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Updated March 2020

Harley-Davidson motorcycles are divided into seven lines: Sportsters, Dynas,  Softails, Touring, Trikes, and the limited-edition Custom Vehicle Operations line.

More than any other brand Harley-Davidson sells a lifestyle and its lineup of heavyweight cruisers, tourers and standards are some of motorcycling’s ultimate status symbols. While those with deep pockets and experience have their sights set on some of Harley’s most sought after bikes like the CVO Street Glide, the Wisconsin-based manufacturer has not forgotten the little guy (or gal). Harley-Davidson has made a concerted effort to lure new riders into the H-D fraternity by building motorcycles with low seat heights and affordable prices like the Sportster 883 Low, Street 500 and 750.

Harley-Davidson has also recognized its need to diversify its offerings, with electric motorcycles like the Livewire, Streetfighters like the Bronx, and Adventure Tourers like the Pan America all destined to put Harley-Davidson into markets it hasn’t entered before.

First introduced in 1957, the Sportster line of Harley-Davidsons is one of many iconic Harley models still around today. Originally equipped with a 55 cubic inch overhead valve V-Twin, the Sportster has long been the “performance” Harley.

When the Harley-Davidson Softail first hit the scene in the mid-1980s, it debuted the 1340cc Evolution engine – the most advanced Harley-Davidson engine yet. The Softail also hid the rear shock, a clever design element to give the appearance of a hardtail, without the discomfort.

2020 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Limited

When you think of Harley-Davidson, one of the many things you think of is touring bikes. The FLT range really kicked that off in 1980 and continues to innovate in the touring world today.

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Harley-Davidson’s recent attempt at a low-cost, entry level motorcycle, the Street 500 and Street 750 siblings are powered by a new Revolution X engine with a six-speed transmission. As is common with today’s global economy, parts are sourced from global suppliers with final assembly (at least for the US market) occurring in America. Other markets will see production and manufacturing for the Street line occur entirely in India.

The Milwaukee-Eight project introduced a new V-Twin to the Harley-Davidson lineup, now with four valve heads, a single camshaft, and–get this–liquid-cooling!

Harley-Davidson becomes the first major manufacturer to tackle electric motorcycles with this, the Livewire. A project many years in the making, the Livewire is Harley’s halo project, meant to demonstrate what to expect from The Motor Company in its future of electrification.

Looking towards the future, Harley-Davidson finds itself diversifying, heading into the streetfighter market with this, the Bronx. Powered by a 975cc Revolution Max V-Twin, the 60-degree V angle is liquid-cooled and claimed to make more than 115 hp and 70 lb-ft.

Harley-Davidson is also looking to tap into the popular Adventure-Touring market with this, the Pan America. Powered by a 1250cc version of the Revolution Max V-Twin, Harley is claiming more than 145 hp and 90 lb-ft. of peak torque.

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