Harley models such as the Breakout, Street 750, Fat Boy and even the electric Livewire have also been placed in recent movies such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Terminator: Genisys (2015), Furious 6 (2013) and Marvel’s The Avengers (2012).
The Softail Slim with its green army paint and white star is also very Captain America, so maybe that style will be rolled out by dealers and custom bike builders.
Harley will introduce its 2017 range in the first week of September with an international media launch in Seattle.
Motorbike Writer will be there and already we believe part of the new range will get a new 107 cubic-inch engine.
There is a lot of talk about the new engine for some of the fleet being a 107 cubic inch (1735cc) “Milwaukee Eight” referring to four valves per head.
However, there is some conjecture over whether it is water/liquid-cooled or air-cooled.
Substantial changes are required for the engine to meet the tough new European emissions targets for current models which come into force on January 1, 2017.
As usual, the new models should be in Australian showrooms by early October. Meanwhile, there are bargains to be had on current stock as dealers try to clear the floor for the new arrivals.