Harley Davidson India yesterday launched dark custom models of its three popular motorcycles – Iron 883, Forty-Eight and Street 750. The new Iron 883 and Forty-Eight models assert Harley-Davidson’s Dark Custom leadership with motorcycles inspired by the rebellious spirit of the past updated with modern design and new suspensions, said the company. For the first time, all Softails have also received the Twin Cam 103 engines which were earlier only available in Harley Davidson touring motorcycles.
“This is another historic year for Harley-Davidson,” said Pallavi Singh, Director Marketing, Harley-Davidson India. “We’re raising the bar on Dark Custom motorcycles with the new Iron 883, Forty-Eight and Street 750, the purest expression of the design. And we’re extending our lead in touring with the return of the Road King and redesign of the popular Heritage Softail Classic.”
Though the Iron 883’s overall structure and design remain identical to the old model, the Dark Custom treatment gives it a modern touch inspired by “garage-built bobbers past and present”. The bike also gets new front and adjustable rear suspension, lighter-weight mag wheels and improved seating. The 2016 Forty-Eight too looks more aggressive with retro styling cues, new front tire and new mag wheels. The bike also gets 49mm front forks, improved adjustable rear suspension and seating.
Talking about the Harley-Davidson Street 750, it also gets new front and rear braking systems. The Heritage Softail Classic too gets refreshed styling along with Twin Cam 103 engine, improved saddlebag support structure and standard electronic cruise control.
The bikemaker is also offering several new personalization options for the motorcycles.
Updated Harley-Davidson Prices in India (ex-showroom, Delhi):
Iron 883: Rs. 7.37 lakh
Forty-Eight: Rs. 9.12 lakh
Street 750: Rs. 4.52 lakh
Road King: Rs. 25 lakh
Heritage Softail Classic: Rs. 16.60 lakh