HAR­LEY-DAVID­SON

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“Har­ley-David­son mo­tor­cy­cles are not a com­mod­ity; they are handed down from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion,” says Brad Richards, vice pres­i­dent of styling and de­sign at Har­ley-David­son Mo­tor Com­pany. Whether you view the bikes as icons of re­bel­lion or works of art, there’s no deny­ing the brand’s legacy. Next year marks Har­ley-David­son’s 115th an­niver­sary, and the com­pany has cre­ated eight new mo­tor­bikes for its So ail line. While the bikes share the ap­pear­ance of the So ail mod­els, they fea­ture the hard-rid­ing per­for­mance of the brand’s Dyna mo­tor­cy­cles. They’re younger, lighter and faster ver­sions, weigh­ing up to 17 kilo­grams less, with bet­ter brak­ing, in­creased lean an­gles, quicker ac­cel­er­a­tion and sharper turn-in re­sponses. “We fo­cused on tak­ing the to­tal rider ex­pe­ri­ence to a higher level, where au­then­tic­ity, her­itage and soul meet the mod­ern edge of tech­nol­ogy for a ride that must be felt to be­lieve,” says Paul James, di­rec­tor of prod­uct plan­ning. The eight new So ails in­clude the Fat Boy, Her­itage Clas­sic, Low Rider, So ail Slim, Deluxe, Break­out, Fat Bob and Street Bob mod­els. All are equipped with key­less ig­ni­tion, LED lamps and USB ports. www.har­ley-david­son.com

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