Harley-Davidson 2013 Models. Preview.

Yes, you are going to see all the 2013 model year pictures at the same time dealers gathered in Milwaukee are going to see them for the 1st time. What to expect?  A preview: Harley-Davidson® is rolling its 110th model year with a line that includes 110th Anniversary Editions of select Harley-Davidson motorcycle models and a restyled Dyna® Street Bob® model. Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ is offering two new limited-production, premium custom motorcycles, the CVO Breakout™, a high-performance Softail® model (pictured above) with exciting new finish options, and the CVO Road King® (featured below), fitted with an innovative vented windshield and high-output audio system.

The Street Bob® gets a tougher profile for 2013 with new blacked-out triple clamps and a chopped rear fender with side-mount license plate and stop/turn/tail lights. This rowdy Dyna bobber features a solo seat and mini-ape handlebars mounted on new risers that make it easier to customize the Street Bob. New finish options include Hard Candy Custom metal flake paint.

Ten Harley-Davidson models are offered as a 110th Anniversary Editions, each serialized and featuring exclusive paint and commemorative solid bronze fuel tank badges. Production will vary by model and will be strictly limited to ensure exclusivity. These models come with all available factory-installed options as standard equipment.
Also new for 2013, Harley-Davidson launches Hard Candy Custom™, a styling movement rooted in themes first seen in the chopper era of the late 1960s that embraces dazzling metal flake paint, brilliant chrome, and styling details in accessories, gear and apparel. Hard Candy Custom elements include “big flake” paint finishes, three of which will be selectively offered as a solid-color option on five Harley-Davidson production motorcycles for 2013.

H-D1 Factory Customization expands with the Street Bob joining the 1200 Custom as Harley-Davidson models in the web-based Bike Builder on Harley-Davidson.com that allows customers to select factory-installed options in more than 2,000 combinations, build a bike on the screen, and then order it through an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer.

28 Responses to “Harley-Davidson 2013 Models. Preview.”

  1. 1 shovel Aug 21st, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Small anniversary… Hope new stuff will be out in winter but they’re already sure to sold a lot of bikes only with their 110th logos, so no need to do more.

  2. 2 Sean Aug 21st, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Weak, largely, and disappointing.

    Here’s my response.


  3. 3 Matt Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Surprisingly not as tacky as past CVO models but still laughably overpriced I assume.

  4. 4 Steelchoppin Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:50 am

    These bikes look like someone got locked in the storage room at Harley all weekend with a joint and some hand tools. Those are fugly! Fairing lowers on a Road King? Looks like nuts on a goose

  5. 5 greg Aug 21st, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I have many bikes, my fav HD is a 2002 FLHR. I have upgraded the motor so i can ride hard. I recently took a position that envolves test riding many motorcycles, one being a 2009 FLHTCI. I was excited at first with the 103 and the 6 speed. I know with about 5 grand I can make this a bike I could ride. I am disappointed with the lack of power and the heat from the engine that burns my right leg. I am embarassed every time I engage 1st gear at a signal. I am glad we still have the Motor Co. but I wish we could get some new technology that actually makes riding better. I ride BMWs and Hondas and I have no annoying issues with them. I feel they have made no compromise in they’re product.

  6. 6 Fritz Aug 21st, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Same old same old.

    How about a Harley that isn’t a slave to high octane gas? How about a Harley that doesn’t bake your calf off your right leg when riding in shorts? How about a Harley that doesn’t heat up like hell when you get caught in massive traffic?

  7. 7 CafeSportyTC Aug 21st, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Greg, I dont know why thats a big deal… alot of bikes have the same 1st gear clunk, I know alot of Rice rockets that have it, as well as “quiet” Honda cruisers and such… and if your not burning your ass off a little at a light i think you might be doing it wrong 🙂 … in otherwords it sounds like you need a goldwing instead of a Harley…

  8. 8 rob Aug 21st, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    They finally got rid of the jappy looking battery cover on the street bob.

  9. 9 a 1 cycles Aug 21st, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    greg ” 5k could make this a bike i could ride” people get off the kool aid…the company has all you sheep brain washed, yes i make my living off of the upgrades and service..but expand your horizons..go ride a bmw 1200lt and tell me your cvo 110 bagger is cool? i ride all bikes all the time through my shop,,,harleys dont go dont stop and dont turn untill you spend the 5k..sorry rambling..hd will never go away becuase they are cool, and have history…..sheep

  10. 10 Rick P Aug 21st, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I like my Harley, its my second one after riding Yamaha’s for years but I’m not into the Add On thing I keep it stock. the prices are far to high with all the add ons and speaking of high price, look at the Indians 38K for the Chief Vintage LE to bad I’d love to own and ride one. And what about Victory motorcycles? I do have to say that my Harleys are the best balanced bikes I’ve riden to date, maybe I should test ride a few other though ….. !

  11. 11 Rick P Aug 21st, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    I think I’ll wait till I can buy them used !

  12. 12 Woody Aug 21st, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Nice paint options, very cool. Interesting shield on the CVO RKing, nice to see the Co advancing the recurve thing-it works. ” high-output audio system” on the RK? In the lowers or??? Regardless, better’n the Duracell paint jobs.

  13. 13 Scootertrash Aug 21st, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Greg, I am glad you have many bikes…WTH

  14. 14 badams Aug 21st, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Speculation would be P&L statements, Investors and Topline Revenues are a result of 2013; lackluster growth has resulted what we see here, feable attempts at very hard to pull off correctly flakes and candies, oddball color combos and offshore chrome forged wheels.

    Vanity attempts at this point are passe’; look to engineering innovation and refinement.

    Try again, HD Product and Marketing, your focus groups blew it.

  15. 15 bshirk Aug 21st, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Next thing you know they will be having an anniversary every year. I can see it now: NOW AVAILABLE 111TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL OR

  16. 16 Sara Brown Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Hd will never go away ….yes they are overpriced and come stock …the new 110th anniversary ….people will keep them stock only to believe that the NEW anniversary model will be worth so much someday…like soo many people who have or bought the 100th anniversarys and sell it to them selves that they need to keep them stock so they will be worth a fortune “someday” HA!!! Buy the older carbed bikes and hop the hell out of them…ride them …love them …and customize them

  17. 17 Conejos (Rabbit) Aug 21st, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    The Street Bob 1200 custom (Goldish brown paint job) looks like the countertop in my bathrooms! Don’t like it on a bike! Okay in the bathroom!

  18. 18 kuzz Aug 22nd, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Say somthing good,or say nothing at all ya bunch of cry babies.

  19. 19 Chris (scooterchic) Aug 22nd, 2012 at 7:10 am

    @ Fritz…you deserve to get your calf baked off if you’re riding in shorts!!! And if you’re riding in THAT much slow, backed up traffic you might want to consider riding somewhere other than Bike Week…only nimrods, posers & idiots would complain about stuff like that….

  20. 20 Scootertrash Aug 22nd, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Kuzz, that’s the best post I see on here. Totally agree 100%! These guys are like a bunch of unhappy women…

  21. 21 Steve McQueen Aug 22nd, 2012 at 9:16 am

    America the Beautiful and Harley Davidson belong together like peanut butter and jelly. I agree with other posters that BMW and Honda produce excellent, rider friendly bikes but I think they are ugly compared to my Vivid Black FLHR. After a 10 year love affair with my 97 Road King, it was totalled by a distracted driver so now I get to pick a new bike. Call me a sheep or whatever as I cruise by on my new Road King ’cause it don’t matter to me, I’ll be grinnin’ ear-to-ear. Cheers to all, keep the shiny side up, and watch out for drivers who are busy texting!

  22. 22 Will Aug 22nd, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve nothing against any brand of motorcycle. Ride what you like and can afford. I choose Harley because it’s one of the few American brands.

    Simply if you don’t like them, don’t ride them.

  23. 23 Slow Ride Aug 22nd, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Harley might have learned their lesson on Anniversary models. They are not flooding their dealers with 110th Anniversary bikes. For the 2008 model year they made approximately 26,000 105th Anniversary Copper & Vivid Black motorcycles. Comparing the 105th to the 110th, they are only producing 8,500 total Anniversary motorcycles with few model offerings in the Anniversary Bronze & Black. So if you like the bronze and black color scheme, there won’t be so many others on the road looking just like the bike you’re buying. If you don’t like the bronze and black, you have the regular color offering to choose from. It seems Harley likes having an Anniversary offering every 5 years. Too often? Or just right?

  24. 24 Blackmax Aug 22nd, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    They look nice, but all new bikes look nice …
    Change one thing here, move something else there
    Chop this fender, use this light, etc, etc
    Been there done that , but short of laying out the cash to have a custom built for you
    there will be people lining up with cash in hand to buy them.
    As I said, H-D knows HOW to market and to WHO !!!!

    (Also, it’s true & documented, Victory’s 106 will take a CVO 110 in a heartbeat) !!!!!

  25. 25 michael broder Aug 22nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    love em or leave em. A Harley is a Harley is a Harley add infinitim.Plus, The New York Museum of Modern Art considers the Harley a Work of Art.So there!!! All you BMW, Honda, GermanJapan loving slouches.You have no Ziet Geist.Riding a Harley is a state of being.To be,or,not to be.To be mesmerized by the feel and the rumble of the unique exhaust cadence.To be in a dream while one is still awake and alert.All your senses captivated by this machine.Its involving ,its to Be

  26. 26 winterman Aug 24th, 2012 at 1:19 am


  27. 27 CW Aug 27th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    HD Share holders are happy just as long as the RUBS keep the CVO price up! Hey its business, price what the market will bare,,,

  28. 28 Sark Oct 25th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Beemers have no shake, no sound, no vibe!

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