2018 Harley Davidson Low Rider is claimed to be faster and lighter than the previous model.
The 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Low Rider features carbon steel tubular frame combined with the swingarm.
Harley Davidson has launched two new Softails – Low Rider and Deluxe – in the Indian two wheeler market. While the Low Rider is priced at Rs 12.99 lakh, the Deluxe model is tagged at Rs 17.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India). The new Harley Davidson Low Rider features a stiffer and significantly lighter frame, which is claimed to improve the overall ride capability and performance of this motorcycle.
The motorcycle features high-performance dual-bending valve front suspension and an adjustable hidden rear monoshock. The new Softail Low Rider is claimed to be faster, lighter and offers better handling than the previous models. Besides the 2018 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe and the Low Rider, the American bikemaker has introduced the Fat Boy Anniversary Edition in the country at Rs 19.79 lakh.
The motorcycle features carbon steel tubular frame combined with the swingarm significantly increases the rigidity of the chassis. The frame itself is 65% stiffer than the outgoing Softail design, which leads to 34% increase in overall chassis stiffness. The new models are up to 17kgs lighter than the previous model, which results into better power to weight ratio. The motorcycle offers quicker acceleration, better braking and has dynamic cornering ability. Read – Harley Davidson Plans 100 New Models & Electric Bikes in Next Decade
The Harley Davidson Low Rider is powered by the company’s new generation Milwaukee 108 engine, which is capable of producing 148Nm of torque at just 3000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. The new Softail is claimed to be 10% quicker than the previous model. Read About – Harley Davidson Street Rod 750
Talking about features, the Low Rider gets throwback-style dual-tank mount speedo and tach gauges, headlight visor and new fuel tank graphics. The motorcycle rides on 19-inch front and 16-inch rear Radiate cast wheels. It also gets 2-into-2 Shotgun exhaust along with standard ABS.