Harley Davidson - The US-based motorcycle manufacturer is all set to introduce the special editions of two of its products called the Forty-Eight Special and Street Glide Special. For those not in the know, Forty-Eight Special is a Sportster and will be sold completely as a new product alongside the standard Forty-Eight. The Street Glide Special is from the touring family of Harley Davidson and will replace the ongoing 2018 model in the Indian market.
Forty-Eight Special gets new graphics on the iconic 7.9 litres 'peanut' shaped fuel tank and a taller handlebar (Harley calls it 'Tallboy' handlebars). The taller handlebar will change the riding triangle and will make the rider to bend a little forward. The aluminium cast alloy wheels are now black and get the same meaty tyres as seen on the standard version of the motorcycle. No mechanical changes are done on the bike as it gets the same 1200 cc 'evolution', air-cooled V-twin engine that produces 96 Nm of peak torque. The rest of the bike remains the same as well.
The 'hot rod bagger' - Harley Davidson Street Glide Special gets an all-new digital instrument cluster that carries navigation, music and other vital information. Propulsion duties are being taken care of by 1,868 cc Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine that makes a massive 163 Nm of torque. The big tourer weighs 362 Kg (dry-weight) and gets a huge 22.7-litre fuel tank.
In Us, the standard Forty-Eight and the special get same price tags i.e. USD 11,299. This indicates that we can expect this same phenomenon here in India as well. The standard Forty-Eight is priced Rs. 10.58 lakh to Rs. 11.12 lakh in India and the special can also get slightly similar pricing. The Street Glide Special gets pricing of Rs. 30.53 lakh, as shown on HD's Indian website (All prices, ex-showroom - Delhi). In the coming time, we can witness the legendary motorcycle manufacturer ramping-up its entire product line-up under its 'More Roads To Harley Davidson' strategy.