Harley Davidson have released their 2010 new models, with nine new(ish) models. Well, mostly new, as many of the models slated as “new” for 2010 are revised versions of existing models. Okay, enough babble, here’s the meat and two veg …
Is this new? The on-again, off-again Wide Glide is on again this year but we’re not sure if that makes it new.
A model originally introduced in 1980, the Wide Glide precedes the Softail model and was the first in Harley’s lineup to emulate “Easyrider” styling with its laid-down look, wide fork and 21-inch front wheel.
It returns this year, and is based on a rubber-mounted Dyna chassis, with a signature large-hoop front end, low-slung saddle, drag-style handlebar, laced wheels and, of course, the classic sissy bar. A new bobbed rear fender necessitates the use of a side-mounted license plate. If you want the real deal, you can get it with flames.
Canadian pricing is $18,619 for the Vivid Black, and a few more bucks for fancier paint.
Fat Boy Lo
The Fat Boy Lo is a new variation on the fat-wheeled custom. It’s been blacked-out for a meaner presence, and has unique satin-chrome dual mufflers. It has an internally wired handlebar for a clean look, and comes in two shades of black.
The "lo" bit is an attempt to appeal to the growing Chinese market and comes with a pair of commemorative Harley logo’d chopsticks. Okay, we made that bit up, the “Lo” actually signifies its basement-level seat height of 670 mm (26.3 inches), however badly spelt it may be.
Canadian pricing is $20,939 in black ($21,419 in Pearl) or 5,000,000 yuan.
Road Glide Custom and Electra Glide Ultra Limited
Harley revamps two of its touring models this year.
The Road Glide is unique in Harley’s lineup for its frame-mounted fairing. That fairing now incorporates large storage compartments and a new shorty windshield.
The Road Glide boasts a “slammed” suspension; an 18-inch front wheel replaces the 17-incher on last year’s model, and the bike now has a two-into-one exhaust. A sound system is standard; ABS is optional.
The Ultra Limited is upgraded with a more powerful Twin-Cam 103 engine (1,690 cc), from the standard-issue Twin-Cam 96 (1,584 cc). And if you have a tendency to add every conceivable accessory onto your Hog, this bike saves you the trouble; it’s got tons of stuff added, including heated grips and a power supply in the top case. There’s also five colour schemes to choose from.
Canadian pricing for the Road Glide Custom starts at $24,399 or $31,719 for the Electra Glide Ultra Limited.
Four of the nine new models are from Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) division. This year, the company’s limited-production customs include the CVO Softail Convertible, CVO Street Glide, CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide and CVO Fat Bob.
The Softail Convertible is the newest member of the CVO clan, and includes quick-detach windshield, sissy bar and saddlebags.
The Fat Bob, Street Glide and Ultra Classic return with new paint schemes and different custom touches than last year’s models.
All CVO models are propelled by Harley’s massively torquey Twin Cam 110 engine, which displaces 1,803 cc.
Canadian pricing is $35,959 for the CVO Softail Convertible, $39,819 for the CVO Street Glide, $46,239 for the CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide and $32,499 for the CVO Fat Bob.
Street Glide Trike
If last year’s Tri Glide Ultra was too lavishly equipped for your taste in three wheelers, Harley introduces the Street Glide Trike.
This is an understated variation on Harley’s tripod, with few frills, tons of storage space, and of course, lean-free cruising. Powered by a Twin Cam 103 engine, it has an electric reverse gear to ease parking.
Canadian pricing is 35,799 for black or $36,829 for Pearl.
More H-D info can be found here:
Buell do the Blast right
The biggest news from Buell is a complete makeover of the entry-level Blast model – the first change since its introduction in 2000.
More compact ergonomics (good for mass centralization and therefore better handling) and styling that is ‘resistant’ to tip-over damage … if you can actually tip it over. With a claimed fuel economy of zero per gallon, the new Blast is about as green friendly as you can get!
On top of this, each 2010 Blast is personally updated and signed by Eric Buell.
Too good to be true? More info here.