2013 Harley-Davidsons Feature New CVO Breakout, Updated Street Bob, and 110th Anniversary Models
While the 2013 Harley-Davidson lineup wasn’t the biggest year for new model releases, the 110th anniversary of the Motor Company was celebrated through a slew of special edition paint finishes and style treatments. First and foremost for the ’13 lineup is the Hard Candy Custom theme, which lends a retro-style treatment via 16 different “big flake” colors, various accessories, and—in that great Harley tradition of masterful marketing—branded apparel. First seen on 2012′s Seventy-Two model, Hard Candy brings 1960′s chopper-inspired style via sparkling paint finishes which use tinted flakes more than seven times larger than typical metal flakes. The flashy stuff is applied onto a black base coat, and several clear coats are laid over that and finished with hand sanding. The four-model CVO lineup saw the introduction of the new Breakout, a low slung member of the Softail family powered by a Twin Cam 110B engine producing 112 ft-lbs of torque. With a steeply raked fork, the Breakout features chopped fenders and copious chrome along with flashy shimmering paint finishes, and a particularly memorable Hard Candy Gold Dust and Liquid Sun with Pagan Gold with a mirror-like finish. The 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are accented with ridged spokes, and the bike comes standard with electronic cruise control, anti-lock brakes, keyless ignition, and a security system. Breakout production will be limited to approximately 1,900 units, and pricing starts at $26,499. Other CVO offerings include the return of the Ultra Classic Electra Glide ($37,599) and Road Glide Custom ($32,999); newly introduced for the 2013 model year lineup is the Road King ($29,999), which features a stereo with a 200-watt amplifier, a wind tunnel-tested detachable wind splitter windshield, and a new solo touring seat with removable pillion attachments. Harley’s non-CVO lineup features the expansion of their H-D1 factory customization option, which allows buyers to configure their bikes online using a palette of over 2,000 combinations of paint and accessories, to the Street Bob and 1200 Custom models. No fewer than 10 of Harley’s non-CVO bikes are available in 110th Anniversary editions, and production of each 110th Anniversary model will be limited and serialized, along with commemorative solid bronze fuel tank badges and model-specific factory installed options. In other 2013 news, the Street Bob model has been updated with blacked out components, a chopped rear fender with a side-mounted license plate that flips flat against the bike, and all-in-one stop/turn/tail lights. The bike’s new risers enable easier customization, and the setup can be ordered with standard mid mounts, or optional forward mounted foot controls. Mini-ape handlebars are standard, while drag bars or pull-back bars can be ordered. The Street Bob comes with a standard Twin Cam 96 B engine, and can be outfitted with an optional Twin Cam 103 mill. The 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob starts at $12,999 in vivid black. And finally, Harley revisits the trike world by re-introducing the Tri Glide Ultra Classic. Starting at $30,999 in vivid black, this Twin Cam 103-powered three-wheeler features a 4-speaker, 80-watt sound system and a 4.3 cubic foot trunk topped by an injection molded Tour-Pak with 2.26 cubic feet of volume. Stay tuned for more 2013 Harley-Davidson news and reviews.