Sunday, September 1, 2013

Introducing the new 2014 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles!

H-D Street 750, new for 2014

For the first time in 13 years, the Motor Company is rolling out a new frame family. Introducing Street, the new model made for young urban freedom seekers. 

In addition, PROJECT RUSHMORE produced dramatic updates to bikes in the Sportster, Dyna, and Touring families. PROJECT RUSHMORE was a top-secret, sweeping remodeling effort undertaken in response to customer feedback and market pressure from Indian and Victory.

All totaled, Harley is rolling out 2 brand new Street models, 6 updated or new Sportsters, 6 Dynas (3 new and 1 updated), 6 Softails, only 5 Touring models, 2 V-Rods, a Trike, and 4 CVO models. This list includes two bikes scheduled to be added in the middle of the model year (2014.5) and ZERO, count them ZERO Road Glides.

For the record, a relatively high number (5) of models made in 2013 were discontinued. Most notable to me was the hopefully temporary loss of both "shark nose" Road Glide models. Rumor has it that re-tooling the lines for the PROJECT RUSHMORE upgrades forced the Motor Company to delay (vs. cancel) Road Glide production. Meanwhile. the Road King Classic and Electra Glide Classic models had simply run their course.  

The links will take you to Total Motorcycle's awesome website for information and beautiful, wall-paper worthy photos of all the new bikes.

Street







Tri Glide (Motorcycle Trike)
2014 Harley-Davidson FLHTCUTG Tri Glide Ultra Classic - New for 2014



Links of note 

This year's list  http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2014models/2014-HarleyDavidson.htm
The 2013 list, as reported last year in PhilosFX http://philosfx.blogspot.com/2012/08/introducing-new-2013-harley-davidson.html
Our wildly popular post on the history of the Road King http://philosfx.blogspot.com/2011/09/illustrated-history-of-harley-davidson.html