Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup

Highlights Include 110th Anniversary Editions, Hard Candy Custom Styling, and a Restyled Street Bob

Last week, Harley-Davidson announced its 2013 model lineup, with special 110th Anniversary models receiving the bulk of the focus. That's understandable, as 110 years in the business is a remarkable achievement. Needless to say, Harley isn't squandering the moment, with a big kick-off celebration of the 110th Anniversary at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, and a Euro continuation of the festivities at European Bike Week in Faaker See, Austria, on Sept. 4-9, 2012. The 'official' Harley-Davidson Anniversary Celebrations will unfold in Rome, June 13-16, 2013, and in Milwaukee, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2013.

But enough about the Anniversary; let's talk 2013 lineup (which will also be revealed to the public this weekend at the Harley-Davidson Museum's Bike Night in Milwaukee). The 2013 model year - Harley's 110th - is flush with bikes that are mostly carryovers, save for a few distinct exceptions, including ten 110th Anniversary Edition models, a restyled Dyna Street Bob model, and two new models from the Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) team; the CVO Breakout, a cool, unvarnished Softail with several trick finish options, and the CVO Road King, an otherwise standard (if there is such a thing) Screaming-Eagled King fitted with an innovative vented windshield and high-output audio system.

Harley-Davidson is also pushing customizing options and accessories for 2013, thus the Hard Candy Custom program, a riff on a styling movement from the chopper era of the late 1960s that flaunts brilliant metal flake paint, key chrome highlights, and styling details in accessories, gear and apparel. Hard Candy Custom elements include "big flake" paint finishes, three of which will be offered as a solid-color option on five Harley-Davidson production motorcycles for 2013.

Ten for 110
Ten different models will be wearing 110th Anniversary Edition trim this year, each serialized and featuring exclusive paint and commemorative solid bronze fuel tank badges plated in black nickel and then distressed to highlight the bronze. A bright gold-tone Bar and Shield cloisonné is inserted in the main body of the "single wing" badge while each motorcycle will carry other model-specific anniversary badging, trim and a serialization badge. All will rock factory-installed options as standard equipment, and production of each will be strictly limited to ensure exclusivity.

The 1200 Sportster Custom 110th Anniversary Edition will be limited to a quantity of 1,500 and retail for $11,699

the Super Glide Custom 110th Anniversary Edition will have 1,450 units (all featuring Smart Security, ABS and Chrome Aluminum Profile Laced wheels), with an MSRP of $15,999;

the Fat Boy Lo 110th Anniversary Edition, with Smart Security and ABS, will have a run of 1,750 units and will be priced at $19,499.

The Heritage Softail® Classic 110th Anniversary Edition will be limited to 1,900 machines, and offer Smart Security, ABS, and Chrome Profile Laced Aluminum wheels with Whitewalls. Retail price will be $20,799.

The Road King 110th Anniversary Edition will offer Smart Security, ABS, Cruise Control, and Contrast Chrome, 28-Spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels, and will be limited to a production run of 1,750. Price is set at $20,999.

The Electra Glide Ultra Limited 110th Anniversary Edition will have an exclusive Anniversary Vintage Bronze/Anniversary Vintage Black paint scheme, solid bronze 110th Anniversary tank medallions, solid bronze air cleaner cover trim ring, chrome-plated timer cover with cloisonné insert, chrome-plated derby cover with forged solid bronze trim ring, serialization badge, and solid bronze Tour-Pak medallion. Production quantity is limited to 3,750, and price is set $25,999.

• More Street, Less Bob
The Street Bob gets a few nips and tucks for 2013, including new blacked-out triple clamps, and a chopped rear fender with side-mounted license plate and stop/turn/tail lights, to match many of the other Dark Custom machines. You'll still see a solo seat and a mini-ape handlebar, but that is mounted on new risers that will make it easier on customizers. The powertrain is finished with polished covers instead of chrome, and the black cylinders are left un-highlighted. The standard running kit still includes the rubber-mounted Twin Cam 96 motor, though the bike we spent the most time with had a Twin Cam 103 engine (a $750 upgrade option).

The Street Bob also gets a new Full-length wrinkle-black cast console with integrated ignition switch, a new air cleaner cover , this one round, with a Bar and Shield logo and rubber isolated handlebar risers with forged top clamp for reduced vibration and simplified customization.

Naturally, there are new paint options on the Street Bob too, including Hard Candy Custom metalflake and a scalloped two-tone option, and the Street Bob will be joining the 1200 Custom in the web-based H-D1 Factory Customization program too, so customers can choose from more than 2000 factory-installed combination options, build their customized 'Bob on the screen, and order it through a Harley dealer. You can choose different wheels, paint and engine finishes, as well as a variety of combinations of foot-controls, seats and handlebars, to adjust the fit of the bike. Prices start at $12,999, with Custom Color at $13,729.

• Go to CVO
The 2013 CVO lineup features the new CVO Breakout, a Softail that offers two paint schemes featuring hand-polished steel sections on the fuel tank and fenders. This original "custom n" cruiser with a tall front tire and a naked front end has been updated and recast as Harley's high-end version. The 21 inch front wheel is now fattened out to 130mm. The familiar bobbed rear fender is there too, but wider and briefer, to better showcase a meaty 240 rear tire. The wheels themselves are a new 21-spoke design (called 'Turbine'), which carry their spokes all the way to the edge of the rim. There are three unique paint options on the Breakout, with the base being black/silver, and hand-polished metal showing on the tank in a vee-shape. The gold version is similar, but with a gold-tinted clear and heavy metalflake. The red option has a lace pattern in the vee-shape (done by hand on each bike), as well as brown leather on its patterned seat. Unlike the other CVOs, there will be no anniversary version of the Breakout; but like them, it too gets controls from the P&A; catalog. It's priced at $26,499.

The CVO Road King offers a factory-installed audio system (the first for the Road King), and a new detachable Vented Wind Splitter windshield. The King is also fully-blinged, with mirror-chromed wheels and shiny stuff everywhere. Like the other CVOs, it sports H-D's new Slipstream Collection of controls. The heel shifter is a new extended reach unit that gives you more floorboard space. MSRP is $29,999 with a total run of 3,650 units; the Anniversary version will set you back $30,999.

Returning favorites include the premium- touring CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide and the shark-nose-fairing-ed CVO Road Glide Custom, which features Harley-Davidson's first stab at an LED headlight, the Daymaker. The Road Glide goes for $32,999, with the Anniversary Edition ringing in at $33,999.

• And The Rest
The Sportster line will feature five models for 2013, including the ultra-cool Seventy-Two, as well as the Sportster 1200 Custom Anniversary Edition. All Sportsters get new colors and graphics, and pricing starts at $7,999 for the Iron model.

The Softail platform chimes in with six models offering that signature hard-tail look, including the $15,699 Softail Slim, introduced in mid-2012; the 2013 Fat Boy, which now features Mirror Chrome Aluminum Bullet Hole Disc wheels as standard equipment, and the Heritage Softail Classic Anniversary Edition and Fat Boy Lo Anniversary Edition.

For 2013, the Touring platform gets eight models, including the ever-popular Street Glide, the full-boat Electra Glide Ultra Limited, the Road King Anniversary Edition and Electra Glide Ultra Limited Anniversary Edition (available in limited quantities for 2013). You can buy in to the Touring lineup at $17,699 for the standard Road King.

The 2013 Dyna line includes the refreshed Street Bob, the new Switchback, plus the Fat Bob, Wide Glide and the Super Glide Custom Anniversary Edition.

Let's not forget the V-Rods; Harley's power-cruiser line returns with the Night Rod Special and V-Rod Muscle, with each sporting new colors for 2013. The Night Rod is priced at $15,449, with the Muscle starting at $15,149.

Harley is also offering a Trike option for 2013, with the Tri Glide Ultra Classic, and Tri Glide Ultra Classic Anniversary Edition. The trikes start at $30,999.

• Gimme Some Candy
The new Hard Candy Custom program will include the sparkle of Hard Candy Big Red Flake, Hard Candy Lucky Green Flake and Hard Candy Coloma Gold Flake, all of which can be ordered as Original Equipment paint. At least one Hard Candy Custom color will be offered on the Seventy-Two, Street Bob, Blackline, Softail Deluxe, and Forty-Eight. New Genuine Motor Accessory and Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes items extend the Hard Candy Custom theme

To see Harley's promo video on the Hard Candy program, click here:

For a short promo on the new bikes (with a cameo by the Street Bob), click here:

For riding impressions on the new Street Bob, CVO Breakout and CVO Road King, see the December 2012 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine, on sale 9/25. For more information on Harley's 2013 lineup, visit www.harley-davidson.com.

Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
Harley-Davidson Reveals 2013 Lineup - Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine