A Quick Overview
The traditional Harley-Davidson diehards will be familiar with most of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle lineups including the Cruiser and Grand American Touring bikes. But those new to Harley-Davidson may want a better understanding of what separates these motorcycles, what their purpose is, and who the ideal rider would be. Let’s dive in and take a look at the six different model lineups from Harley-Davidson.
Harley-Davidson Sport Bikes
Lead by the legendary Sportster, the Harley-Davidson Sport lineup provides iconic design and authentic sound. If you’re looking to blast through city streets and carve through mountains, these bikes were built for you.
There are two models within the Sport lineup: the Nightster and the Sportster S.
The Nightster is designed to be nimble and fast with reduced weight. It’s equipped with a liquid-cooled, torque focused Revolution Max engine. The styling is classic and contemporary that appeals to a wide array of riders.
The Harley-Davidson Sportster S features selectable ride modes, rider safety enhancements, LED lighting, a 6-speed transmission and more.
The Nightster is rooted in a legacy of strength and authenticity. It has razor-sharp handling and a powerful Revolution Max engine. The exposed dual rear shocks look exceptional with the 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel. The most obvious resemblance to the Sportster lineage is the classic Sportster model fuel tank.
Harley-Davidson Cruiser Bikes
The iconic Harley-Davidson Cruiser bikes are some of the most recognizable motorcycles in the industry. They feature the Iron 883, Forty-Eight, Fat Boy 114, Street Bob 114, Low Rider S, Softail Standard, Heritage Classic, Low Rider El Diablo, Low Rider ST, and the Fat Bob 114.
These bikes offer middleweight power paired with precision handling and are best for urban riders looking for sleek styling and that classic V-Twin rumble.
Other features found on various Cruiser models include the powerful Milwaukee-Eight 107 V-Twin engine and easy-reach bars such as those found on the Softail Standard.
If you’re looking to conquer the city streets and want maximum power and performance, check out the Fat Bob 114 which pumps out 118 ft-lbs. of torque at 3,500 rpm while maintain an average fuel economy of 47 miles per gallon.
Harley-Davidson Adventure Bikes
Where touring is never boring, and everything is a road, the Harley-Davidson Adventure motorcycles are the way to go. This lineup features the Pan America 1250, Pan America 1250 Special, and the Pan America 1250 Special G.I. Enthusiast Collection-spec.
These bikes are powered by an all-new Revolution Max 1250 engine which is liquid cooled, full of ample torque, and offers a consistent powerband that maximizes rider control.
The Adaptive Ride Height is a factory-installed option that gives the rider confidence by lowering seat height when stopped and maintaining optimum suspension snag at speed by constantly adjusting preload and weight sensing.
The Harley-Davidson Pan America bikes also feature six-axis IMU, Bluetooth connectivity and a moving map navigation in a 6.8” touchscreen display.
Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring Bikes
The Grand American Touring Bikes consist of the Road King, Electra Glide Standard, Road Glide, Street Glide, Road Glide Special, Street Glide Special, Ultra Limited, Road Glide Limited, CVO Road Glide Limited, Road Glide ST, Street Glide ST, CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, and the Road King Special.
These are the perfect Harley-Davidson motorcycles for riders looking to burn up miles, travel long distances, and take in life on the road. These motorcycles feature the Milwaukee-Eight 107 Engine, a strong and smooth powerplant with crisp throttle response and a pure, soul-satisfying rumble.
Other Grand American Touring models such as the CVO Road Glide Limited offer a second passenger seat with plenty of creature comforts such as heated seats and grips, premium audio, and best-in-class advanced technology. Enthusiasts particularly like the bold styling, premium paint, and Tomahawk wheels.
Most Grand American Touring models are available with saddlebags, frame mounted fairings, floorboards, rider safety enhancements, and infotainment options.
These are your big boys. Riders who are seeking a one-of-a-kind 3-wheel touring experience with bold styling have four Trike models to choose from: the Freewheeler, Tri Glide Ultra, Tri Glide Ultra (G.I. Enthusiast Collection) and the CVO Tri Glide.
Models such as the Tri Glide Ultra are powered by the twin-cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. All Trikes offer bold styling with premium paint and Tomahawk wheels. These long-haul touring trikes have ample torque, an upright riding position, passenger seat with backrest, a trunk, fork mounted fairing, infotainment, and plenty of rider safety enhancement technology available.
If you are interested and wish to learn more about the Harley-Davidson motorcycle lineups, visit us at Peterson’s Harley-Davidson in Miami Gardens and Cutler Bay. You can also browse our website by clicking the links below to learn more.