Harley-Davidson reveal new Low Rider S
Harley-Davidson have just revealed two new models for 2016, this Dyna based Low Rider S, and a CVO Pro Street Breakout – both expected to arrive on our shores in Spring this year.
The Low Rider S is powered by the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine, joining the Fat Boy S and Softail Slim S models as the third member of S-series lineup, which is aimed at offering riders more performance from their Harley-Davidson straight out of the crate. Upgraded suspension and brakes complete the performance package.
“Riders have been asking when Harley-Davidson would build another aggressive, performance-based bike like the legendary FXR models,” said Harley-Davidson Director of Styling Brad Richards. “This is our answer to that question. The Low Rider S is informed by the current tall-bike custom trend and our own styling heritage, but also seeks to redefine Harley-Davidson performance for a new generation of riders. We wanted to really connect the rider to the road by delivering instantaneous power and agile handling with a bike that’s trimmed to the essentials.”
Equipped with a Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather performance intake and Fat Bob-style 2-into-2 exhaust, the 110 engine kicks out 115ftlb torque at 3500rpm – a 13% hike over stock. A heavy-duty clutch looks after the power transfer, and it even comes with cruise control as standard equipment. The powertrain and exhaust are finished in a combination of gloss black and wrinkle black powdercoat.
The solo seat and chopped rear fender keep the rear end uncluttered,a nd the whole package is only available in Vivid Black. The only contrast to the black theme is the pair of new Magnum Gold lightweight cast-aluminum wheels and a gold tank badge which pays homage to the 1977 XLCR Café Racer model.
The Low Rider S model will cost £14,995.
Low Rider S highlights
Screamin’ Eagle Heavy Breather performance intake
Fat Bob-style 2-into-2 exhaust
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
Cruise control enabled by electronic throttle control
Premium Ride nitrogen gas-charged emulsion shocks and Premium Ride cartridge fork
Triple disc brakes with dual floating front rotors
Standard Anti-Lock Braking System
New solo seat set at 26.6 inches
Gold tank badge pays homage to the 1977 XLCR Café Racer model