Harley plans to add the Low Rider S to its Softail portfolio by launching it in India sometime soon and invited us to ride the motorcycle around Malaga, Spain. And we tried to figure out what separates the regular from the special.Read full review
The similarities between the two are many. Both cost around Rs 7 lakhs, come with 'all-black' styling, and have liquid cooled twin cylinder engines that masquerade as air cooled units, you know, just to trick you into believing these have old world charm. These are also both low slung, laid back and ideal upgrades for various Royal Enfield owners.
Born out of necessity to keep Americans loyal to the brand, the Harley-Davidson Sportster was a multipurpose superbike of the era. A hill climber, drag racer, land speed racer, ice racer, road racer, flat track racer and an all-around road bike rolled into one, the Sportster's spectrum stretched from racing to touring and everything in between.
There are quite a few forces at work here trying to tug a prospect in their respective directions. There’s brand, origin, genre, technology and character. One must make a choice between air-cooling versus liquid-cooling; simplicity vs electronics; cruiser vs street; American vs British; Harley-Davidson vs Triumph. With Rs 10-11 lakh to spare and an eye firmly trained at the 1200cc-twin layout, one must choose between the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom and the Triumph Bonneville T120. It isn’t an easy choice to make, unless, like us, you decide to go for the better product. And to find out which of the two is the better motorcycle, we headed to our favourite road; only the rain gods decided to play havoc. But, we soldiered on…
The 1200 Custom is the latest Harley entrant into the Indian market. Positioned between the Iron 883 and the Forty Eight, the 1200 Custom was introduced to fill in the void that was left after the Superlow was taken off the India line-up.
The Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight has always been a motorcycle that adds plenty of value in terms of aesthetics to the Sportster range and that’s all. With the 2016 updates on the bike, the company has proved it again that sometimes styling is more important than practicality and comfort.
This is the updated Street 750 which has been launched in India under Harley-Davidson’s new marketing initiative – Dark Custom. Launched at 2014 Auto Expo, the Street 750 was the answer to everyone’s affordable premium cruiser dream. While the bike did set the sales chart on fire, it still had some niggles which has been rectified by Harley-Davidson in this model.