Harley-Davidson has announced a new limited-edition series called the Icons Collection which will evoke elements of Americana and celebrate traditional designs. The plan is to release one or two new models annually, starting with the Electra Glide Revival for the 2021 model year.
Numbers will be limited to a one-time production run of only 1,500 serialized units globally, with each model receiving a certificate of authenticity. The first Electra Glide Revival models are scheduled to reach dealers any day now, with an MSRP of $35,299.
Launching the program with the release of the Electra Glide Revival, The Motor Company is presenting the limited edition as “a retro-classic motorcycle for the nostalgist who longs to ride a bike with style both distinctive and timeless.” Inspired by the 1969 Electra Glide, Harley is paying homage to the first model to be made available with an accessory “batwing” fairing.
The now iconic styling cue, along with molded saddlebags, could only be had in white fiberglass at the time. The classic fairing features a tall clear windshield and a splitstream vent to help reduce wind buffeting. The Birch White fairing and saddlebags are complemented by the period-inspired tank medallion and Electra Glide script on the front fender. Other classic design cues include a solo seat, chrome steel laced wheels and wide whitewall tires. The Revival will be offered exclusively with Hi-Fi Blue and Black Denim two-tone fuel tank, with fenders and side panels adorned in Hi-Fi Blue.
The Revival is powered by the Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin (1,868 cc) mated to a six-speed transmission. Torque is rated at 118 ft-lb at 3,250 rpm. A selection of safety features come standard, including Cornering Enhanced Anti-Lock Brake System (C-ABS), Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking (C-ELB), Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System (C-TCS), Drag-torque Slip Control System (DSCS) and Hill Hold Control (HHC). It also gets electronic cruise control and a halogen headlamp. The Boom Box GTS infotainment system includes a colour touch screen and navigation, plus Android Auto application and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
H-D is positioning the model as way to “reconnect with the fundamental Harley-Davidson DNA that created Grand American Touring.” Coming under fire for not appealing to a younger, more youthful audience for years, The Motor Company is seemingly going the opposite direction to appeal to an age group who are surely closer to the end of their riding days than they are to the beginning. To learn more about the Harley-Davidson Icons Collection, visit: https://www.harley-davidson.com/ca/en/motorcycles/icons.html