Mysterious new Harley-Davidson spotted in new Captain America trailer

Did Captain America get an all-new Harley-Davidson motorcycle in his latest flick?

There’s a lot of hype being generated for the upcoming new Marvel Comics movie Captain America:Civil War. There were plenty of Easter Eggs in this latest trailer for fans, but the one we’re heavily interested in is the possibility a brand new Harley-Davidson model being introduced in the movie.

Harley-Davidson Street 750 promo in Captain America:The Winter Soldier film

You see, when Marvel rebooted Captain America for the modern day, Harley-Davidson saw a golden opportunity to market itself towards the current generation in a new and different way. After all, what is a better combination than having an all-American hero riding a proper all-American bike, right?

In the first movie, Captain America:The First Avenger, Captain Rodgers proudly rode a perfectly replicated WW2 era Harley-Davidson WLA ‘Liberator’ to fight The Red Skull and his fanatical Hydra division. In the second movie, Captain America:The Winter Soldier, Captain Rodgers traded up to a more modern Harley-Davidson Street 750 model instead, which no doubt boosted the bike’s status for the American marque. (Find out more about the Street 750 here and here)

Then, Harley-Davidson took things up to the next level for the Captain in the second Avengers film, Avengers:Age Of Ultron with the groundbreaking Harley-Davidson Project Livewire electric bike. Though the Captain didn’t ride it much and ‘borrowed’ it to the gorgeous Black Widow instead, the bike stole the limelight on screen even before winning the hearts and minds of fans and journalists alike in its special Project Livewire Tour. (Read about the Livewire here)

H-D Street 750? Victory Octane? Your guess is as good as ours!
H-D Street 750? Victory Octane? Your guess is as good as ours!

With this new Captain America:Civil War trailer, your guess is as good as ours really. Although the new bike spotted in it looks suspiciously similar to the rivalling new Victory Octane dragster, rumours suggest that is an all-new model from the famed Milwaukee-based institution instead. However, some quarters believe it could be a specially dressed up and customised Street 750 instead.

Project Livewire: Still the coolest H-D ever built!
Project Livewire: Still the coolest H-D ever built!

Until more details surface, we’ll just have to wait until we see it better when the new Marvel flick hits the silver screen in Malaysia starting May this year. In the meantime, you can watch the awesome trailer posted above. You can also read our review of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 here and our exclusive test ride with the Harley-Davidson Project Livewire demonstrator here.


And while you’re at it, check out the new 2016 Harley-Davidson Sporster Iron 883 and Forty-Eight that was just launched in Malaysia yesterday! (Full report here)

Source: AutoEvolution / RideApart

Co-founder of Bikes Republic and a motoring journalist by night. He is a self described enthusiasts with a passion for speed but instead rides a Harley and a J300. A man of contradictions, he is just as passionate about time off in the quiets as he is about trail braking into turn one at Sepang Circuit on two or four wheels.

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