2016 Harley-Davidson launch -4

Harley-Davidson seems to be moving away from the traditional image of the chrome-laden cruiser, and producing a machine in the traditional American iron style that is designed to appeal to the younger, more urban, rider. After launching the Dark Series Iron 883 and Forty-Eight earlier this year, Harley-Davidson Kuala Lumpur has launched the 2016 Roadster 1200 CX, Softail Slim S, and CVO Pro Street Breakout at RM110,000, RM160,000 and RM210,000, respectively.

The smallest of the newly launched cruisers is the Roadster 1200 CX, at RM110,000. Sporting a 1,200 cc air-cooled Evolution V-twin that puts out 103 Nm at 3,750 rpm, the 2016 Roadster weighs in at 249 kg, and comes in four colours – Velocity Red Sunglo, Billet Silver, Black Denim and Vivid Black.

Next in the line-up is the RM160,000 Softail Slim S, which comes with a Screamin’ Eagle twin-cam 110B air-cooled V-twin that displaces 1,801 cc, and makes 145 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Coming in at 308 kg, and a low-slung 650 mm seat height, the 2016 Softail Slim S has two colour options, Olive Gold Denim (picture) and Vivid Black.

At the top of the heap is the CVO Pro Street Breakout at RM210,000 – CVO standing for Harley’s Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycle department. Using the same 1,801 cc Screamin’ Eagle V-twin as the Slim S, the Breakout gets 151 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm from its mill. Owners can choose between two two-tone paint schemes, Starfire Black/Starfire Black and White Gold Pearl/Starfire Black (picture).

During the launch, Eskandar Esa, associate vice-president of Naza Prestige Bikes said, “Harley-Davidson is committed to providing an uncompromised level of quality service to all its customers, we have a team of highly competent and specially trained personnel.”