Harley-Davidson revealed its 2014 motorcycle line up today that includes seven Touring, Trike and Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO ™) models transformed by Project RUSHMORE, a customer-driven venture by Harley-Davidson to improve riding experience.
The culmination of a four-year product-development program, Project RUSHMORE introduces technology and design enhancements like Bluetooth®-enabled Boom! Box infotainment systems with GPS navigation, Daymaker™ LED headlamps, a new fairing with splitstream venting, and the Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrain.
“Project RUSHMORE is a Harley-Davidson product-development path that is customer-driven from start to finish,” said Scott Habegger, Harley-Davidson director of Motorcycle Planning.
“We like to say that at Harley-Davidson we ride with our customers and that’s never been more true. We are all in this together, and I think the result is some truly exceptional new motorcycles for 2014.”
The enhancements for the 2014 line up slot into four customer-defined categories:
Control: Inspiring rider confidence are the improved Daymaker™ LED or Dual Halogen lighting, Reflex™ Linked Brakes with ABS, and the Twin-Cooled™ High Output Twin Cam 103™ and High Output Twin Cam 103™ powertrains.
Infotainment: New colour-screen Boom! ™ Box infotainment systems combine quality audio, Bluetooth®connectivity, voice recognition, text-to-speech technology, GPS navigation, plus support for intercom and CB communications in a single module.
Feel: From the new Batwing fairing with splitstream venting to a refined passenger seating area, aerodynamics and ergonomics come together to improve comfort.
Style: The form and the function of many components are improved — a reshaped Tour-Pak® and saddlebags with convenient One-Touch design elements, sleeker fenders, lighter cast aluminium wheels and intuitive hand control switches.
These elements of Project RUSHMORE are applied to the following Harley-Davidson motorcycle models: Road King® Classic, Street Glide®, Electra Glide® Ultra Classic®, Electra Glide® Ultra Limited®, Tri Glide® Ultra Classic®, CVO Ultra Limited® and CVO Road King®
Additional news for 2014 from Harley-Davidson is the limited-production factory-custom CVO Softail® Deluxe model, the restyled Dyna® Fat Bob® model, and the introduction of ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) for all Sportster models (excluding Iron 883™).