2021 Harley-Davidson Lineup: What’s new?

2021 Harley Davidson Lineup: What’s new?

Are you diggin’ the new Harley-Davidson lineup? You can check out some of the hottest 2021 H-D models here!

Recently under new leadership, Harley has begun to pivot in a new direction. This year, the company announced its new “hardwire, rewire” strategy. This is undoubtedly a new and exciting time for Harley-Davidson and its customers. 

This new direction has included some paring down. Some models that did not return for the 2021 lineup are the Softail Breakout 114, Softail Deluxe, FXDR 114, Low Rider 107, Street Bob 107, Roadster, Street 750 and Street Rod. 

We hope your favorite model didn’t get the ax. On the bright side, some of the bikes mentioned above have been replaced with upgraded versions.

Continue reading below to see which of your favorite Harleys have gotten a boost this year!

Street Bob 114

The Street Bob 107 may have been cut from the 2021 lineup, but it was replaced by the new and improved Street Bob 114!

In a recent press release, Harley-Davidson stated that the Street Bob 114 has a “9 percent quicker 0-to-60 mph and 13 percent quicker 60-to-80 mph in fifth gear than the previous Street Bob model with Milwaukee-Eight 107 power.” So, if the Street Bob 107 didn’t have enough kick for you, you’re in luck!

The Street Bob 114 happens to be the lightest Softail with the Milwaukee 114 engine. It is also amongst the most powerful Softail models. The Milwaukee 114 has 119 ft-lbs of torque and an rpm of 3000. 

And, now this model has an exclusive paint scheme. The design features the Harley-Davidson script logo and the iconic “number one” logo on the fuel tank. 

Fat Boy 114 

In the words of Harley-Davidson, the Fat Boy 114 has been “refreshed.” This model has been a fan favorite since it was first released in 1990.

The Fat Boy is known for its thick tires and vintage, minimalistic design. The front and rear tires are 160mm and 240mm respectively (which happen to be the same dimensions as the 2020 model). 

One of the most noticeable changes on the Fat Boy is its wheels, which were previously satin chrome in 2020 but are now bright chrome. And, of course, it has maintained its iconic solid aluminum wheels. 

Street Glide Special

You now have the option to get your Street Glide Special in a two-toned paint scheme. This model now is available in Gauntlet Grey Metallic/Vivid Black with your choice of a chrome or black finish. 

And, that isn’t the only design change. The Street Glide Special now has a new low-profile engine guard that emphasizes its slammed frame. 

Also, the previous dual-halogen headlamp has been replaced with a Daymaker® LED headlamp. The Daymaker has a bright-white beam that lights up even the darkest street. It improves a rider’s visibility as well as how visible a rider is to others. 

CVO Street Glide & CVO Road Glide

One major change for CVOs this year is that they will no longer feature the hydraulic clutch system. All CVO models have returned to the original cable clutch. 

This is a bummer for many riders as cable clutches require more frequent maintenance. Many enjoy the self-adjusting nature of a hydraulic clutch, as well as its lighter and more consistent lever pull. 

On the other hand, if damage occurs, a hydraulic clutch is relatively more expensive to repair. Also, some maintenance is required over time because the fluid needs to be replaced every few years. So, it really just depends on your personal preference. 

However, we think everyone is looking forward to the new stereo system. The CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide now feature Rockford Fosgate audio systems. Harley describes this audio system as having “ultra-clear highs, super clean mids and ground thumping bass.” 

Pan America 

We don’t know much about the Pan America yet. Although, Harley is having an official reveal on February 22nd.

What we do know is that Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, has endorsed the Pan America and that new CEO Jochen Zeitz has tested it on Kenyan soil. The 22nd can’t come soon enough!

A while back we made some predictions on what we could expect from Harley’s first adventure tourer. So, in the meantime, check out this post which covers a sneak peek of the Harley Pan America!

In Conclusion 

Harley made a significant effort to listen to the wants and needs of its customer base this year. Many of the model changes/upgrades were requested by riders like you. 

We’re excited to see what is to come from the brand and how they will continue to wow us with new innovations and timeless style.

What is your opinion on the new direction of Harley-Davidson? Let us know below! And, while you’re at it, tell us what your favorite 2021 model is! 

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