With the Electra Glide Revival, Harley-Davidson today presents the new Icons Collection, an edition that will be expanded year after year in the future. It includes motorcycles that are produced in strictly limited quantities and tie in with traditional shapes as well as American style by picking up classic Harley-Davidson designs or ideas about the future of motorcycle design.
As part of the Icons Collection, Harley-Davidson will present one or two models annually in the future, which will be produced exclusively in the respective year. The production of such a model will then neither be continued nor resumed at a later date. Each motorcycle of the Icons Collection is provided with a serial number and the buyer receives a certificate of authenticity.
"With the strategic plan 'The Hardwire', we are committed to bringing motorcycles to market that increase desirability and continue our long tradition," said Jochen Zeitz, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson. "That's why I'm proud to present today our new, strictly limited Icons Collection, extraordinary adaptations of production bikes that form a successful synthesis of our great past and our promising future."
The first model of a new collection
The Harley-Davidson Icons Collection makes its debut with the launch of the Electra Glide Revival, a retro classic for old-school fans looking for a motorcycle with a style as distinctive as it is timeless. Worldwide production of the Electra Glide Revival is limited to 1,500 units, which are expected to be available at authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships in late April. The recommended retail price in Germany is 29,995 euros.
The look of the Electra Glide Revival is inspired by the Electra Glide of 1969, the first Harley-Davidson to optionally be equipped with a Batwing fairing. With its characteristic shape, this fairing became an iconic and often copied styling feature that helped directly identify a Harley-Davidson among a variety of motorcycles. Even with current Harley-Davidson models, the basic shape of the original design is immediately recognizable. In 1969, the trim and cases were only offered as white fiberglass parts, which is why the Electra Glide Revival replicates this look with a birch white livery of the corresponding components. Inspired by the sixties, the tank medallion and the Electra Glide lettering on the front fender contribute to the classic style. The Electra Glide Revival is offered in a single livery, also inspired by the original color scheme of 1969: the tank is two-tone in Hi-Fi Blue and Black Denim, separated by a strip in Birch White. Hi-Fi Blue also carry the fenders and the side covers.
"In our fast-paced world, we humans are all constantly subject to some kind of change," said Brad Richards, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Styling and Design. "The Electra Glide Revival is like a tranquil oasis in this hectic era. It makes the original Harley-Davidson DNA, which laid the foundation for Grand American Touring, come alive."
The design highlights of the Electra Glide Revival also include a solo saddle with a black and white cover and chrome-plated railing. It was mounted on a shock absorber with adjustable hairspring – another tribute to the Harley-Davidson FL models of the 1960s and a functional feature that increases comfort. Chrome-plated cross-spoke wheels and wide whitewall tires contribute to the nostalgic look, as do the glossy chrome layer on the front fender and suitcase trim, the "fan" air filter cover, the fork tube covers and the auxiliary headlights – design that captivates the eye.
The Electra Glide Revival is powered by the Milwaukee Eight 114 V Twin, which combines rich performance with classic Harley-Davidson look, sound and feel.
Other features of the Harley-Davidson Touring models
The Electra Glide Revival scores with classic style, but its technology is completely up to date. Its payload capacity and performance benefit from the rigid Harley-Davidson Touring frame, a double-loop tubular steel construction with a backbone upper. In combination with the chassis components, it is perfect for long-distance driving. In order to ensure optimum handling depending on the load, the preload of the struts, which are designed using emulsion technology, can be hydraulically adjusted by hand with a rotary controller. The front wheel is guided by a 49-millimeter fork, which provides linear damping characteristics with its dual-bending valve technology.
The classic Batwing fairing features a high, clear windshield and the Splitstream Vent, a cleverly placed air intake that reduces turbulence in the driver's head area. An electronic cruise control system provides added driving comfort over long distances, while a powerful halogen headlight and two auxiliary headlights provide excellent illumination of the road surface while underlining the nostalgic styling of the Electra Glide Revival.
The Boom! Box GTS infotainment system with colour touchscreen supplies two speakers mounted in the fairing and offers, among other things, a modern navigation function. It can be used with control buttons or – when paired with a compatible headset – by voice control and is prepared for use with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Also standard on board are the Harley-Davidson RDRS Safety Enhancements, a package of driving safety systems that adapt the engine power to the available traction when accelerating, decelerating and braking:
For more information on the Harley-Davidson Icons Collection and the Electra Glide Revival, see www.Harley-Davidson.com.
Electra Glide Revival (FLH)
The most important technical data and the prices at a glance
Displacement: 1868 cm3
Power kW (HP)/rpm: 69 (94)/5250
Torque Nm/rpm: 158/3250
Warranty: four years
Limitation: 1,500 copies (worldwide)
Germany: expected one copy per authorized dealer
Expected to be on sale in Germany: end of April
Recommended retail price Germany: 29,995 euros
(plus transport and assembly fee of 560 euros)