Harley-Davidson celebrates 120th birthday with new bikes

Iconic US motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson plans to enjoy the ride and celebrate its 120-year birthday in style with a range of new motorbikes for 2023.

The Milwaukee-based luxury motorcycle manufacturer is celebrating its 120th anniversary by releasing six limited-edition bikes, including the CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary, which features exclusive commemorative paint, finishes, and details. The company also announced updates to its Breakout performance cruiser and Nightster Special middleweight sports motorcycle.

CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary

The CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary is a special edition motorcycle that features a unique paint scheme to commemorate 120 years of craftsmanship.

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The panels of Heirloom Red are applied over a base coat of Anniversary Black and are outlined with a bright red pinstripe and a hand-applied gold paint scallop.

The gold-plated tank medallion depicts an Art Deco rendition of the eagle, an iconic Harley-Davidson design element. Additionally, the model comes with luxurious Alcantara seat surfaces with gold and red contrast stitching accents, gold-tone powertrain inserts, bright red rocker boxes and pushrod tube collars.


The special 120th Anniversary paint scheme is also offered on five other models. The refreshed Breakout model features a Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine, a 19-litre fuel tank with a low-profile chrome console, and a chrome finish and 26-spoke cast aluminium wheels finished in gloss black.

Nightster Special

Harley-Davidson’s new middle-weight motorcycle, the Nightster, has been upgraded with style, convenience, and technology features.

It features a Revolution Max 975T liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, which is tuned to produce high torque at low RPMs.

The bike also comes with various ride modes, including Road, Sport, Rain, or custom modes.

The 4-inch round TFT screen displays all instrumentation and infotainment functions. The Nightster also boasts premium Brembo components for excellent braking performance and added rider confidence.

The front brake has an axial-mount four-piston calliper and 320mm rotor while the rear brake features a floating single-piston calliper and 260mm rotor.

Furthermore, the company, which has a factory in Pluak Daeng, eastern Thailand, announced that electronic cruise control will be a standard feature on the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Breakout, and Low Rider S models, and will remain standard on Low Rider ST, Heritage Classic, and Sport Glide models.

Additionally, Traction Control System will be offered as a new option for the Breakout, Low Rider S, and Low Rider ST models.

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Harley-Davidson Nightster Special

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Harley-Davidson Breakout.

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