Harley Davidson India has today introduced the 2017 lineup in the country. The press conference saw not just the new Milwaukee Eight engine but also the launch of Roadster and Road Glide. The all-new Milwaukee Eight mill is the 9th edition of the Big Twin engine family in the company’s 113 years of history.
The Milwaukee Eight engine is a V-twin at heart and traces its origins back to the Atmospheric V-twin which came first in 1909. The engine boasts of more power than its predecessors and has more control over handling. Noise and vibrations too have been claimed to be brought down. Maintenance work too have been reduced. To give you an idea, Harley Davidson claims that the valve train requires no adjustments no matter how many miles you ride.
Powering the Touring range, this mill is available in two versions, Milwaukee Eight 107 and Milwaukee Eight 114. The former displaces 1,745 cc and has a maximum torque output of 150 Nm at 3,250 rpm. This is the mill which powers the new Road Glide. Combining an aggressive look and wind cutting power (thanks to the frame mounted shark nose) with traditional touring capabilities, the bike is a solid looker!
It gets new LED headlamps with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with an integrated GPS and Boom Box GT audio system. The front wheel is 19 inch, 130 section while the rear gets 180 section, 16-inch wheel. These have been sourced from Dunlop. The Road Glide has been priced at Rs 32.81 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The other Milwaukee Eight 114 mill is available only in the CVO Limited and displaces 1,868 cc. The torque output is a handsome 165 mm at 3,250 rpm.
The Roadster, too has been updated and its air cooled 1,202 cc mill churns out 98 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. It gets 43 mm upside down forks for improved performance. It also gains a new dual gauge instrumentation with speedo and tachometer.