Sunday, August 1



SYDNEY; Harley-Davidson® expands its family of Great American Touring motorcycles with the introduction of the Twin Cam 103™ on all Touring family models.

Harley-Davidson will offer four Touring models for 2011, each featuring the satisfying character of V-Twin power and an appealing combination of technology and tradition that have made Harley models the most-popular heavy-weight touring motorcycles on the road.

NEW Engine
A new level of performance and technology, the Twin Cam 103 engine is now a standard feature on all Touring models.  The Twin Cam 103 is rated at 102 ft. lbs. of torque at 3500 rpm, a 9.6 per cent increase in peak torque over the Twin Cam 96™ engine it replaces, providing extra power for enhanced passing and hill-climbing performance when a passenger and luggage are on board.

NEW Touring Seat Designs
The seats on all 2011 Harley-Davidson Touring models have been re-shaped to enhance styling, improve rider leg reach to the ground, and to provide better lower back support.  A key element of the new seat design is a narrower forward section of the seat, which makes it easier for more riders to place both feet confidently on the ground.

Engineered for the Long Haul
The Harley-Davidson Touring chassis provides precise and responsive maneuverability, robust capacity, and outstanding comfort for both rider and passenger.  Its features include:

• A single-spar, rigid backbone frame designed to satisfy the demands of long-haul touring riders and more-powerful engines.  The frame is manufactured with the latest coordinated motion robotic welding process, which offers outstanding dimensional accuracy and weld quality.  Components are joined with cast and forged node-tube joints.

• The swingarm is formed with a two-piece, deep-drawn shell with a forged pivot section, and contributes significantly to the motorcycle’s maneuverability and comfort.

• Dunlop® D407 Multi-Tread rear tyres are designed specifically for the Harley-Davidson Touring chassis.  The construction of the tyres and the distribution of a longer-life center tread compound and more aggressive shoulder compound enhance straight-line performance and will deliver up to 25 per cent more rear-tyre tread life than a standard tyre.

• The Isolated Drive System compensator integrated into the rear wheel hub reduces noise and vibration to the rider for improved ride quality under acceleration, shifting and cruising.

• Touring models are powered by the rubber-isolated Twin Cam 103 V-Twin engine with Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC), mated to the 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission for outstanding performance and economy.  Cruise control and ABS are also standard across the board.  All models also feature air-adjustable rear shocks to accommodate variable passenger and luggage loads.

• Other standard features include two-year factory warranty, Smart Security System, and two-year Harley Assist™  24 / 7 roadside assistance

The new Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles will be available in Australia and New Zealand from 1 September, 2010.