Earlier this year, one of the most legendary motorcycle manufacturers in the world, Harley-Davidson, unveiled its 2021 model lineup to the global market. Less than three months later, the MoCo officially launched said model lineup in the Philippine market. Harley-Davidson’s cruisers have always been a big hit among motorcycle enthusiasts in the country. Thanks to their macho appearance, iconic exhaust note, and inherent badass attitude, nearly all of Harley’s bikes have become sought-after pieces in many enthusiasts’ collections.
For 2021, Harley-Davidson’s entry-level offering comes in the form of the Sportster Iron 883. Coming in at an enticing P700,000, the Iron 883 is the most affordable steed in the stable, as well as the smallest and most beginner-friendly. Moving up the ladder, we see some of the company’s more legendary machines such as the Street Bob and the Fat Boy, both of which boast an uprated Milwaukee-Eight 114 cubic inch engine. Translating to nearly 1,900cc of displacement, this powerful mill produces gobs of torque, making both bikes extremely capable on long-haul highway rides. Prices start at P1.1 million and P1.25 million for the Street Bob and Fat Boy respectively.
The 2021 model-year has also seen the introduction of the Low Rider S and Softail Standard into the local market. Starting at P1 million flat, the Softail Standard comes equipped with a similar Milwaukee-Eight engine as that of the Street Bob and Fat Boy. The Low Rider S, which is a tricked-out version of the Softail Standard, features updated suspension, as well as slightly more aggressive styling. This souped up cruiser fetches a price tag starting at P1.2 million.
For enthusiasts with a penchant for covering kilometers on end, and carrying a passenger and luggage, Harley-Davidson’s hot-rod baggers make a strong case. Leading the charge is the Road King Special which comes with a sticker price of P1.5 million. The Road Glide Special and Street Glide special continue to be available as premium options, as well. Combining a commanding road presence with the comfort of a long-distance tourer, Harley-Davidson is also making its Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) range of bikes available in the local market. Equipped with a range-topping Rockford Fosgate sound system, as well as head-turning color schemes and exclusive components, the CVO range of bikes has been designed for the most discerning of riders.