Tuesday, September 29


Words & Pics: H-D
Bringing customised affordability to the New Zealand market

Harley-Davidson roars into 2010 with six new motorcycle models, one of the most expansive new-product introductions in the history of the Motor Company. Across four model platforms, Harley-Davidson achieves a fusion of tradition and technology in a motorcycle product line that offers more power, luxury, and style, and more value.

“This ambitious new-product roll-out is simply an expression of our enthusiasm for motorcycling,” said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson vice president of core customer marketing. “Like everyone, we are working and living in a challenging environment these days, but our passion for creating and riding great bikes is still at full throttle.”

Highlights of the 2010 Harley-Davidson line include:

• The most anticipated Sportster, the Iron 883, is finally hitting New Zealand shores. As the latest of the Harley-Davidson Dark Customs, the Iron 883 is stripped down and ripe for custom creativity. Soul mates of the Iron include the Nightster, Night Train, Cross Bones, Fat Bob, and Street Bob. Providing a pure riding experience that gives its owner a platform for personalisation, the Iron 883 is a ‘steel’ at NZ$12,750 RRP (NZ$13,250 ride away).

• The American motorcycle legend that is Harley-Davidson Sportster offers even greater value in 2010 with the XL883 Custom, XL1200 Custom, XL1200 Nightster, and XR1200 all under NZ$17,250 RRP (NZ$17,750 ride away).

• Based on a new chassis designed specifically for this three-wheel application, the Tri Glide offers the classic styling and popular touring features of the Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide. The Tri Glide’s frame and associated chassis structure is engineered specifically to handle the loads generated by the steering forces and weight of a three-wheel vehicle. The Trike is priced NZ$49,750 RRP (NZ$50,500 ride away)

• With its blacked-out finish, refined styling, and sport-tuned suspension, the new XR1200X™ is the ultimate in racing-inspired elegance and performance. Priced at NZ$17,250 RRP (NZ$17,750 ride away) the XR1200X combines American racing heritage with European style.

• Dressed in satin chrome and denim black, the new Fat Boy Lo presents a darker and lower interpretation of the motorcycle that still defines the fat-custom segment. Delivering affordability, the Fat Boy Lo is priced from NZ$28,995 RRP (NZ$29,745 ride away).

• As the new king of the Harley-Davidson Touring line, the Electra Glide Ultra Limited delivers the performance upgrade of a Twin Cam 103 engine, unique paint scheme and colours, contrast chrome wheels and so many other standard features that the only decision required at the time of order is choosing the colour. The Electra Glide Ultra Limited is priced at NZ$37,750 RRP (NZ$38,500 ride away).

• The Wide Glide returns as an all-new Dyna model done in old-school chopper style, with black laced wheels, a chopped rear fender, black “wire” sissy bar, 2-1-2 Tommy Gun exhaust, and an optional flame paint scheme. Prices starting at NZ$27,250 RRP (NZ$28,000 ride away), the Wide Glide also offers great value.

• The new 2010 Street Glide gets even more hot-rod soul, with a larger front wheel, slimmed-down exhaust, and a new tail light assembly. Coming in at NZ$30,250 RRP (NZ$31,000 ride away), the Street Glide takes a classic Harley-Davidson Touring profile to a low, light and lean extreme.

For more info visit h-d.com

Check out Big Dave's Aus & NZ launch photo report here