2015 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup

This 2015 Harley-Davidson lineup is the direct result of Harley customer suggestions

The 2015 CVO Street GlideCourtesy Harley-Davidson

The 2015 Harley Davidson model lineup includes several all-new machines as well as a host of refinements across the range it says are the direct result of comments and suggestions from its rider customers.

The range of motorcycles, from the Project Rushmore heavyweight cruisers with dual cooling to the all-new and smaller Street 500 and Street 750, is broader than anything Harley has offered in years.

Return of the Road Glide

The 2015 model year also marks the return of the Road Glide, missing from this year’s line-up. The re-launched alternative bagger has been significantly modified over prior versions.

The 2015 CVO Road Glide returns after a one-year hiatusCourtesy Harley-Davidson

The Road Glide maintains its unique look, but the frame-mounted fairing now comes with a triple-vent system and improved aerodynamics the company says minimizes head buffeting.

The motorcycle also gets a reworked handlebar which reduces reach and improved ergonomics and energy efficient dual-reflector Daymaker LED headlamps.

Harley-Davidson says its fully-loaded, transcontinental crusher, the 2015 Road Glide Special, is equipped from the factory with a premium Boom! Box infotainment system, Reflex linked brakes and an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

The Freewheeler

Harley-Davidson now has two trikes in its model line-up, the Tri Glide Ultra and the new Freewheeler.

The all-new Harley-Davidson Freewheeler trike.Courtesy Harley-Davidson

The company is expanding its three-wheeled trike line-up with the Freewheeler Trike. The machine comes standard with “mini ape-hanger” handlebars and bobtail fenders. Harley-Davidson says the design is completely new and gives the machine a low, lean profile.

Better Brakes for the Softail

All Softail models get a revised braking system that is said to improve control and modulation while decreasing hand-lever effort by nearly half — 40%, to be exact.

All Softails get a revised breaking system and ABS for 2015.Courtesy Harley-Davidson

ABS is now standard on all Softail models and optional on the Slim.

The ABS system comes with new front brake components, which include a rigid four-piston fixed front brake caliper, grippier brake pads, a new master cylinder with a higher mechanical ratio, and a new 300mm front brake rotor.

The caliper and master cylinder have been restyled to enhance the looks of each model.

Better Ergonomics for Electra Glides

The Electra Glide Ultra Classic Low and Ultra Limited Low motorcycles have all been fettled to provide lower seat height and a stability and stance designed to inspire confidence, the company says.

Each of those models benefit from Project Rushmore features, which include strengthened and redesigned frames and a stronger motor.

Harley-Davidson has added eight new color schemes to its line-up.Courtesy Harley-Davidson

The CVO Street Glide gets a new Boom! Audio system that pushes 600 watts of power through four, dual-amped front and rear three-way speakers.

Harley-Davidson says their limited-production bagger now delivers “shocking volume” while maintaining outstanding sonic quality.

All these CVOs get a trick paint scheme available in four color options.

The CVO Road Glide Ultra

The top-of-the-line, “super premium” CVO Road Glide Ultra is slathered in chrome and custom paint and comes with improved aerodynamics, luxury touring essentials and the performance of a Harley-Davidson’s strongest motor, the Screamin’ Eagle twin-cooled, twin-cam 110 engine.

The company has expanded its color palette for 2015 to include eight new paint colors, including new custom colors like Black Magic and Radioactive Green and the new Hard Candy Custom metal flake finishes, Cancun Blue Flake and Quicksilver Flake.

Courtesy Harley-Davidson

The new 2015 Harley-Davidson motorcycles started arriving at dealerships Aug. 26 and come with a full complement of accessories.

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