Apart from the Harley-Davidson Softail range, H-D also introduced three new 2021 models in their Touring segments in the form of updated hot rod baggers, the 2021 Harley-Davidson Road King Special, Road Glide Special, and Street Glide Special. All three are powered by the same 1,868cc Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-twin engine that produces 160Nm of torque and roughly around 92hp.
The changes for 2021 are not major ones, but these hot rod baggers now come with low profile engine guards (for that slightly slammed look), centre console, 22.7-litre fuel tank, upgraded air filters, engine colour options (black or chrome), LED lighting system, and a selection of two-tone paint schemes that are really visually pleasing.
As for the H-D CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) models, four models consisting of the CVO Limited, CVO Street Glide, CVO Road Glide, and CVO Tri Glide. For this range, the bikes are powered by the Milwaukee-Eight® 117 V-Twin engine (1,917cc) that puts out a powerful 170Nm of torque.
These ‘high-performance’ cruisers also come with the newly-introduced H-D Audio powered by Rockford Fosgate. Specially designed speakers and amplifiers were made exclusively for the CVO models, including the mighty Stage II tri-axial speakers for the CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide models.
The CVO models also include the brand’s complete electronic riding aids such as traction control, cornering ABS, TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring system), hill-hold control, plus many more. Just like the new Softails, there is no indication of price or availability just yet.