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Harley-Davidson 2015 Models Announced: New Freewheeler Trike and Return of the Road Glide


Freewheeler Trike

Harley-Davidson announced its 2015 model lineup, including a new Freewheeler Trike design (pictured above) and the return of the Road Glide, in both Standard and Special Editions (previously reported on, pictured below). The remaining new models, and model updates, are summarized in the following press release (click on the links for details on specific models):

MILWAUKEE (August 25, 2014) – Propelled by Project RUSHMORE, the global launch of the Street750 and Street500 motorcycles and the electric buzz of Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson® (NYSE:HOG) stays hard on the throttle with the introduction of its 2015 model lineup. Combining world-class aerodynamics, exhilarating audio performance and dialed-in ergonomic fit, Harley-Davidson expands its diverse offering of motorcycles and gives riders more ways than ever before to lead their own pack to the open road.

“The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Matt Levatich, President and Chief Operating Officer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “We are one with our riders around the world, and everything we do is about delivering what they expect and deserve from Harley-Davidson.”

Customer-led innovations for 2015 include: 


Road Glide Special

Road Glide® Motorcycle

After a one-year hiatus, the original alternative bagger is back with a new triple vented, frame-mounted fairing that minimizes head buffeting, Dual Reflector Daymaker™ LED headlamps and a new handlebar with reduced reach and a new wrist angle for improved ergonomics.

 Road Glide Special®Motorcycle

The fully-loaded Road Glide Special is factory-equipped with premium Boom! ™ Box infotainment, upgraded suspension, and Reflex™ linked brakes with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).

Freewheeler™ Trike

America’s hot-rod swagger rolls even wider with H-D’s expansion and dominance in the three wheel category.  From its mini ape-hanger handlebar to its bobtail fenders, the Freewheeler trike fuses custom style and easy-handling performance. The all-new rear body shape gives the Freewheeler a low, lean profile.

New Braking System for Softail® Models

A new braking system for Softail models delivers improved modulation and responsiveness and decreases hand lever effort by 40 percent. ABS is now standard on all Softail models and optional on the Slim. New front brake components include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake caliper with 34 and 32mm pistons coated to minimize initial displacement, brake pads with high-output friction material, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300mm front brake rotor. The caliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.

Electra Glide® Ultra Classic® Low / Ultra Limited Low Motorcycles

Harley-Davidson takes fit further with a package of ergonomic enhancements that offer the lowest seat height and highest rider confidence available in a premium touring bike, combined with a full complement of Project RUSHMORE features and classic Harley-Davidson style.

CVO Street Glide Motorcycle

Boasting a new Boom! Audio system backed by 600 watts of power streaming through four bi-amped front and rear three-way speakers, this limited-production bagger is a rolling concert venue that delivers shocking volume and outstanding sonic quality. Top it off with an intricate paint scheme and the added exclusivity of four color options.

CVO Road Glide Ultra Motorcycle

Drenched in chrome and custom paint, this super-premium touring motorcycle offers world-class aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials and the unrelenting performance of a Screamin’® Eagle Twin-CooledTwin Cam 110 engine.

Across its 2015 model lineup, Harley-Davidson offers fresh style with eight new paint colors, including new Custom colors Black Magic and Radioactive Green and new Hard Candy Custom™ metal flake colors Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.

When it comes to customization, Harley’s philosophy is the more the better – and it is pushing the limits even farther. This year, Harley-Davidson is adding hundreds of new Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories and making its digital Bike Builder tool even more massive. There are also new Genuine MotorClothes® jackets, boots, helmets, shirts and more to add to the shopping cart.

The new 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycles and accessories start rolling into Harley-Davidson dealerships Aug. 26, 2014. Visit to see all of the 2015 Harley-Davidson models and to find a local authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.



  1. Austin ZZR 1200 says:

    A Big Wheel and Bender…furthering the infantilization of the motorcycling public (nothing against either Big Wheels or Bender, just not interested in riding either)

  2. Max Frisson says:

    Paint it white, add refrigeration to the box and fill it with ice cream bars, and away you go.

    I rode/drove one HD trike a couple years ago and I think they are scary! Not as scary as a sidecar rig but still pretty weird.

  3. dave says:

    I just do not understand.

  4. johnzi says:

    Hey Guys. I have been riding for many, many years (Since 1982). Started on Hondas, then Kawasakis, Yamahas, and presently have a two year old Road Glide. I LOVE the ZX14R (plan on getting one someday) and have spent time on Ducati’s dual purpose and Triumphs as well, and have to say, this is my second Harley and they have been, hands down, the most reliable bikes I have ever owned. I am 47 and had to listen to the Geezure (spelling?) Glide comments. And of course the Harley bashers. I love my Harley. Wife loves it as well. It is the perfect bike for us. Love the new one. There is just something different about them. Can’t put my finger on it, but it is just a great experience riding them. And for the record, I wave to sport bikes, scooters, harleys, groms, mopeds, trikes, and whatever else has wheels (don’t are how many). We are all a similar group. If you don’t like them, its fine. But until you own one and spend time on them, why bash? As far as trikes, if a person is getting older and needs the stability of a trike but wants options, its great. I plan on riding a long time and if a trike helps keep me in the wind, so be it. I was shocked when I realized how much I love riding the HD but they changed my thinking completely. Just my point of view. Take it for what it’s worth.

  5. red says:

    Saw the trike pic, skipped the press release and jumped straight to the comments thinking – MD’ers will rip this thing a new one! Frankly I’m a little disappointed..

  6. Joe Bogusheimer says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that Road Glide fairing is just hideous, especially from that angle? It looks like they jammed some odd-shaped LED headlight units into an opening meant for something else altogether. But then Harley stuff has looked cobbled together (to my eyes) for years now.

    • Buzz says:

      The space on either side of the lights is for the vents.

      You know, form follows function and all that jazz.

  7. John says:

    For reasons I don’t yet understand, I find it remarkably attractive. However….if you ever see me on one, you have permission to shoot.

  8. chase says:

    Nothing you can say will top the obvious message of desperation the Harley trike shows.
    The state of HD is in parallel with the state of the US currently. Sad, desperate and lacking focus.

  9. Hot Dog says:

    If you got the cash, go for it. Harley is very successful giving Sheeple what they want. The trike would make a nice pizza delivery vehicle, “Pizza Pies delivered the American way”. I rode a trike and it was sorta spooky. It seemed to want to tip over when I went around a corner and it’s straight line manners were “jittery”. There’s a lot of great comments on this site, keep em’ coming.

  10. Jdilpkle says:

    I was thinking to myself the other day, “What keeps HD selling bikes? Are the guys who ride these things ever going to die off?”

    • TF says:

      I was wondering the same thing with regard to GM cars the other day. Some people are incredibly brand loyal.

    • TF says:

      Another great example of extremely effective marketing of a truly inferior product is Corona beer. As a result, I think it is the largest selling imported beer in the country. It tastes like crap because its shelf life has been compromised due to the clear bottles (stored under UV lighting). Clever marketing has everyone convinced that you need to jam fruit in the neck of the bottle (to cover up the bad taste and avoid pouring it in a glass where the painted logo can’t be seen anymore). There are a lot of people with a herd mentality…..

    • Norm G. says:

      Q: “Are the guys who ride these things ever going to die off?”

      A: yes, but fairly young men and women are now consuming the brand. it’s only your worst fear realized.

      • Doug says:

        ha! another good one. I’d add that the young, middle-aged, and older folks throughout EMEA are picking up some slack too.

        The haters don’t realize their style of bike is more unique in a sea of chromed recliners. Albeit, the criticism of dozens of feet forward models & nothing else remains valid.

  11. Norm G. says:

    yeah, don’t be hatin’. (Jamie Kennedy voice) inside of 300 miles this past Sunday, i couldn’t throw a rock without hitting an HD. seems they have as much affinity for great roads and great scenery as us sport riders. while admittedly, i don’t know their naming/model convention as it’s all a bit slapdash, however (comma) i DO know a V-Rod when i see one and i counted at least 3 of those.

    right then, that’s 1 for every 100 miles ridden. you can extrapolate from there.

    (warning, danger Will Robinson, Norm G. has pics)

  12. Chris says:

    More crap for the so called CORE Harley customer who wouldn’t know real performance and handling if hit hit them in the head.One of the above posters wrote that the 110 engines have to be over hauled at 40,000 to 50,000 miles actually it is more like 500 to 10,000 miles I know unfortunately I had two of those junk CVO models in the past with the 110 inch engine and it had problems with everything ,I would never consider owning another HD as long as they continue with their obsolete ways of thinking .

  13. Michael H says:

    I want to trade my current bike for a new touring bike. I took a 1.5 hour test ride on the new Indian Roadmaster and then rented a 2014 Harley Ultra Classic. I expected to not like the Harley and was surprised by how nice it was. Great fit and finish, very thoughtful detailing (especially the Rushmore stuff), excellent brakes, comfortable seat, nice passenger accommodations. The engine has plenty of torque for its mission – relaxed touring – and the handling was decent. It will never be a curve cutter, but that isn’t its purpose.

    What I didn’t like was the engine heat (true for both bikes, but a bit less for the Indian), and the need to spend about $2 thousand to cool the Harley engine off a bit by swapping out the intake, the exhaust, de-catting, etc. Can’t blame Harley for that; they have to comply with EPA rules.

    It’s easy to not like Harley, heaven knows I’ve done enough of it myself. Fact is, they hit a lot of motorcycle buyers right in the sweet spot of what they want, and they do it very well. It’s hard to knock that. And if the HD engine was fully liquid cooled, I’d buy one of their touring rigs.

    • VLJ says:

      “What I didn’t like was the engine heat (true for both bikes, but a bit less for the Indian), and the need to spend about $2 thousand to cool the Harley engine off a bit by swapping out the intake, the exhaust, de-catting, etc. Can’t blame Harley for that; they have to comply with EPA rules.”

      We can and absolutely should blame Harley for that, Everyone else has to follow those same EPA rules, and by and large one needn’t blow an additional $2K on most other bikes just to cool them to a tolerable level. That’s all on Harley, and their antiquated design. For the crazy money they charge for their bikes, these sorts of basic engineering goals should have already been met before the product ever left the factory. The partial liquid-cooling remedy they’ve introduced recently to cool the rear cylinder is only about thirty years overdue, never mind the fact that plenty of other air-cooled motors don’t exhibit the same tendency to cook the rider, the way H-D’s air-cooled Big Twins do.

      It’s simply lazy engineering given the green light by a wildly cynical marketing department that knows its customers will swallow whatever they’re fed, as long as the stench is masked by an H-D logo.

      No excuses.

  14. Scott G. says:

    Don’t be haters. this is cutting edge stuff………in 1965!

  15. Bill says:

    Those of us who ride other-than-Harleys do so for a jillion reasons, only a couple of which are that “it’s not a Harley.” Most of those who ride Harleys, on the other hand, ride for one reason: the Harley experience. HD knows that, they sell to those guys. I’ve never owned a Harley — ridden a few, wasn’t interested — and I’m pretty sure I never will. I know how much fun it is to make fun of Harleys.
    Yet, unfortunately, not all riders think like me and, somehow, I’ve gotten over it. (The best response to this news release and the next one just like it would be absolutely no response.)

  16. SausageCreature says:

    Yeah, because that’s what motorcyclists need…an “infotainment” system.

  17. Don Fraser says:

    feeling sleepy, time for a na……………..

  18. takehikes says:

    More of the same….literally. Great marketing to people who truly care if it’s a FLHJKSRT Ultra Wizzbang or the FLHJKSRT Uber Ultra Wizzbang…….Christ do these guys need help. I’m a nearly 5 decade rider and own an HD and I can’t tell one from another and that’;s stupid and sad.

  19. Denny says:

    I do not consider tricycles part of motorcycle world. There is a big difference in personality (and I do not want to go into describing it since it may be offensive to some) between a man who dares to brave the wind on true motorcycle and the one who rides ‘conveniently’ with training wheels.

    But having said that I know there are few who just cannot handle true motorcycle and they still like to enjoy free air. I believe there are honest, sport oriented folks among them.

    • Dave says:

      Re: “I do not consider tricycles part of motorcycle world. ”

      Good thing for the motorcycling community, it’s not your world. Way to judge though…

      • Denny says:

        Actually it is; for more that 30 years with some breaks.
        I was struck by motorcycle (literally – it fell on me) at age of 3.
        Let those who take ‘shortcuts’ doing it, but there is clear separation AFAIC.

        • Dave says:

          Well, it’s also my world as a life long rider, as well as many disabled veterans who would love to ride a traditional 2-wheeled HD but can’t because of injuries sustained in combat, as well as older riders with balance issues who want to continue to ride. I assure you, almost NO rider who rides a trike uses it as a “short cut”, on the contrary, their road is longer and more courageous than ours has been. So no, it’s not just “your” world, but you’re still welcome to visit.

        • dino says:

          If that motorcycle had been a Trike, it would not have fallen on you at age 3… Ironic?

          I also don’t see myself ever wanting to own a Trike, or a side car, or even a hard core Hyper Sport bike for that matter. Like Dave’s comments, many cyclists cannot safely ride a two-wheeler, and if a third wheel keeps them in the saddle, good for them!

  20. Tom Shields says:

    You gotta give HD credit for not putting drum brakes on the rear axle of the Freewheeler.

  21. azi says:

    I think Harley-Davidson is the most postmodern motorcycle company in existence today. They don’t really sell motorcycles, they sell a discourse.

  22. Auphliam says:

    I like the Freewheeler. Never did like the look of the Ultra trikes. Too stubby and fat looking. I like the Servi-Car style much better.

    And that new RoadGlide…the more I look at it, the better it looks.

  23. Norm G. says:

    Sweet rims.

  24. Raivkka says:

    sweet trike

  25. arbuz says:

    It is hard to make a bicycle with training wheels look serious. I guess the same goes for motorcycle, even if it is named a freewheeler. I just hope and wish that Indian motorcycles eats up 70% of the revenue of this fake-slogans “commitment to delivering amazing products” dinosaur.

    • Buzz says:

      That’s right!

      We need real slogans like “Since 1901.”

      • EZ Mark says:

        Bwaa Haaa Haaa!!

      • mickey says:

        When in reality its “since 2014” but I am one of the few that thinks when a company goes out of business, is out of business for over half a century, and comes back with nothing from the original company but a name they purchased, has no right to claim they have been in the business the whole time.

        • Gronde says:

          Come on guys, Indian is tying to set a wold record here – the most comebacks as
          a motorcycle manufacturer. I believe they have it clinched!

  26. jim says:

    ahh… a trike, your first and last.

  27. todd says:

    Do they still sell these things to meter maids and milkmen? I think it might actually be pretty cool to be able to order a non-lowered/raked Servi-Cart with 16″ narrow steelies and car tires all around, maybe even hub caps. Then watch the hipsters take the market away from the 70 year-olds.

  28. Geep says:


  29. Three Cornered Hat says:

    I have been thinking that someone ought to gather together a HD Tri-Glide (or perhaps this Freewheeler), a HD with a sidecar fitted, and a Can-Am Spyder and compare the different three-wheeled experiences that they offer. Perhaps include a standard Electra Glide as a baseline…or maybe not. Maybe a Morgan as well. Sound interesting?

    Seems that there is more interest in a stabilizing third wheel every year. I suppose that is indicative of an aging population of riders. I know that I find myself looking at them more than I did just a few years ago.

  30. VLJ says:

    Harley’s business model is so jaded and cynical, it’s almost funny. These guys don’t even try to disguise the black comedy dripping from every word of roll-eyes ad-speak they release.

    If it wasn’t so laughable, it’d be downright embarrassing. Somewhere, P.T. Barnum is surely nodding his head in sage approval.

    • Gronde says:

      Do you mean sage approval to one of the most successful motorcycle companies on the planet?

      • VLJ says:

        Yes, I do. McDonald’s, Britney Spears, NASCAR and reality TV are also wildly popular. Clearly, crap sells. As H.L. Mencken so aptly put it…

        “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”

      • MGNorge says:

        They do know their market don’t they! To me, and for many years, it’s rather been a bold comment on what motorcycling (Biking) means in general here in the states. Even the non-riding public eats this up.

        Motorcycles are predominantly toys to be seen on and as long as that means rumbling around in people’s faces you’ll see more of the same.

        I’d like to see more people take the blinders off, not that Harleys are bad bikes but there’s so much more to the sport.

  31. tuskerdu says:

    “gives riders more ways than ever before to lead their own pack to the open road”

    I don’t want to be part of a “pack”. One of the reasons (after many others) that I don’t ride a Harley.

    • Gronde says:

      So you’d rather be part of the sportbike pack? Or how about “leader of the UJM’s”?

  32. Kris W. says:

    Hope they got the 110 ci problems sorted…pretty common for them to need rebuilt with only 40-50,000 miles. That’s ashame, considering how much they cost…I’d expect better durability for something that expensive.

    • pigiron says:

      Progress stopped when the abandoned the EVO for the Big Twins, which is hands down the best Harley motor ever.

      • Doug says:

        I’ve heard an EVO with Twin Cam heads might be better than a straight up EVO due to the cooling fin difference. I’d add an oil cooler too.

        To all the negative HD commenters –

        I agree with criticisms of building the same fleet of cruisers with no variety of other chassis, but I don’t agree with criticisms of their torquey motor when you consider…

        1. simplicity & hot-rodding have big advantages throughout ownership (performance + maintenance)

        2. street performance – these motors can get well over 100 ft lbs. of torque without much effort. This is where the frustration with only building cruisers comes in b/c these motors are fun in an analog, air-cooled way. HD could have their own Sport Classic range, their own version of the MGS-01, their own version of the Irving Vincent. Would you rant in the same way if HD built something like BTR Moto is doing? (keep in mind, that Irving uses pushrods !)

        note: similar to a Buell but this shop is using the big twin motors

        BTR Moto has developed their own trans unit & chassis for the big twins (TC & Evo) which results in a geometry that is identical to the liter sport bikes. (rake/trail, wheelbase, & even the weight is the same as the in-line 4 liter sport bikes)

        Motorcycle Daily ran a cool piece on it. I can tell you from riding it at Thunderhill, the bike is a LOT of fun…

        • todd says:

          100 ft-lbs of torque is about what it takes to tighten a lug nut on the wheel of a car or about how much a teenager can crank out on a bicycle. Big deal. I wonder how well that would go over if they marketed it that way; “Nearly as much torque as an adult on a bicycle!”

          Now power is something different altogether.

          • Doug says:

            todd – we’ve had this discussion plenty on the Kneeslider. You will NEVER change my EXPERIENCE & preference for a bike with smooth, abundant torque in the low rpm range on a section of road that has endless 25 mph suggested corners. Your argument does not apply in that context.

            I’ve read plenty of times & talked to knowledgable engineers that torque does matter, especially in the holistic approach to operating a machine. Blab on about your little bikes you love so dearly all you want & the high rpm-driven hp, the fact remains that every engineer strives for bottom-end torque as well as hp.

            e.g. Honda HRC MotoGP, Yamaha M1.

            It’s not just math, which btFw, torque is part of mathematical equation. It’s also about how well a human can put the engine output through a transmission and through the tire contact patch.

          • Doug says:

            another example: the Panigale

            The first Panigale was criticized for low torque in the mid-range of its rpm compared to the 1198. This criticism was from numerous skilled riders. They criticized the Panigale b/c powering out of corners was lacking and lap times were affected.

            Your understanding of torque is lacking.

          • todd says:

            Well, Doug, I’m an automotive engineer with a number of years designing powertrains and chassis (actually in aerospace now). I understand exactly what torque and horsepower is.

            What you are describing is power. If something pulls harder than something else, it is more powerful. If you only care about torque then you’d tend to think that a 1500cc bike with 100 ft-lb of torque won’t accelerate any harder than a guy on a bicycle pumping out a measly 100 ft-lb. Whats the difference between those two bikes? Power.

            The problem with the Panigale is it’s gearing. Top gear is optimized for a theoretical top speed of 200mph or so. First gear is good for what, 100? Blaze around a 50mph corner in top gear (and the engine at 1,800 rpm) and the thing will perform rather poorly compared to an 1198 in top gear that’s at 2,800 rpm. Even if they have the same torque (nearly 100 ft-lb), the Panigale doesn’t have the ratio advantage that the 1198 enjoys. At 1,800 rpm the Panigale is making around 30hp. The 1198, at 2,800 rpm is making over 40 hp. Put the Panigale in the proper gear and the 1198 stands no chance.

            The key is matching the proper gear for your chosen speed. I’ve seen too many people come in a corner hard on the brakes, dropping half their speed, and try to pull out of the corner in the same gear. Either down shift, don’t shift up in the first place, or don’t slow down so much for the corners. A well ridden DRZ is pretty much in the right gear all the time because its geared for maybe 100. At 50 mph the DRZ is getting close to its peak torque, 25 ft-lb or so. Since it’s more likely to be in the right gear it’ll also be putting out 30hp. Yes, the DRZ in top gear at 50 mph will accelerate just as hard out of a corner as a Panigale in top gear at 50 mph – and be beat by a 1198. Torque has nothing to do with this on its own. Otherwise that guy in spandex on his Bianchi would out-accelerate the 1198!

            I often beat this dead horse because it never seases to amaze me how much torque and power are misunderstood.

        • Jeremy in TX says:

          A lot of what you say is legit, Doug. Low-end torque is a great thing. My Buell Ulysses made a lot of sense for just motoring around. However, that bike was also quite dull. It failed to push any of the right buttons when I found myself in a violent mood. I have owned the other end of the spectrum as well where there was little to nothing below 8K rpms: an absolute riot to ride at the limit, a bit of a pain as a daily rider.

          I find I most enjoy bikes that offer a good midrange punch with a nice little top-end hit to keep things interesting. I’ll take the compromise over either extreme.

          And as far as a road of endless 25 mph corners? Sorry, but your argument does not apply in that context, either. Time to order up a 690 Duke or DRZ. 🙂

          • Doug says:

            the Duke is a fine choice in that context ! … but so is putting a worked over HD motor in a package like the BTR.

            todd – why bring up the bicycle analogy when that is clearly not all I’m talking about? And, nowhere did I say i only cared about torque

    • Joe Bogusheimer says:

      I would tend to consider 40-50,000 miles out of an air-cooled engine as large as that pretty good, actually. And it’s a lot further than a lot of them will ever get ridden.

      • Jeremy in TX says:

        I don’t know anything about the 110 cubic-inchers or if the 50K mile rebuild is a true statement or just internet rumor. But I do know that a 50K mile rebuild cycle is completely unacceptable for a modern (or even pretty dated) engine. There are plenty of big, air-cooled engines out there with well over 100K miles that have never been opened.

  33. Gham says:

    Was kinda hoping for the return of the Sportster Roadster.Oh well,maybe next year,I’m broke anyway.

    • Clasqm says:

      You mean the one with actual non-slammed suspension? If the Indian Scout takes off you might get your wish. No doubt H-D will call it the Super-Hi.

    • Bob says:

      Yup, I long for a “standard” Sportster Roadster too, but alas, it will never be. I honestly think the Sportster is doomed, to be replaced by larger displacement variants of the “Street 750” model.

  34. falcodoug says:

    How exciting, not.

  35. Curly says:

    I like the wheels a lot and the Freewheel actually looks pretty good but I have to wonder why they use a round profile front tire on a bike that doesn’t lean? Oh, maybe it’s because all the Firestone Deluxe Champions are being bought up for café “builds”.

  36. ABQ says:

    There was a couple of similar trikes at the Albuquerque Thunderbird HD dealership. I was seriously looking at the one that was made from a sportster 1200. I do want reverse on a trike. I don’t want extra wide tires, because they are heavy and costly.
    Maybe MC Daily can do an article about sidecars also. There are some open frame models that look interesting/insane.

    • ABQ says:

      I think that those detachable trike kits are worth a look also. The older bikers I know are have difficulty staying upright. But they don’t have the cash for these factory made trikes. I am sure that Honda could mass produce millions of them from their auto factories at a price that would be less than cars. No chance of HD doing that for even the two wheelers.

      • Bo nos says:

        Detachable kits have the (rightful) appearance of training wheels, IMHO. Trikes themselves have merit, but the 2-in-the-front designs have a clear practical and sporting edge. The only ultra trike I ever rode was sketchy to turn. You only need one wheel to push, I’d rather have two helping me turn, hench the Spyder craze… That said, when I can no longer lean into a turn, I swap all the bikes for a convertible…

        • mickey says:

          I think I am with you there. However, when the time comes I will have to see if the choice is that clear

  37. Tom R says:

    “America’s hot-rod swagger rolls even wider with H-D’s expansion and dominance in the three wheel category. From its mini ape-hanger handlebar to its bobtail fenders, the Freewheeler trike fuses custom style and easy-handling performance.”

    How did the copywriter hold a straight face when submitting this stuff.

    • dino says:

      i thought ‘Ape Hanger’ was a derrogatory term, and not flattering at all… Turns out it is just a copyright marketing term…?
      I think one of the other lines was ‘aerodynamic’, but that might have been a reference to the hours in the wind tunnel to reduce the dreaded ‘beard-lift’… you know, when Santa beards fluff up in the face at speed… (Hard to be a bad ass when your chin-pubes are in your eyes)

      the Paint looks gorgeous as usual…

      • Tom R says:

        Yes, “Ape Hanger” is derogatory to apes everywhere.

        H-D ought to be careful. Don’t they watch the movies.

  38. zrx4me says:

    considering indian/victory are coming out with water cooled higher hp engines,harley should hve overhauled the dyna lineup already.

  39. The Spaceman says:

    “We are one with our riders…”

    I think I read that in “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Marketing.”

  40. Chris says:

    More of the same old from the so called motor company.That new trike will be a welcome addition for the Harley rider who likes to drink and have a few(no kidding I worked at a dealership at one time and some drunk ugly Harley chick was bragging that she was getting one so that she could drink and not fall over)

  41. Bob says:

    What are “Customer-led innovations”?

  42. Skif says:

    They could of just said, “Drenched in chrome and custom paint” more models get ABS, audio or a lower seat. New shirts.

  43. Ed says:

    How many highsides have you seen by inexperienced riders locking up their rear brakes? I’ve seen way too many. Thank goodness that they’re including both linked and ABS and finally recognizing the handicapped market.

  44. HL Rembe says:

    Is it me or do all Harleys look like an assortment of cheap mail order parts cobbled together after copious amounts of Jim Beam? just asking

  45. Jose says:

    All this years and finally a “Cancun Blue Flake”. I’m at peace…

  46. rider33 says:

    ‘sort of makes me long for the days of “bold new colors”. I’m thinking a trike is not the sort of news Harley really needs right now…

  47. xlayn says:

    anyone else asking for a turboduke 1290 powering the now Wheeeeelie plus Freewheeler Trike(tm)?