The Street Bob and the Fat Boy now come with the larger Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine that develops more torque than before. Harley’s Touring line-up has also been given mild updates for 2021
In May last year, Harley Davidson announced their new business strategy hoping to realign its priorities and capitalise on lucrative markets. The company has now declared its ‘Rewire’ strategy as a success and introduced the new ‘Hardwire’ strategy going forward. As part of this new plan, the American cruiser manufacturer revealed its 2021 line-up.
Speaking at the virtual unveiling, Theo Keetell, VP Marketing Harley Davidson said, “Harley-Davidson enters 2021 focused on motorcycling as an emotional experience. The timeless pursuit of adventure and freedom on the open road is the foundation of our heritage and the vision of our future. As we enter this new year and a new riding season, fuelling that desire is more important than ever.”
The Street Bob and the Fat Boy now come with the larger Milwaukee-Eight 114 motor. Displacing 1,868cc from a V-twin, the motor develops max torque of 155Nm at 3,000rpm. The company claims that the engine allows the Street Bob 114 to record a noticeably better 0-100km/h time. As far as cosmetic changes go, the Street Bob 114 looks more or less identical to the model it replaces with the exception of the pillion seat and foot pegs. Design changes to the Fat Boy include a shiner chrome finish (instead of the Satin chrome), the slimmer front fenders, and more. Other features on both bikes include LED headlamps, keyless ignition, and more.
Aside from these two motorcycles, Harley Davidson has also relaunched its touring range with some minor updates for 2021. The Touring range is powered by the both, the Milwaukee-Eight 114 and 107 – the Special and Limited models get the former, rest of the range gets the 107. The Limited models also get liquid-cooling.
The Touring range does get some mild cosmetic changes too. The Street Glide Special now gets the Daymaker LED headlamps in place of the old dual-halogen setup, and smaller engine guards. Other features include stretched locking saddlebags, and a Boom Box GTS infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In fact, all these features are also seen on the Road Glide Special and the Road King Special too.