Harley-Davidson celebrates 120th anniversary with special-edition models

Special versions gain eye-catching paint, finishers and details.


Harley-Davidson has kicked off its 120th year with a series of limited-edition motorcycles.

Six special edition models will be created for the celebration year, headed up by the Road Glide Limited Anniversary model which gets one of the ‘most intricate paint schemes ever offered by a Harley-Davidson’. It features ‘Heirloom Red’ paint with contrast hand-applied gold paint, while there’s also a gold-plated tank medallion with a depiction of an eagle. Extra touches include an Alcantara-trimmed seat with red and gold accents. Just 1,500 examples will be created.

Limited Edition models get special paint and finishers

A similar colour scheme will be applied to a number of other Harley-Davidson models, including the Tri Glide, Street Glide and Fat Boy. All are extremely limited in number, with just 1,600 examples of the Street Glide Special Anniversary being produced, for example.

Harley-Davidson has also updated its Breakout, which receives a new air/oil-cooled v-twin engine, a polished steel handlebar which is taller than the previous model to help rider reach, and a new chrome finish for a number of components such as the indicators, side covers and mirrors.

Electronic cruise control will now be included as standard on the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Breakout and Low Rider models, while it’s offered as an option for the Breakout.

Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations program will be also offering its Road Glide Limited Anniversary, with just 1,500 units created worldwide. The lightweight Harley-Davidson Nightster has also been stripped back even further, with the bike’s fly screen removed for an even more streamlined look. A special-edition version of the Nightster has also been included, which adds in a four-inch TFT screen to the standard model, alongside passenger pillion and foot pegs and cast aluminium wheels.

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