Harley-Davidson has been around since almost as long motorcycles have been. The company was founded in 1913. Next year, Harley will be celebrating its 115th anniversary. It’s no small year for Harley. And the folks at the top are well aware of that. This is probably why Harley is making changes to its lineup at a scale not seen since decades!
The lineup change will include the introduction of as many 8 new Softail models. These will feature stiffer and lighter frames with Milwaukee-Eight engines, of 107 and 115 cubic inch capacity. These will be the most powerful engines ever strapped on a production Harley straight from the factory. Some of the most expensive research done at Harley is the birth-mother of these models.
These models have been with Harley since years, but some major improvements are on the cards for the 2018 models. This is part of Harley’s changing strategy of attracting a much wider demographic of millions of customers over the next 10 years.
The Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic is also going a makeover. The Harley-Davidson Dyna and HD Softail product lines as the customers know them, would be gone. Things much better will take their place.
All the motorcycles will now share the same platform, presumably making maintenance, repairs, and customizations easier and cheaper for several models. Changes have been made in everything, all the way from the chassis, to the frame, to the suspension, to even the building metal! We’re really looking forward to the revised lineup of Harley-Davidson in 2018.