2020 harley-davidson, What’s new?
REFLEX™ DEFENSIVE RIDER SYSTEMS (RDRS)
Reflex™ Defensive Rider Systems (RDRS) is a new collection of technology designed to match motorcycle performance to available traction during acceleration, deceleration and braking.** The systems are designed to aid the rider in controlling the vehicle while accelerating and braking in a straight line or while in a turn. A rider may find the systems most helpful when riding in adverse road conditions and in urgent situations. The systems are electronic and utilize the latest chassis control, electronic brake control and powertrain technology. The features of RDRS are bundled together, except where noted.
RDRS features are standard on all 2020 Harley-Davidson CVO, Tri-Glide Ultra and Freewheeler® models, and the 2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire model. RDRS features are optional on all MY20 Touring models in the U.S. (except Electra Glide® Standard models).
** Available traction is determined by the road/tire interface. The systems bundled into the RDRS are only able to adjust brake pressure or powertrain torque in an attempt to keep the forces at the tire from exceeding available grip. These technologies do not have the ability to increase grip, or to intervene when the rider has not made a brake or throttle application (e.g. coasting through a corner with the clutch disengaged). RDRS is not a system to directly influence vehicle direction. This is a key difference between motorcycle RDRS and Automotive Stability Control. The rider is ultimately responsible for speed, steering, and path corrections.
The 2020 LiveWire™ model is an exhilarating motorcycle that pushes the boundaries of performance, technology and design in the two-wheel world. The LiveWire™ motorcycle delivers the look, feel and unique sound of a Harley-Davidson product: top-of-the-line components, premium finishes, and advanced design and technology.
The 2020 LiveWire model is the first in a broad portfolio of electric two-wheelers designed to establish Harley-Davidson as the leader in the electrification of motorcycles. Its debut is a significant part of the More Roads to Harley-Davidson plan to accelerate building the next generation of riders through new products in additional motorcycle segments, broader access and a commitment to strengthen dealers globally.
LOW RIDER S
The Low Rider® style has been giving people a new perspective for decades. And this year, we’re taking that thrilling perspective even further with the all-new Low Rider® S. The Low Rider® S is an all-new blacked-out performance-cruiser with a style that’s as aggressive as its ride. Loads of Milwaukee-Eight 114 Engine torque for blasting off from stoplights, hitting entrance ramps, and rolling on the passing power. Pure sound with a soul-satisfying rumble. Blacked-out finishes, moto-style bars with 4-inch risers, and mini speed screen let everyone know that this machine wasn’t built for those who want to take the conventional route. The defining element of the tall-bike style —the 1-inch diameter motocross-style handlebar is mounted on 4-inch risers to put you in an aggressive riding position.
ROAD GLIDE LIMITED
A fully loaded Grand Touring machine with 114 cubic inches of power and new premium finishes. Enjoy the ride to the fullest. You get a frame-mounted shark-nose fairing, a 13.5-inch windscreen and dual Daymaker® Reflector LED headlamps. There’s all-new painted pinstriping, a gloss-finish inner fairing, heated hand grips and Slicer II Contrast Bright wheels. Decide between a cool Chrome finish or a bold blacked-out finish straight from the factory. And to top off all that styling, help yourself to a new tank and front-fender medallions. The Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight® 114 V-Twin engine puts loads of power at your command. The H-D Connect Service will give you peace of mind no matter how far you are from it. The responsive frame and suspension, the electronic Reflex™ Linked Brembo® brakes with ABS, the roomy Tour-Pak® carrier, the BOOM!™ Box GTS infotainment and all the rest let you enjoy the ride to the fullest.
And of course the parts… the custom parts to make it your own. Harley would not be Harley if, after paying for the bike you would be enticed to spend the cost of a second bike to customize it and make it your own. Like every year the 2020 catalog has a plethora of parts to choose from, to make your ride look and perform better.
ABOUT HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR COMPANY
Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has fulfilled dreams of personal freedom by leading the innovation of two-wheeled mobility. The company offers an expanding range of leading-edge, distinctive and customizable motorcycles and brings the brand to life through Harley-Davidson riding experiences and exceptional motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel. Learn more about how Harley-Davidson is Building the Next Generation of Riders at www.harley-davidson.com.