Harley Street 500 beginner
Harley Street 500

Harley 2021 line-up axes popular learner

Aussie prices and full line-up revealed

For 2021, Harley-Davidson has axed the Street 500 learner-approved cruiser which was once its most popular bike in Australia and has been consistently selling well since its introduction in 2014.

The move follows a restructure of the company by new Harley boss Jochen Zeitz including pulling out of India where the Street models are made.

His plan also includes streamlining the range down from 33 models to 24.

The 2021 models are already here and the Street Bob S, Fat Boy S, CVO, and Special Touring models arrive in Australia in February.

Harley-Davidson Street Bob S
Harley-Davidson Street Bob S

Harley’s first adventure bike – the 1250cc Revolution Max water-cooled Pan America – is missing from the model line-up, but will be revealed next month.

There is no word on pricing yet for the big off-roading tourer, but it should be here late this year.

Harley-Davidson Revolution Max platform Pan America 1250
Pan America

Last year, Harley kept a lid on Australian price rises, despite the falling Aussie dollar.

This year ride-away prices are mostly up across the range despite a rising dollar.

Sportster

The ageing Sportster range continues, but has been halved to just the Forty-Eight, Iron 1200 and Iron 883.

Gone are the Super Low, Forty-Eight Special and 1200 Custom.

Sportsters were tipped to be axed this year and replaced by the new Revolution Max water-cooled Bronx Streetfighter range.

Harley-Davidson Revolution Max platform Bronx Streetfighter
Harley-Davidson Revolution Max platform Bronx Streetfighter

However, Jochen has deferred their launch.

In perhaps the Sportster’s last-hurrah year, prices are higher.

The Iron 883 now costs $2250 more, the Iron 1200 S is $200 extra and $1000 more for the Forty-Eight. 

2021 models Code 2020 price 2021 price
Iron 883 XL883N $15,995.00 $18,250.00
Iron 1200 S XL1200NS $16,995.00 $18,995.00
Forty-Eight XL1200X $18,995.00 $19,995.00

Softail

Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy S

The Softail range, which incorporates Dynas since the two families merged in 2018, retains the biggest model range with 10 variants.

Four are powered by the 107 Milwaukee Eight engine and the remainder have 114-cube engines.

That’s down from 13 models last year with the axe falling on the much-touted but much-maligned FXDR and the stalwart Deluxe, while Street Bob, Low Rider, Fat Bob and Fat Boy are now only available in 114-cube versions.

The Street Bob S gets a more stripped-down look, while the Fat Boy S gets more chrome.

Those who believe “there is no replacement for displacement” will have to fork out an extra $1500 for the extra cubes, but $3000 for the Fat Boy S which is the same price differential as last year.

New pricing is a little confusing in this range.

For example, the Heritage Classic comes in both 107 and 114 variants but the 107 costs $3700 less.

Prices for the Softail Standard, Fat Bob S, Breakout S and Heritage Classic S remain the same as last year.

2021 models Code 2020 price 2021 price
Street Bob S (114) FXBBS  (107) $22,495 (114) $23,995
Slim (107) FLSL $26,495.00 $26,495.00
Sport Glide (107) FLSB $27,750.00 $27,750.00
Low Rider S (114) FXLRS $27,995.00 $27,995.00
Heritage Classic (107) FLHC $29,750.00 $30,250.00
Fat Bob S (114) FXFBS $29,995.00 $29,995.00
Fat Boy S (114) FLFBS $33,995.00 $33,995.00
Heritage Classic S (114) FLHCS $33,995.00 $33,995.00
Softail Standard FXST $21,495.00 $21,495.00
Breakout S (114) FXBRS $34,250.00 $34,250.00

Touring

Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special
Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special

The axe has also fallen in the Touring range with the Electra Glide and 107 Road King gone.

All Touring models are now 114-powered.

The top-of-the-line Ultra Limited now costs an extra $1000 as do the 114 Specials, except the Road King S which is only $755 extra.

The Specials now come with two-tone paint options and blacked-out or bright chrome styling.

They also feature a Ventilator air cleaner with a washable filter element, and a new low-profile engine guard.

Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special
Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special
2021 models Code 2020 price 2021 price
Road King S (114) FLHRXS $36,495.00 $36,995.00
Street Glide Special (114) FLHXS $39,250.00 $39,750.00
Road Glide Special (114) FLTRXS $39,250.00 $39,750.00
Ultra Limited (114) FLHTK $41,495.00 $41,995.00

Trikes

The biggest price rises are in the Trikes with the Freewheeler up $3500 and the Tri Glide Ultra Classic costing $3200 more.

There is no information on any styling or mechanical updates.

2021 models Code 2020 price 2021 price
Freewheeler (114) FLRT $45,995.00 $46,495.00
Tri Glide Ultra Classic (114) FLHTCUTG $55,995.00 $56,495.00

CVO

Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide
Harley-Davidson CVO Road Glide

Most years, Harley changes the line-up of the CVO range.

While the model ranges have been streamlined elsewhere, the CVO range goes from three to four with the return of the Road Glide.

Prices are up $500 across the range.

Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Ltd
Harley-Davidson CVO Ultra Ltd
2021 models Code 2020 price 2021 price
CVO Road Glide (117) FLHTCUTG $55,995.00
CVO Street Glide (117) FLHXSE $54,995.00 $55,495.00
CVO Ultra Limited (117) FLHTKSE $57,495.00 $57,995.00
CVO Tri Glide (117) FLHTCUTGSE $73,250.00 $73,750.00
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide
Harley-Davidson CVO Street Glide

EV

The electric LiveWire arrived in September and was recalled in November for a fault that saw it switching off while being ridden.

By that time, Harley-Davidson Australia had sold only 41.

Price remains the same for 2021 at $49,995 and an extra $295 if you want a colour other than black.

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