Harley-Davidson Presents Six New Models for 2006
New Frame and 6-Speed Cruise Drive Transmission for All-New Dyna Platform
MILWAUKEE, July 23 -- Six new models and a host of styling and engineering updates highlight a diverse line of American V-Twin motorcycles from Harley-Davidson for 2006. Leading the way is the Dyna family of performance custom motorcycles, which has been completely re-engineered for 2006 and incorporates a new 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission and two new models: the minimalist FXDBI Street Bob and a limited-production FXDI 35th Anniversary Super Glide. New models also join the Softail, Touring and VRSC product families.
"It's especially appropriate that the debut of a retooled FXD Dyna line coincides with the 35th anniversary of the FX Super Glide, the motorcycle that sparked the concept of a factory custom motorcycle and evolved to the FXD," said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Director of Motorcycle Product Development.
The 2006 motorcycles from Harley-Davidson represent generations of personal enthusiasm for riding with, and learning from, the most demanding customers on the road. Harley-Davidson believes a great motorcycle must function well as a machine and make an emotional statement. Each new Harley- Davidson motorcycle reflects a passion that has burned undiminished for more than a century. Highlights of the 2006 Harley-Davidson line include:
-- The Dyna family is re-engineered and features new frame geometry, new 49mm forks, and the new 6-speed Cruise Drive transmission. The limited- edition FXDI 35th Anniversary Super Glide commemorates the introduction of the original factory custom, the 1971 FX Super Glide. The new FXDBI Street Bob offers minimalist styling reminiscent of the early days of home-built customs. -- The Softail line features the reintroduction of the charismatic FLST/I Heritage Softail and the Bobtail goes wide with the debut of a wide, 200mm rear tire on the FXST/I Softail Standard, FXSTB/I Softail Night Train and FXSTS/I Springer Softail. -- The Touring family includes the new FLHX/I Street Glide, an "undressed" dresser that's sure to cause a stir. The new Advanced Audio System by Harman/Kardon (available on all radio-equipped motorcycles) is an integrated advanced audio system that sets a new standard for the motorcycle industry. -- The liquid-cooled revolution continues for 2006 with the introduction of two new models to the VRSC family, the agile VRSCR Street Rod roadster and the menacing VRSCD Night Rod. -- All six models in the XL Sportster family offer a new, smoother- shifting transmission and significantly reduced clutch effort for 2006. -- Harley-Davidson will offer eight new paint colors and two-tone combinations for 2006. -- Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) has created the new FLHTCUSE Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide for 2006. Powered by the Screamin' Eagle 103 Stroker Twin Cam engine and featuring an exclusive paint scheme, the new Harman/Kardon Advanced Audio System, and a host of custom accessories, the new Screamin' Eagle Ultra brings a new level of performance and style to the touring scene. The VRSCSE2 Screamin' Eagle V-Rod, FLSTFSE2 Screamin' Eagle Fat Boy and the VRXSE Screamin' Eagle Destroyer professional-level drag-racing motorcycle round out the CVO line for 2006.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight street, custom and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson/Buell dealers and customers.