Harley Releases 2018 Model Motorcycles

Dyna Softail Streetbob Harley 2018 Models
The new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Lineup. Notice the Softail line now includes the former Dyna Streetbob, Fatbob, and Low Rider Models

Last night Harley-Davidson unveiled their all new 2018 motorcycles, parts, and clothing line up in Los Angeles.

Highlighting the new product line is the all new Softail platform. The new platform is designed to replace both the Softail and Dyna lineups as we know them and features models from both of the former families. These bikes feature the 107″ dual balanced Milwaukee 8 motor and an all new frame. The new cruiser frame is a mono-shock design built to create more responsive handling and stronger acceleration.

M8 Milwaukee Eight Softail Mono-Shock
The all new 2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Mono-Shock Chassis Housing a Milwaukee 8 107″ Motor

The Softail model family will now consist of the Fatboy, Deluxe, Heritage, Streetbob, Fatbob, Lowrider, Slim and BreakOut models. All of which are equipped with LED lighting.

Streetglide Streetglide Special FLHXS
The all new 2018 Streetglide Special Featuring Blacked Out Exhaust, Wheels, Footboards, Engine Covers, and other highlights

The touring lineup also got a bit of an update with all new Streetglide and Roadglide Specials featuring blacked out front ends, exhaust and engine covers as well as stretched saddlebags. As with last year’s Roadking and Roadking Special models, if your not into the “blacked out” look the standard versions of these bikes are still available and now feature the 6.4″ touchscreen with GPS and Navigation previously only found on the Special models.

The CVO lineup features Road Glide, Street Glide, Ultra Limited, and the extremely rare 115th Anniversary Ultra Limited models. These bike all feature 117″ engines with 124 foot pounds of torque and custom paint jobs with the option of blacked out accessories.

The Sportster line remains mostly unchanged with the exception of a new XL883 Superlow model. Rounding out the lineup will be the XL1200 Custom, 883 Iron, 1200 Forty-Eight, and the 1200 Roadster.

This covers just a few of the many highlights the 2018 model year brings. As these models begin shipping I will post more in depth information and reviews of the new bikes as well as new parts and accessories.

Love the changes or hate them it’s clear Harley-Davidson is becoming more aggressive in obtaining market share and freshening up their line of bikes. As you learn more about the new models comment below and tell me what you think!

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  1. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the 2018’s because I’m in the market for a smaller bike. I currently ride a 2015 Limited Low. I was seriously thinking about a Heritage Softail Classic, but when I saw the changes in styling and the downright ugly colors that are available, I have changed my mind. It wouldn’t be so bad if traditional and new colors were available, but to change the choices to dark, denim and ugly just doesn’t make sense to me. I am in favor of the bigger engine, the lighter weight and the new frame, however. Very disappointed.

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