prices
Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, Street 750 in the new blue colour and 883 which we will be riding in Tokyo this week.

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.


  1. I’m a little miffed with my Harley dealer at the moment … I ordered and put a deposit on a 2015 Street 500 earlier in the year for a delivery date in mid August … days before I was set to ride away on my new bike the Dealer informed me of the Safety Recall Notice on all 2015 Street 500 bikes and because of this I couldn’t take delivery of the bike until the safety issue was fixed which is probably well into October. In the meantime, the 2016 Street 500 has been released with upgrades/improvements and Purchasers will be riding away on these models before me on my 2015 model. I have effectively paid full price for an older MY bike which I have not received yet and is no longer worth full price value. As a Consumer what recourse do I have in this situation ? and what moral obligations does the Dealer have to their Customers ?

    1. Have you paid anything more then a deposit? If it’s not too big … You haven’t taken delivery yet so is there room to point out these new realities?

      Seems to me (without knowing all the details) the recall issue before you have even taken delivery may offer scope for a conversation.

      1. I have paid a $500 deposit …. In the last few days the replacement part has been delivered and my ordered 2015 Street 500 is ready for me to pick up … however, my Dealer has offered me the option to transfer my deposit over to a 2016 Street 500 …. but I will have to pay the increase in price for the new model which is around $700 extra …. and the 2016 models probably wont be ready for delivery until end of October …. so I need to weigh up a few things before I choose between the 2015 or 2016 model.

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