New Digital Gear Indicator From Harley-Davidson

This new LED handlebar display (chrome or black $219.95) from Harley-Davidson® eliminates gear-selection guesswork. Conveniently located on the handlebar for line-of-site viewing, the bright LED display is easy-to-read with a quick glance. When the clutch is out, the display indicates the current gear, or a large “N” when the transmission is in the neutral position.

A built-in photocell automatically adjusts the display for improved visibility in direct sunlight, and dims the display at night to reduce distraction. Plug-and-play installation requires no wire splicing or complicated programming. Available in chrome or satin black finish, the complete kit includes a self-contained LED and control module, control housing, wiring harness and required mounting hardware. Fits many 2007-later VRSC, Sportster®, Dyna®, and Touring models, and 2007-10 Softail® models. (It may not fit with some other accessories.) See your authorized Harley-Davidson Dealer.

16 Responses to “New Digital Gear Indicator From Harley-Davidson”

  1. 1 Gas Man May 28th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    When I use to race rice rockets these were useful, however, on a HD? I’m not sure about that. Seems a bit senseless…

  2. 2 Toby May 28th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I saw this at Daytona. Its a bit pricey but it does have a plug for another auxiliary switch. Note that it only indicates the gear when the clutch is out as there is only a neutral sensor in the transmission. It uses engine RPM and speed to calculate the gear so the drive train must be engaged for the calculation to work.

    Alternatively, unless you are attached to your speedo gauge there are some other newer speedos that have the gear indicator included. Plug and play.

  3. 3 just my opinion May 28th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    When the time comes that I need a light to tell me what gear I am in that will be the day I stop riding. LOL

  4. 4 just my opinion May 28th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    What will be next? A light to tell you if the engine is running?

  5. 5 ray c wheeler May 28th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you H D, been waiting with baited breathe for this necessity since the late 50’s…NOT…..

  6. 6 Luis May 28th, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I still don’t understand HD’s rationale in selling bikes w/o a tach.

  7. 7 Walt Lumpkin May 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    The next add on will be “auto park” for those that can’t back their bike to the curb.

  8. 8 Imaginethat May 28th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Breaking News Milwaukee Wi. Harley Davidson is now offering a automatic transmission,and automatic rider Bike with a single cylinder for mileage ,all you have to do is sit and sleep till you get there. YEAH RIGHT. Who are the idiots at H-D and what are they thinking ( or maybe that is the point they aren’t thinking) that these useless bolt on doodads people have to have? WAKE UP H-D!!

  9. 9 fausto May 29th, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Usually there are only two gear choices to choose from;

    the right gear and the wrong gear. If you are in the wrong gear hit the gear shifter until you are in the right gear.

    What`s next-a light to tell you when your horn is on!

  10. 10 rebel May 29th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    these guys follow the aftermarket very close, if a gadget shows up they try to one up it, and usually suck-cede.

  11. 11 sly May 29th, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    @fausto right on and LOL!

  12. 12 Woody May 30th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    So you’re at 10, and you want a little bit more, where do you go? Where? That’s right elev-en.
    To be fair, I have bikes where a little light tells me the sidestand is down (in addition to a loud scraping noise) so I suppose a gear indicator isn’t the end of the world. As mentioned, Harley really does come up with some really cool stuff………………………….as soon as it turns up in the aftermarket;)

  13. 13 jonesy May 31st, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Personally, I’m not too proud to say I would love either a tach or gear indicator on my Harley. There are lots of times I’m cruising and between the wind noise and the exhaust noise and whatever else is going on around me, I forget whether I’m in fourth or fifth. Yes, I figure it out by listening and feeling, but what’s wrong with a little help?

  14. 14 Arie May 31st, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Where can I get a wiper for my headlight? Seriously, though. Tire pressure monitors may be handy.

  15. 15 Woody Jun 4th, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Maybe if it was shaped like a scull…………………

  16. 16 Dingo Jun 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    That will go great with my ashtray and the genuine HD flush mount fuel gauge that lasted less than 200klm.

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