Harley is reducing its European range: 750, 883 and 1200 cc

Harley-Davidson Forty Eight Special
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Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent

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Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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Harley is obviously working on other new models.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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Images for the design application that have now appeared at the European Patent Office show a flat tracker.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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The prototype is optically based strongly on the Indian FTR 1200.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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The raised double pipe exhaust runs on the right side.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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The design is based on the new revolution engine.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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The license plate hangs on a swing arm, the lamp wears a small mask.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Flat Tracker Patent
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This is what a first draft of the flat tracker looked like.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Cafe Racer Patent
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The second prototype registered for design protection is a Cafe Racer.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Cafe Racer Patent
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Here, too, the revolution engine was designed around.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Cafe Racer Patent
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The exhaust is deep, the lamp is framed by a mask.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Cafe Racer Patent
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Short bench with one seat.

Harley-Davidson Prototype Cafe Racer Patent
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The final drive takes place in both cases via a belt drive.

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Stereo struts at the rear and conventional license plate mounting on the rear apron.

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First picture of the Cafe Racer prototype.

Harley-Davidson reduces Europe offer

750, 883 and 1200 will be deleted

Lovers of Sportster, Iron and Co. take note. With the changeover to Euro 5, all small models will no longer be available from the Americans’ European portfolio.

From January 1, 2021, the Euro 5 standard will apply to new motorcycles. In the model range of Harley-Davidson for Europe currently does not meet these requirements.

No Euro 5 for small engines, ten models are omitted

Now the Americans want to use the upcoming changeover to clean up the portfolio for Europe. Models with the 750 V2, models with the 883 V2 and models with the 1,202 cm³ V2 engine should not be converted to Euro 5. Specifically, we are talking about the models Street 750, Street Rod, Iron 883, Super Low, Sportster 1200 Custom, Iron 1200, Forty-Eight, Forty Eight Special, Super Low 1200T and Roadster. All of them will be dropped by the end of the year.

Obviously, the effort for an adjustment to the new legal regulations is too great and too expensive that it is still worthwhile for the low sales figures of these models in Europe. Anyone who hopes that Harley will now quickly create a heap for Europe in order to be able to further equip the market with daily registrations is likely to be disappointed. Many of the models mentioned are already in short supply in retail. There is no more in sight. So if you are still speculating on a small Harley, you should grab it quickly.

New model family is coming


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Harley-Davidson Flat Tracker Concept.

The end of the models now does not mean that Harley is leaving the smaller displacement segment fallow. With the upcoming Harley-Davidson Pan America, a new platform will find its way to Europe together with a new liquid-cooled V2. Harley has already shown how changeable this platform is with various designs. In addition to the Enduro, numerous other models are likely to come here.

Conclusion

The Euro 5 changeover will clean up the motorcycle market. At Harley it is now the small model family. A new small range of models is considered safe – then with modern water-cooled engines.

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