The Harley-Davidson 2021 model range has come in strong after an abyss of uncertainty. Thanks to Hero MotoCorp, the legendary American brand has been given a new lease on life in India.
Big cruisers, essential roadster, luxury tourer or, now, even an adventure bike, the Harley-Davidson 2021 range has them all. Thanks to the partnership with Hero MotoCorp, H-D will offer a new portfolio and have the sales and service backing needed to maintain their traditional H.O.G. experience. The Harley-Davidson 2021 model range sees some familiar names, some returning ones and some new ones. Here’s an overview of what’s on offer.
Harley-Davidson 2021 Sportster/Street Line
Price: Rs 10.11 lakh (ex-showroom)
The entry model to the American Iron brand is the essential low-riding cruiser with a more approachable engine. The 883-cc air-cooled V-twin engine makes just above 50 hp and has an entry hatchback-rivalling 68 Nm of peak torque on tap from 4,750 rpm.
Price: Rs 11.75 lakh (ex-showroom)
Peanut tank. Long reach bars. head-turning roadster attitude. The XL1200X Forty Eight makes a strong case for those looking to stand out from the crowd. The 1,202-cc V-twin makes close to 70 hp and has a healthy 96 Nm of torque at just 3,500 rpm.
Harley-Davidson 2021 Pan America
Pan America 1250
Price: Rs 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom) for the 1250;
Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the 1250 Special
The company’s very first adventure bike is a tremendous departure from convention. An H-D with a go-anywhere, ready-for-anything demeanour is something we look forward to riding very much. High ground clearance, loads of tech and connectivity and an all-new liquid-cooled 152-hp 1,252-cc V-twin make it unlike anything seen from the brand before.
Harley-Davidson 2021 Softail/Cruiser Line
Price: Rs 15.25 lakh (ex-showroom)
The essential Softail in its minimum, no-nonsense guise brings the required DNA and styling on board with a 107-cubic-inch (1,746 cc) V-twin Milwaukee Eight V-twin to bring the power. It produces 86 hp with a hefty 144 Nm of peak torque available at just 3,250 rpm.
Price: Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
The former Dyna model retains the skinny FX front tyre but gets the bigger 114-cubic-inch (1,868-cc) larger Milwaukee Eight air-cooled twin with an estimated 90+ hp on tap to go with 155 Nm of peak torque and six-speed transmission. This is a definitive H-D cruiser. Big bars, shapely tank, wide seat, and 150/80 B16 rear rubber. ‘Nuff said.
Price: Rs 16.75 lakh (ex-showroom)
If the Harley-Davidson 2021 model range needed a statement, this is it. Another former Dyna that grew up in all the right ways, the FXFB also gets the brutish 114-cubic-inch (1,868-cc) Milwaukee Eight air-cooled twin now with 155 Nm of torque. It looks big all over and can carry its weight – and throw it around – like few think physically possible.
Price: Rs 20.90 lakh (ex-showroom)
What a difference a single letter makes! The Fat Boy is arguably the most popular Softail model. The 2021 FLFBS also packs the big 1,868-cc V-twin but produces its already credible 155 Nm of torque at just 3,000 rpm. That torque goes through to the rear wheel wrapped in the fattest boy stock rubber on offer: a 240/40 R18. In terms of sheer attitude, the Fat Boy has few equals.
Price: Rs 21.49 lakh (ex-showroom)
If the Fat Boy did have a rival, it’s the definition of sibling rivalry. Where the Fat Boy is modern, the Heritage Classic is just the opposite: distilled essence of Harley-Davidson in a brand new old bottle more desirable than many others. The 2021 model brings the 1,868-cc V-twin with 155 Nm of torque and a rumble, which, together with its paint scheme, is a clean throw back in time.
Harley-Davidson 2021 Touring Line
Electra Guide Standard
Price: Rs 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
One of the most iconic models in the line-up, the Electra Glide is old-school, laid-back cruising with modern tech and equipment and loads of H.O.G. cred on an iron and chrome platter. It is one of two models on sale in India with the 107-cubic-inch (1,746-cc) motor but that takes nothing away from what you get to put your paws on. After all, 86 hp and 150 Nm are enough for a 1.2-tonne family car, let alone a 372-kg touring icon. Right?
Price: Rs 25.53 lakh (ex-showroom)
The name says it all. A classic hard-tail look it may have but it is among the most comfortable highway touring bikes in the world. And we’re not just saying. This BS6 iteration is available for a price close to what is used to be. The 1,746-cc motor with 86 hp and 150 Nm are more than enough for a day of relaxed mile-munching.
Street Glide Special
Price: Rs 31.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Touring range begins to get larger than life with this one. The Street Guide in Special guise gets more kit and the more powerful 114-cubic-inch (1,868-cc) Milwaukee Eight V-twin with a heftier 163 Nm of peak torque on tap at 3,000 rpm. Talk about relaxed gliding. The seats, hard bags, equipment on offer and that bat fairing make it ideal for a cross-country jaunt with ease; if you can afford it.
Road Glide Special
Price: Rs 34.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
With no CVO bikes costing Rs 50-lakh-plus on offer for now, the Road Glide Special at the peak of the Harley-Davidson 2021 Touring range and the most premium model on sale in India. The distinctive large fairing and twin lights are only some of the highlights. There’s load of standard (and some more optional kit) on offer together with the big 1,868-cc Milwaukee Eight V-twin with almost 100 hp and 163 Nm of torque on tap.