New Harley Models for 2011

Harley Davidson may be struggling still but is fighting all the way with the announcement of new models for 2011.

Showcased a couple of months back the Sportster XR1200X now has a price tag attached coming in at $11,799.  For your money you get a fully adjustable suspension set-up, including Showa big piston forks adjustable for compression and rebound damping, and Showa nitrogen-charged piggyback shocks, also adjustable for compression and rebound.   Extra gadgetry also includes Nissin four-piston calipers stopping floating brake rotors up front.  The Sportster is powered by a fuel-injected, 1,203 cc 45-degree air-cooled mill and spanking new white paint and a blacked-out engine and exhaust distinguish the X from the standard model.

If you can find $22,499 Harley’s Road Glide Ultra has all the highlights of the Ultra Classic Electra Glide but differs in using a frame-mounted fairing for this model.  A swathe of available upgrades include a Twin Cam 103  engine (which is a 1,690 cc), touring pack, weather beating fairing lowers, 80-watt Harmon Kardon sound system for blowing your mind on the highway, and quite possibly a kitchen sink!   The Harley Davidson Smart Security System, anti-lock brakes and cruise control, are featured as standard.

The biggest news is the new Sportster variant, the XL883L SuperLow shown above, and with a price of $7,999, the 883 cc SuperLow is the lowest-priced motorcycle of the 2011 range.

Harley Daidson describes the SuperLow as;

The brand NEW 2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow XL883L has all the new motorcycle features you want for easy handling. This easy to ride motorcycle offered at an affordable price makes this all new motorcycle one to try. The Harley SuperLow features: Sportster tank, longer travel rear suspension, low seat height, and comfortable rider cock-pit. The Sportster tank is the classic Sportster peanut tank, with a 4.5 gallon capacity. All SuperLow Sportster tanks are finished by hand and ooze authentic, premium Harley-Davidson custom style. Take the time to learn about all of the styling features and handling characteristics of the new 2011 Harley-Davidson SuperLow XL883L that make it authentic Harley-Davidson and a different riding experience from other Sportsters.

For more details on the new bikes or anything in Harley’s extensive range visit the Harley Davidson website

Specs For The Sportster XL883L SuperLow –

DIMENSIONS
Length 2215 mm
Seat Height
Laden N/A
Unladen 695 mm
Ground Clearance 100 mm
Rake Steering Head N/A
Trail 145 mm
Wheelbase 1500 mm
Fuel Capacity 17 L
Oil Capacity 2.65 L
Weight
Dry Weight 251 kg
Running Order 260 kg
Luggage Capacity
Volume N/A
Weight N/A
POWERTRAIN
Engine Air-cooled, Evolution®
Displacement 883 cc
Bore x Stroke 76.2 mm / 96.8 mm
Engine Torque J1349
Engine Torque 74 Nm @ 3750 rpm
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Primary Drive Chain, 34/57 ratio
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy City 5.23 l/100km
Fuel Economy Hwy 3.92 l/100km
Gear Ratio (Overall)
1st 10.407
2nd 7.436
3rd 5.53
4th 4.583
5th 3.93
6th N/A
WHEELS / TIRES
Wheels
Front Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Wheel Option N/A
Rear Black, Split 5-Spoke with Machined Rim
Tire Size
Front N/A
Rear N/A
ELECTRICAL
Instruments Handlebar-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock, dual tripmeter, low fuel warning light, low oil pressure light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights
Indicator Lamps High beam, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, low fuel warnings, low battery, security system (optional)
N/A
CHASSIS
Brakes Dual-piston front, single-piston rear
Parking Brake N/A
Lean Angle N/A
Exhaust System Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust with dual mufflers
COLOR OPTIONS
Vivid Black
Cool Blue Pearl
Merlot Sunglo / Vivid Black
Birch White / Sedona Orange

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