Harley Davidson unveils the new Roadster
Snapshot: The Roadster is a mash-up of styling genres, but the intent was to build a riderвЂ™s motorcycle, a Sportster thatвЂ™s lean and powerful and connects the rider to the road - Harley Davidson
The legendary American motorcycle firm, Harley Davidson, has officially unveiled the new Roadster which is the newest model by the company to join Harley’s Dark Custom line-up. Its tail has been redesigned by shortening the rear fender and overall the new Roadster carries a minimalistic design language drawing inspiration from the present generation naked customs.
It gets new wheels and tyres and also new suspensions, both at the front as well as rear end. It carries new 19-inch front and 18-inch rear, split five-spoke cast aluminium wheels that gives the bike a hard-core Roaster look. According to Harley, the bike’s new wheels, suspensions and its light weight will help its over-all ride ability and also improve its ground clearance. The bike also comes with a modern single four-inch instrumental cluster.
It has been given 300mm floating discs at the front and 260mm discs at the rear supported by ABS for safe braking. The new Roadster will be seen in four colours including vivid black with a charcoal denim pinstripe, black denim with a red pinstripe, velocity red sunglo with a red pinstripe and two-tone billet silver/vivid black with a burgundy pinstripe. The bike will be seen at the Indian Harley-Davidson dealerships later this year. It has been priced at £9695 for UK, which is equivalent to Rs 9.20 Lakh in Indian currency.
“Since its introduction in 1957, the Harley-Davidson Sportster has proved capable of constant reinvention, and the Roadster writes a new chapter in that story,” said Harley-Davidson Director of Styling Brad Richards. “We’ve watched our customers take the Sportster in so many different directions. The Roadster is a mash-up of styling genres, but the intent was to build a rider’s motorcycle, a Sportster that’s lean and powerful and connects the rider to the road.”
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