• Jul 30, 2009
2010 Harley-Davidson new model launches - Click above for high-res image gallery

Harley-Davidson has rolled out its revised line of motorcycles for 2010, and according to the Motor Company, the nine new models included in this year's catalog represent the largest number of introductions in the company's 106-year history. There aren't any new platforms for 2010, so expect to see small, incremental changes and improvements across the board in lieu of anything particularly innovative or radical.

A few of the highlights include four new models from Harley-Davidson's Custom Vehicle Operations group: CVO Fat Bob, CVO Softail Convertible, CVO Street Glide and CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide. As you would expect from Harley's upper-crust division, prices for these top-end models range from $25,299 to $35,999. At the other end of the spectrum, H-D also points out it has a total of five models priced under $10K. Naturally, there's plenty in between those opposing price brackets for fans of the good 'ol American V-Twin to choose from.

Check out our photo gallery of the nine new models below and click past the break for the full rundown of all the goods from H-D's official press release.




PRESS RELEASE:

Harley-Davidson Rolls out Nine New Models for 2010

More Performance, Features and Value Across Six Motorcycle Platforms

MILWAUKEE, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harley-Davidson roars into 2010 with nine new motorcycle models, the most expansive new-product introduction in the history of the Motor Company. Across six model platforms, Harley-Davidson achieves a fusion of tradition and technology in a motorcycle product line that offers more power, luxury, and style, and more value.

"This ambitious new motorcycle launch reaches to our riders with the incredible passion that Harley-Davidson has inspired for more than a century," said Bill Davidson, Harley-Davidson Vice President of Core Customer Marketing. "We are thrilled to offer our customers nine new models and a full selection of products for 2010 that lets their enthusiasm for enjoying great motorcycles continue at full throttle."

Highlights of the 2010 Harley-Davidson(R) line include:

* As the new king of the Harley-Davidson Touring line, the Electra Glide(R) Ultra Limited model delivers the performance upgrade of a Twin Cam 103(TM) engine, and features standard equipment items previously offered only as accessories on regular-production Harley-Davidson Touring models.

* The new Road Glide(R) Custom model looks lean and mean, with a slammed suspension, 18-inch front wheel and a new 2-into-1 exhaust system.

* The Wide Glide(R) returns as an all-new Dyna(R) model done in old-school chopper style, with black laced wheels, a chopped rear fender, black "wire" sissy bar, 2-1-2 Tommy Gun exhaust and an optional flame paint scheme. Priced starting at $14,499, the Wide Glide is also a great new value.

* The new Street Glide(R) Trike brings stripped-down, hot-rod styling to the three-wheel category, and joins the Tri Glide(TM) Ultra Classic(R) in an all new Trike family for 2010.

* Dressed in satin chrome and denim black, the new Fat Boy(R) Lo presents a darker and lower interpretation of the motorcycle that still defines the fat-custom segment.

* The 2010 Street Glide(R) model gets even more hot-rod soul, with updates that include a larger front wheel, slimmed-down exhaust, and a new tail light assembly. Street Glide takes a classic Harley-Davidson Touring profile to a low, light and lean extreme.

* No motorcycle on the road today matches the modern street attitude of the three exciting models in the Harley-Davidson VRSC(TM) family: V-Rod(R), Night Rod(R) Special and V-Rod Muscle(R). The explosive performance of the liquid cooled Revolution(R) V-Twin engine keeps VRSC at the top of the power cruiser food chain in 2010.

* The American motorcycle legend that is Harley-Davidson Sportster(R) features six models for 2010, including the $7,999 Iron 883(TM) introduced mid-year 2009 and four others priced less than $10,000.

* Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations(TM) (CVO(TM)), masters of shimmering chrome and bold paint, offers four new limited-production models for 2010. The CVO Softail(R) Convertible is a versatile urban touring motorcycle, while the CVO Street Glide is a high-performance hot-rod bagger. The CVO Ultra Classic(R) Electra Glide(R) and CVO Fat Bob(R) models are refreshed for 2010 with new paint schemes and styling details. All CVO models are powered by a Twin Cam 110(TM) engine, the largest displacement V-Twin offered by Harley-Davidson.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanx, but no. As per usual, US may have invented a "harley" bike, but I'd go Japanese since they make them better.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I mostly agree with Epyx. I am a huge KTM nut right now, they build some great bikes for both on and off road. I used to have a Honda Nighthawk 750, it was a good but utterly dull motorcycle. Give me a bike with some soul, some personality, and some flair. I'd really like an Aprilia Tuono, but there isn't an Aprilia dealership within 3 hours of my house. Since I can't get an Aprilia locally, I think my next bike is going to be a Triumph Speed Triple or KTM Super Duke.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I guess I spoke too absolutly about Metric cruisers (which I dont think the V-Max qualifys as). I should have said they are great bikes but GENERALLY have little sould quality. They built TOO well I guess you could say. That is not a negative comment.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Epyx, never heard of the Vmax??? An original first year Vmax (1985) could leave a Vrod for dead. VMax is definitely a cult bike. In fact, it was only updated for this model year after almost 25 years of minor changes. You may want to stick to commenting on cars or something you have more experience with. And yes, I have owned a large variety of motorcycles from Ducati, HD, Buell,Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki. Two strokes and four strokes. 9 sec street bikes to 170HP sportbikes and back to cruisers and over again to dual sports and supermotos. Over 60 cycles in all covering 40 model years.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "People who ride Harleys ride them to show off to their friends on weekends." -

        Although you did not quantify and purely pulled from your ass, this statement is essentially true of most people in the US that ride any type of bike, not just HD products. Sport bikes are toys as are Harleys as our Metric cruisers. VERY few people use a motorcycle as their only method of transportation. Cruisers and sport bikes are all freaking toys and nothing more. Why is this a negative? Class envy? Hardly anyone needs a motorcycle of any type.

        The touring bikes are a little different - Goldwings and Harley Touring bikes rack up LOTS of miles. That's what they do and they do it very well. Some riders prefer the high tech Goldwing while others prefer the complacent ride and tradition of the HD Touring models.

        "In real life, they are overly heavy, and impractical, as well as technologically backward." Impractical is subjective, overly heavy - for what purpose? Technologically backward - depends on the bike. Again, motorcycles are a hobby, recreation.

        Maxiscooters? Really. Basic transportation yes I agree. Convenient, yes I agree/ Economical, yes I agree. Fun, sometimes. Fun to ride on the highway, some are big enough but still not the best suited for that task. Completely lame - almost always. I would argue that the Ural Hack is muck more practical than a scooter and is quite cool looking.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @BoxerFanatic

        "The Harley Davidson Motorcycle is the best suited machine to turn gasoline into noise without the benefit of horsepower."

        Thanks for putting a huge smile upon my mug. Your industry observations are spot on. My last ride was a 1974 Triumph Trident.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry, the proper spelling is MotoCzysz

        Even if the motorcycle takes off... people are going to continue to have trouble with that name... :D
        • 5 Years Ago
        Of course I know of the infamous V-Max. It is a beast of a bike. Super high tech, complicated machinery that can out perform almost anything. Did I say something negative about the V-Max or any metric bike? I dont think I did, just that they are different.

        I never said HD was better than any bike or that Triumph are the best or that Metrics suck. I tried to make the point that there are different merits to different brands. Very few "suck" or are "crap."

        It is pretty much true that HD enjoys high resale, tremendous brand loyalty, and does have some inovative products. Is that a negative statement against others? I dont think it is.

        The V-Max is a cool bike. It isnt the best looking but it a monster when it comes to performance. Is that fair? They are kind of rare so that is cool as well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Harley is one of the few American auto related companies doing well nowadays.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Given the market, I'm not surprised that Harley has no new platforms. But the crowing about having the most changes ever just seems silly as the company counts every new paint combination.

      If you're looking for new, check out the Triumph Thunderbird. I'm not a cruiser guy at all, but that's a really pretty, well-done bike at a decent price.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Thank you Mr. Hanses. In America, motor cycles are considered discretionary spending. In a recession, things will slow down. It would be stupid to spend money on developing new bikes now.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Triumph Thunderbird is a very nice bike and the price is awesome at less than 13k. The closest competitor at the motor company is the VRSC line ranging from 15-18K. The Vrod has the better motor (imo) but the lesser price of the Triumph would be hard to resist.
        For sure the bikes should be cross shopped.

        HD did introduce some significant changes last year with the XR and Muscle. There is talk of the Touring models going liquid cooled at mid-year.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Harleys were crap when I motorcycled back in the '70's through the mid 80's. Are they still crap? I thought (hoped) they might have improved over time.

      These days, I feel like giving the finger to the Harley clowns with loud, straight pipes...so obnoxious, and the cops could care less.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Pipes are obnoxious but it is not limited to HD riders. They dont come stock like that.

        Sportbike riders have just as loud aftermarket exhaust as do some metric cruiser riders. The only riders I can say are completly off the hook are Goldwings and BMWs, -those guys are usually long haul riders and loud pipes suck on the highway - it is just dronning.

        I agree 100% about loud straight pipes. It is a dumb thing that adds little performance value and often negative.

        Police do ticket for it but not enough. In PA a bike wont pass inspection - problem is many bike are not inspected. I think the PA law is no more than 85dcb at 30 feet (at a certain RPM). There is a law, just not sure what the specifics are, the same is true for cars btw. Dont see it much anymore but remember the old glass packs?


      • 5 Years Ago
      HD's have just never done it for me. Or cruisers altogether for that matter. (But will drool over a custom dragster.) I paid $5k for my SV650, new in '99 and can't help but laugh when beating them at the "light to light" game, knowing they paid double in most cases. ...welcome being spanked by Buells though. Call me a masochist lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Touche - those guys are delusional. I always blow past them on my little "girls bike" Sportster.
        • 5 Years Ago
        ...and a SV650, especially the nekid first gen, is hardly a sports bike. Sporty, yes. Sports-bike, no. Its a standard (up-right riding position), low tech (carbs and all), basic motorcycle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL @ haters.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've owned a few bikes, but never a Harley. However, I totally understand the appeal of a Harley. I can tell by the posts here that I am in the minority. The big difference is in quality, park a Harley next to a Honda and compare them. Hondas use a lot of chrome colored plastic in places where a Harley uses real chrome. The paint is better on a Harley, the seats are better, the grips are better. The Harley is the real McCoy while the Honda is a knock-off. Only two companies can really compete with Harley for my money if I buy a cruiser, and they are Victory and Triumph.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree with you on the materials, but then that's mostly what Harley are for, showing off all the chrome when they're parked. They just don't do anything well except gleam, vibrate and make noise, while appealing to the Easy Rider fetishist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      HD sell's more TShirts than Motorcycles.
      The government already gave them a bailout in the 70's early 80's in the form of tariff's on non-US made bikes with motors larger than 400cc's if my memory is correct.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "HD sell's more TShirts than Motorcycles."

        Really, HD sells more $20 t-shirts than $15K bikes? No kidding? Wow, never would have guessed a $20 product could possibly outsell a $15K product. That is so strange.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It amazes me every time a Harley Davidson post comes up, 1000 wankers who don't know squat about motorcycles chime in and talk about what crap HD is and how japanese, italian, german, etc. bikes are so much better. Get a god dame clue.

      When it comes to cruising motorcycles, Harley Davidson blows everyone else out of the water. It's not even a contest. And the fact that its made right here in the United States is something to be proud of. Motorcycles is one of the few things left this country does well, and you retards want to bash it... just to bash it.

      "Ah, only posers ride HD's." Yea, you're right. The millions upon millions of Harley Davidson riders all over the world are all POSERS! You got it all figured out. Hey dill hole... maybe, just maybe... YOU'RE the poser! Sitting on your little computer talking smack about something you know NOTHING about. And my guess....too girly, too broke and too busy playing video games to ever own a motorcycle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Throwing my 2 cents in here, I agree with the comments in general about Harleys. I think MOST of their customers are just posers riding on the weekends. Harleys are not very practical for commuting...for that, especially in he city, a scooter cannot be beat! I also prefer European bikes to Japanese...give me Triumph, BMW, or anything Italian any day! Currently ride an Italian bike to work EVERY day as my commuting vehicle. I see other riders on Stars, Yamahas, Kawasakis, and countless scooters, but NOBODY is commuting on a Harley. I have also owned a Honda, very reliable motor but cheap plastic parts as a pevious poster noted and I totally agree! I LIKE the fact that Autoblog covers motorcycles, keeps it interesting.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok here come the hate filled comments from people that dont even own motorcycles....

      3.2.1....go
        • 5 Years Ago
        Did you know Brian is a huge douche?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Epyx
        Turd sandwich.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I have owned a motorcycles and Harleys are quite frankly crap.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think some Harleys actually look kinda cool, in a two wheeled Morgan of motorcycles sorta way, but they are crap. Other than the V-Rod with the Porsche designed engine, they're just anachronistic two wheeled vibrators from Jurassic era that leak and frequently catch fire. Hmm, do they have the ghost of old Lucas? The styling and technology hasn't changed much since the late 50s, but hey, if you like'em you like'em. Thank god for freedom of choice.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Redline 10:44AM (7/30/2009)
        "I have owned a motorcycles and Harleys are quite frankly crap."

        What is this goofball trying to say? Can't even spell, but he's talking crap about Harley. Hey redline... we all know you never owned a Harley so who cares what you think is crap?

        • 5 Years Ago
        Did you know Harleys never need oil changes? It leaks out so fast you just keep adding new oil
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