Harley-Davidson’s Dyna and Softail range will get the Milwaukee-Eight engine for 2018, according to leaked information.
The motorcycle in the Dyna and Softail range currently use the Twin Cam V-twin 1688cc ‘103’ or 1802cc ‘110’ engine. The ‘103’ and ‘110’ is the name of the engine and reflects its capacity in cubic inches.
For the 2018 range, there will be three sizes of the engine. One will be the largest 1923cc ‘117’ 104bhp engine, to be used only by CVO models. The other is a 1868cc ‘114’ which is a 101bhp engine. There is also the basic 92bhp, 1746cc unit named ‘107’.
The Milwaukee-Eight engine was introduced in 2017 on some models. The engine combines modern technology with existing machinery like the 45-degree V-angle and pushrod valve. This engine has four valves per cylinder and water-cooled cylinder heads on ‘Twin Cooled’ versions.
The motorcycles getting the Milwaukee-Eight engines are the Breakout, Fat Boy, Heritage Softail Classic, Street Bob, and Fat Bob. Harley-Davidson will reveal the entire range by the end of this month and we may see the updated bikes in India by early next year.