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Motorcycle first look Harley Davidson’s Electra Glide Revival: Old-school cool has never looked so good 

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Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival. Photo: Josh Kurpius

Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival. Photo: Josh Kurpius

Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival. Photo: Josh Kurpius

Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival. Photo: Josh Kurpius

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Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival. Photo: Josh Kurpius

The designers at HD are seeing themselves out of the ‘Great Unhappiness’ by re-doing a whole brace of their bikes in a limited-edition finish. And this month they get the ball rolling with a very limited-edition Electra Glide.

This ‘Icons Collection’ will elevate traditional designs as well as celebrating Americana, either by revisiting classic Harley-Davidson themes or exploring ideas that represent the future of motorcycle styling.

There will be a a single production run for each motorcycle model, meaning that if you buy one of these bikes you can be assured it will be one of a very limited kind. Each motorcycle will be numbered, and the owners will receive a certificate of authenticity.

The Electra Glide Revival will be a retro-classic motorcycle for the nostalgist who likes to ride a bike with style that’s both distinctive and timeless. As per the rest of the collection, it will be limited to a one-time build of just 1,500 numbered machines.

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Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival

Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival

Harley Davidson limited-edition Electra Glide Revival

The new machine is inspired by the 1969 Electra Glide, when the accessory fairing and saddlebags were only offered in white molded fiberglass. The Electra Glide Revival replicates that look with a Birch White painted finish. The tank medallion and Electra Glide script on the front fender which complete the bike’s look were inspired by the same machine, and the new model will only be offered in a single colour scheme, as with the 1969 bike.

Design highlights include a solo seat with a black-and-white cover as well as a chrome rail which is mounted over an adjustable coil spring and shock absorber – a nod to Harley’s FL models from the 1960s. The chrome, steel-laced wheels and wide whitewall tyres add to the nostalgic look, as does brilliant chrome detailing. Old-school cool has never looked this good.

The whole show is powered along by the latest Milwaukee-Eight 114 cubic inch V-twin engine. That’s 1,868cc in new money and it delivers inspiring performance while still elivering on that classic Harley-Davidson look, sound and feel. With a rather wonderful 118 foot pounds of torque, there isn’t anything that the rider is left wanting for in terms of performance.

Meanwhile, the six speed ‘Cruise Drive’ gear box reduces engine RPM at highway speeds, improving fuel economy making for a smoother ride.

That classic Bat Wing fairing now features a tall clear windshield which sits over a whole new screen. A Boom Box GTS infotainment system comes with a colour touchscreen. It powers two fairing-mount speakers and also features advanced navigation, and hand and voice commands. There is also Android Auto application as well as Apple CarPlay software compatibility.

Also standard is the entire suite of Harley-Davidson RDRS Safety Enhancements, including Cornering Enhanced Anti-Lock Brake System, Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Drag-torque Slip Control System and even Hill Hold Control.

To order what is sure to be a very special and much sought-after bike, contact Derek at Dublin Harley Davidson on 01 464 2211 or Alan at Waterford Harley Davidson on 051 844 200. Prices for the 2021 Electra Glide Revival start at €33,995 and include all our unpleasant taxes.

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