Harley-Davidson on Tuesday launched a fully-transformed
Softail® lineup powered by the Milwaukee-Eight™ Big-Twin
engine, delivering what the company calls the most
powerful, agile and responsive Big Twin Cruisers ever.
Leading into its 115th Anniversary year, Harley-Davidson
on Tuesday launched five new Touring bikes and eight
all-new Softail Big-Twin cruisers designed under what
the company said was the largest product development
project in its history.
According to a
press release, as part of the company's commitment to
launch 100 high-impact motorcycles by 2027, each new
cruiser was redesigned from the ground up and features
the Milwaukee-EightT engine, an all-new frame and
advanced technology to form a new foundation of style,
comfort and performance.
partnered with celebrity and motorcycle enthusiasts
around the world to be among the first to experience the
new models. Each will reveal the new bikes to their fans
with across their social media channels.
"The new Softail
models are the result of the most extensive research and
development program in the company's history," said Paul
James, manager of product portfolio for Harley-Davidson.
"Thousands of hours of testing were put into the
complete redesign of these new cruisers."
The new 2018
Harley-Davidson Fat Bob features aggressive styling,
premium finishes and the customer’s choice of the
powerful Milwaukee-Eight 107 or 114 Big Twin Engine,
according to the company.
According to the
release, the aggressively styled 2018 Softail models
merge the hard-riding performance of the Dyna line with
the custom look of the Softail line, interpreting
Harley-Davidson's history, authenticity and styling DNA
through a modern lens. With stiffer and significantly
lighter frames to harness the pulse-quickening torque of
the new dual-counterbalanced Milwaukee-Eight 107 and 114
engines, each bike is faster, lighter and handles better
than any Big Twin cruiser predecessor, according to the
features on each model include Daymaker Signature LED
Headlamps, an integrated USB charging port, improved
electrical system charging, new instrumentation and fuel