Sportster XL 883N Iron and XL 1200X Forty-Eight Dark Custom. Evil and dark is often more interesting than loving, well behaved and orderly. Without charismatic villains successful blockbuster would only Montesori school television. And the slogan "Brave girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere" should also make us think. Harley-Davidson now proposes also the grim direction - welcome to the "Dark Custom" series with all-round improved Sportster models!
"Dark Custom makes all the beauty of pure motorcycle experience," said Harley-Davidson Styling Director Brad Richards, "the beauty of each screw, those of steel and rubber and, not least those of the Harley-Davidson V-Twins, because he is the heart of all our machines. Dark Custom is deeply rooted in the long history of Harley-Davidson designs, and at the same time it invites the driver to customize his bike with his ideas and our accessories. "
The aim of this pithy speech is not hard to see: A Harley is already a great success as the original, but only with Harley-Davidson Custom parts it is an absolute unique piece! However, for already the base fits the demands of the fans, was neatly laid hands on all Sportster models. Above all, the XL 883N Iron now shines with a completely different chassis, the Europeans suits us perfectly.
In addition to the cartridge fork with new progressive springs, which prevent the penetration effectively, new emulsion shock absorbers including a separate oil reservoir to be installed at the stern. Thus also the stern now reacts sensitively to bumps pleasant, in addition, the preload on the progressive-rate springs can be adjusted continuously. And indeed, one can so athletic whet with any other, new 2016 model around corners, as with the Sportster. Since the power deficit of almost 50 percent is quickly forgotten when you can lie down even further into the curve, while the others already grind their footboards.
Custom by Harley Davidson
To show that Tuning and Customizing can go at Harley-Davidson in all directions, the Americans presented us equal a custom model of the 883 Iron with sporty features available: headlamp covers, down cranked arm, red brake calipers and the quilted seat act one hand, more dynamic than one would expect from a Sportster 883, on the other hand they are more comfortable than one would expect by the somewhat good sitting position.
Forty-Eight with powerful fork
The Harley-Davidson XL 1200X Forty-Eight is ready for a new chassis. At the rear, like the Sportster 883 models equipped with new, more sensitive spring legs flaying especially the new fork at the front powerful impression: 49 millimeters stanchion diameter assist in the slim line of Forty-Eight in combination with the wide 130er-front tire especially good,
Another Harley Davidson specialty
Finally, the Dark Custom palette still includes other models such as the new Street Bob Special which differs from its obviously not quite as special sister by a Badlander bench, a flat handlebar and forward controls. That brings to a more everyday practicality, since you can enjoy the special also for two, on the other hand causes the flat and wide handlebars equal a much comfort and sportier look - if someone takes on a Harley-Davidson.
Dark Custom Sweepstakes
In the months of September and October 2016 Harley-Davidson offers a special raffle for all Harley fans: Who makes a test drive on a Dark Custom Bike, can now win a trip to the USA, to be there together with the Harley-Davidson designer Dai Nagao creating unique custom bike and even take them home! In addition, each participant has the chance to win one of the other prizes in the campaign. The Motor Company donated a Harley trip, Harley rental bikes, 25 leather jackets, 25 helmets, 25 T-shirts and 20 caps. Log on to the test drive you can easily under www.Harley-Davidson.com.
Sportster XL 883N Iron and XL 1200X Forty-Eight
Who wants to get to know the new Sportster models and all other 2016 Harley-Davidson novelties such as Fat Boy S, S or Slim Street Bob Special personally, already in the coming week has a chance. Already for the 18th time meeting September 8 to 13 thousands Biker's largest motorcycle event in Europe at Faaker See - the European Bike Week. At the center stands next to the new models of course festival atmosphere á la Harley-Davidson with beautiful excursions throughout the region and in the evening with a clenched stage program. And obviously we will also once again a huge load of 1000 HP photo galleries and videos of the European Bike Week to bring, you would forward to it! Image by; 1000ps.de.