April 14, 2016

A Review of Harley-Davidson’s 2016 Bike Lineup

Drumroll, please…the 2016 Harley-Davidson® lineup includes an updated Iron 883 and Forty-Eight Dark Custom Sportster, a new S Series, an all-new Road Glide Ultra, and updated Street bikes.

 

Let’s dive in:

 

NEW SPORTSTERS: IRON 883 AND FORTY-EIGHT

Both of these new sportsters come equipped with new front and rear suspension, a more comfortable seat and nitrogen-charged shock absorbers.

 

The Iron 883

The new Iron 883 is rough looking—in a good way. It features an upgraded suspension, lightweight cast wheels and more comfortable seat. Most likely, this bike will be at the top of the custom king’s list.

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The Forty-Eight

What a gorgeous bike btw. I remember the first time I saw a Forty-Eight. I sucked my breath in. It has such a menacing look with all the technical upgrades. Yes, it’s a more expensive option, but with all the customizations available, you really can’t go wrong investing in the Forty-Eight Sportster.

 

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2016 FAT BOY S & SOFTAIL SLIM S

The Fat Boy S

Harley released a line this year called the S series. It’s debatable that they may be limited-edition bikes that you can only get for a year or two. These cruisers sport a darker look, delivering the classic sound from the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110 engine.

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The Softail Slim S

With a military-inspired look that pays homage to the WW2 messenger bikes of old, this cruiser is a tire-smoker. It’s got a terrific engine and a whopping price tag rounding out at $16,000 dollars.

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2016 ROAD GLIDE ULTRA

FINALLY! After its 2-year absence, the Road Glide Ultra has returned. The designers at Harley improved the aerodynamics for this bike, improving its ability for long-distance rides. Passengers and riders alike will notice the boosted power and torque from the new frame-mounted fairings. If you like touring, give this a second look.

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2016 STREET 500 & STREET 750

The Street 500 & 750

My baby. Taking into consideration all the feedback from customers about the 2015 model, Harley has upgraded the brakes in this bike. The Street 500/750 in my opinion is one of the most amazing bikes Harley has ever made. Packed into this tiny cruiser is a 4-valve cylinder, a belt final drive, and 6-speed transmission. It’s powered by a 30-cubic-inch Revolution V-twin liquid cooled engine. It sports the same traditional steel teardrop tank, staying true to the famous Harley style. Riders all over will recognize this as one hell of a bike. It’s comfortable, fits a rider and a passenger, and is the perfect little bike for a beginning urban motorcyclist.

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