Additional model range highlights include:
The entry point into the HD line-up is the long-lived Sportster—a "small" bike with an 883cc engine and $8,249 starting price. Familiar models carry forward, including the SuperLow, Iron 883, Forty-Eight, Seventy-Two, and larger 1200XL. For the new model year, Sportsters benefit from improved braking, with larger front rotors, larger dual-piston calipers, revised brake hand control, and the availability of antilock brakes—a welcomed addition on a bike targeted toward less-experienced riders. The Sporties also come with a new electrical system that brings a redesigned analog speedometer, more ergonomic hand controls, restyled side cover and oil tank, and an updated exhaust system.
At the mid-range, a standout is the Fat Bob. For 2014, the Fat Bob is treated to a Dark Custom makeover that brings numerous cosmetic details to make this machine look even more menacing. The Twin Cam 103 engine is finished in black powdercoat, and the blackout treatment continues to several other elements, such as shock covers, battery box, and wheels. Other tweaks include a slash-cut rear fender, LED tail lamps, slim seat, and a stripe on the five-gallon fuel tank. The Fat Bob starts at $15,699. The Dyna line begins with the Street Bob at $13,349, which is upgraded to the Twin Cam 103 for the new model year.
Most of the updates are to be found on the big Touring bikes. All Touring models gain new front suspension components, with fatter forks and retuned damping. Further, they also benefit from a linked brake system with ABS that optimizes front and rear brake force distribution above 20 mph. At lower speeds, the front and rear brakes work independently.
Select touring models feature Harley’s new infotainment system, known as Boom! Box. Offered with a 4.3- or 6.5-inch screen, the system is naturally tailored to motorcycle riders, with Bluetooth-connectivity, voice control, integrated iPod controls, electronic gauges, and USB port. All functions are controlled through thumb-operated joysticks, located on the left and right handle bar, which sounds potentially distracting. The version with the larger touchscreen also includes navigation and is satellite radio ready.
These highway-eating models are further distinguished with new fairing, fenders, saddle bags, luggage box, and wheels.