110 Years: A Two-wheeled Love Affair

As we all know the 20110 Years: A Two-wheeled Love Affair13 Model year marks the 110th year of business for Harley-Davidson, as the norm when milestones are reached Harley celebrates the auspicious occasion by releasing 110th Anniversary Edition model motorcycles and by having spectacular events all year long, culminating with the Homecoming in Milwaukee. The 2013’s have been released and in addition to the anniversary models, H-D has expanded its H-D1 Factory Customization program to include The Street Bob, with the returning Sportster 1200 Custom. What this means is you have the option to customize your bike from the factory with paint, wheels, controls, seats and so on, giving you a 1 of a kind bike. Also new for ’13 is The Breakout, a slammed and chopped Softtail  model premiering in the CVO line up . All total there are 31 models in Harley’s stable for you to choose from and factoring in the countless number of colors available plus the never ending supply of accessories, there is good chance you will never “see” your bike while you’re out on the road.(The photo on the left is my end result after sampling HD1 Customization online)

This year there will be ten different models available as part of the 110th Anniversary Editions.  They will have a unique serial number plate and Anniversary Vintage Bronze/Anniversary Vintage Black paint (the CVO models will wear Diamond Dust/Obsidian paint).   Each anniversary bike will feature commemorative solid bronze fuel tank badges plated in black nickel and then distressed to highlight the bronze. A bright gold-tone Bar and Shield cloisonné is inserted in the main body of the “single wing” badge along with special anniversary badging and trim.  All of the Anniversary Editions will be loaded up with factory-installed options as ‘standard equipment’ including a premium price between $665 and $2,495 over the non-Anniversary models.

The ten 110th Anniversary Edition motorcycles offered from Harley-Davidson are:

  • Sportster 1200 Custom 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 1,500): MSRP $11,699
  • Dyna Super Glide® Custom 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 1,450): MSRP $15,999
  • Fat Boy® Lo 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 1,750): MSRP $19,499
  • Heritage Softail® Classic 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 1,900): MSRP $20,799
  • Road King® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 1,750): MSRP $20,999
  • Electra Glide® Ultra Limited 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 3,750): MSRP $25,999
  • Tri Glide® Ultra Classic® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of1,450): MSRP $33,499
  • CVO™Screamin’ Eagle Ultra Classic® Electra Glide® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 1,100): MSRP $38,599
  • CVO™ Screamin’ Eagle Road King® 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 900): MSRP $30,999
  • CVO™ Screamin’Eagle Road Glide® Custom 110th Anniversary Edition (limited to a quantity of 900): MSRP $33,999

Rest assured Harley-Davidson will celebrate this achievement all year long with many grand events for you to attend on the local level as well as the national and world stage. With the production numbers low on The 100th Anniversary Edition motorcycles, they won’t stick around long, so if you want one, head over to your local H-D dealer and pick one up.