Harley-Davidson offers motorcycle riders more performance, style, technology, and freedom for the soul with updates to its 2021 models. Effectively reducing the number of different models while maintaining plenty of choices and customization options, the key highlights this year include replacing the Street Bob with the Street Bob 114, Fat Boy 114 restyling, and new options for three popular touring baggers: Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, and Road King Special.
With the retro styled chromed outDeluxenoticeably missing from the Softail lineup (that was revamped in 2018 to include the Dynas) nine Harley-Davidson models remain in the Softail group. The Street Bob gets a performance boost and is now only available with the Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine. The lightest weight Softail model equipped with the 114 engine, the Street Bob 114, is a quick and nimble ride with power to spare. Women will love its low 26.8 inch seat height, easy reach to the mini-ape handlebar, and mid-placed foot controls. The bobber style includes a chopped rear fender, but theres room enough for the included passenger pad, which comes in handy when securing a bag for some storage.
Road King Special and Street Glide Special models are equipped with a new brilliant Daymaker LED headlamp, and all three Special models feature a new low-profile engine guard.
All Harley-Davidson Touring models equipped with the color touch-screen Boom! Box GTS infotainment system now feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay application compatibility. With a wired connection to a compatible smartphone, the rider may use either app to access media, streaming services, communication and navigation on the road while minimizing distractions.
CVO Models: Audio and Safety Enhancements
For 2021, the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models debut all-new Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate, an advanced audio system, featuring speakers and amplifiers designed specifically for Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate components will also be available through Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Parts amp; Accessories for 2014 and later H-D Touring motorcycles equipped with a Boom! Box infotainment unit.
Each of the four 2021 CVO models—CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, CVO Limited and CVO Tri Glide—feature new paint options and styling features. The Milwaukee-Eight 117 V-Twin engine is exclusive to CVO models and is the most powerful engine offered as original equipment from the Harley-Davidson factory.
Continuously engineering new technology to make motorcycling even more intuitive, all CVO models are equipped with RDRS Safety Enhancements (formerly known as just RDRS). This suite of technologies is designed to enhance rider confidence during unexpected situations or poor road conditions. Elements of RDRS Safety Enhancements include Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Drag-Torque Slip Control System, Vehicle Hold Control, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
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