The first-ever UK appearance of two exciting Harley-Davidson® prototype models await visitors to this year’s Motorcycle Live show at Birmingham’s NEC, 16-24 November. Featuring the all-new Revolution® Max engine, the Harley-Davidson® Pan America™ and Harley-Davidson® Bronx™ 975 will take centre stage on the Harley-Davidson exhibition stand (2D15, Hall 2).
Both bikes, earmarked for launch in 2020, debuted recently at EICMA International Motorcycle Show to much acclaim. The adventure bike and streetfighter form an integral part of the Harley-Davidson More Roads strategy to extend the iconic brand into key new motorcycling segments and introduce the brand to a new breed of Harley-Davidson riders.
They will share the stage with the all-electric Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™. Show-goers will be able to sample the LiveWire instant acceleration (0-60mph in three seconds) and precise throttle control care of the Revelation® electric motor and its seamless torque delivery on our Jumpstart™ rolling road.
The all-new MY20 Softail® Low Rider® S completes the new model line-up on the Harley® stand. The brand’s latest reinvention of the performance-cruiser with Milwaukee-Eight® 114ci (1868cc) engine promises to turn heads.
The latest technology from Harley-Davidson is also on show in the form of key 2020 Touring models equipped with the new H-D™ Connect service, which enables remote connection to the motorcycle through a Harley-Davidson™ App for smartphones. It uses built-in cellular connectivity and GPS to keep you in the know with bike status, notifications and alerts. The Touring machines also showcase the latest rider-safety technology; highlights of which include Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS), a new collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking. The systems are designed to aid the rider in controlling the vehicle while accelerating and braking in a straight line or while in a turn. The systems are a perfect aid when riding in adverse road conditions and in urgent situations.
Custom enthusiasts are also catered for with a range of Sportster® and Dark Custom™ motorcycles to provide the ideal blank canvas inspiration for winter bike build projects.
And non-riders, who can benefit from a free Motorcycle Live ticket this year, will have the chance to talk learning to ride and motorcycle tests with 22-year-old rally driver, TV presenter and Red Bull athlete, Catie Munnings, who passed her test through the Harley-Davidson Passport to Freedom campaign this year. Until 31 December this year, new riders who passed their full motorcycle test in January 2018 or after can still benefit from the Passport to Freedom refund of training and licence costs up to the value of £1000 against the purchase of a new Harley-Davidson. Catie will be on the stand between 11am and 3pm on Tuesday 19 November to talk about her experience of learning to ride and answer questions from people interested in getting on to two wheels.