Owning a Harley Davidson is a dream of any biker and you need not go through the process of importing these monsters anymore, as these bikes will be made available right here, in the Indian market. This could be the most exciting news for the bike lovers. 12 hotties from Harley Davidson were launched in the Auto Expo held in New Delhi and the onlookers were simply awe-struck with sheer look at the bikes. FLHR Road king is one of the Touring range bikes, which is one of the five model families. The US bike maker is all set to open five dealerships in the five cities of India: New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chandigarh.
Road King, in fact, was first introduced in 1994 with styling that became a rage and the latest version has maintained more or less the same look that is, breath taking of course. A twin cam 96, 1,584 cc, V-twin, air-cooled, 4-stroke, 4 valves and fuel injected engine, powers the FLHR Road King. The bike is also braced with 6-speed gearbox and the estimated top speed is around 110 mph.
The finishing of the bike is impeccable and the detachable windshield with injection-moulded GTX® saddlebags is just apt for touring. The bike fits perfectly into the touring range; you can cruise or commute it will be a rewarding experience in either ways. The bike might not be a fast machine but commuting is easy and convenient that emphasises on mile consumption.
As regards pricing, hold your breath, for here is price of the FLHR Road King is Rs 20,45,000 but the Indian consumers who can afford this “King” will certainly not be disappointed; it will be neighbours envy and owner’s pride. The striking looks, engine, comfort and the versatile features are the plus points of FLHR Road King. The bookings will kick-start in the month of April 2010 and you can make it yours in the month of June.
|Make Model||Harley Davidson FLHR Road King|
|Engine||Air cooled, four stroke, V-Twin, ‘Twin Cam 96’|
|Bore x Stroke||95.25 x 111.25 mm|
|Induction||Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)|
|Max Torque||124.7 Nm 92 ft. lbs @ 3000 rpm|
|Transmission / Drive||6 Speed / Belt|
|Frame||Mild steel, square-section backbone with twin downtubes|
|Front Suspension||41.3 mm telescopic, cartridge-style damping|
|Rear Suspension||Short, air-adjustable shock|
|Front Brakes||2x 292mm disc 4 piston caliper|
|Rear Brakes||Single 292mm disc 4 piston caliper|
|Front Tire||MT90 B16|
|Rear Tire||MU85 B16|
|Fuel Capacity||18 9 Litres|