Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Motorcycles Lineup. All-New Milwaukee Eight Engine. All New Front And Rear Suspension

hDMore power. More comfort. More control. Today, Harley-Davidson redefined its touring lineup by unveiling the all-new Milwaukee-Eight™ engine, the ninth Big Twin in its history, plus all-new front and rear suspension.
“These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever offered by Harley-Davidson,” said Scott Miller, Vice-President of Styling and Product Development Strategy. “The unmistakable look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Touring motorcycles rise to even greater heights with the improvements we’ve made this year. You truly have to ride it to feel it – so we’re inviting all riders to go to their local dealer and take a test ride.”

Milwaukee8-1Milwaukee8-2New Milwaukee-Eight Engine. The new Milwaukee-Eight engine, the ninth Big Twin design in the company’s storied lineage, is a clean-sheet design that combines the classic look, sound and feel of Harley-Davidson Big Twin engines with improvements in every aspect of engine performance. “The Milwaukee-Eight engine carries the legacy of Harley-Davidson Big Twins into the future,” said Chief Powertrain Engineer Alex Bozmoski. “While respecting the essential Big Twin character, we’ve created an all-new motor. Every aspect of performance, durability and styling has been improved as a direct response to the voice of Harley-Davidson customers around the world.”

Retaining the classic 45-degree V-Twin cylinder angle, the Milwaukee-Eight engine produces 10 percent more torque than previous year models and features four-valve cylinder heads that offer 50 percent more intake and exhaust flow capacity. The Milwaukee-Eight engine is counter-balanced to cancel 75 percent of primary vibration at idle, retaining the classic feel of a Harley® V-Twin while being very smooth at highway speeds. A new heat management strategy for all Milwaukee-Eight engines improves rider and passenger comfort.

HDRoadGlideMilwaukee-Eight engines are offered in two displacements: the Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID/1750cc) and Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 107 (107 CID/1750cc) for standard motorcycle models and the Twin-Cooled™ Milwaukee-Eight 114 (114 CID/1870cc) for Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO)™ motorcycle models.

New Touring Suspension. All-new front and rear suspension components enhance the comfort, control and performance of all 2017 Harley-Davidson® Touring model motorcycles. New emulsion-technology rear shock absorbers offer 15 to 30 percent more pre-load adjustment than previous standard Touring shocks, with a single knob to hydraulically adjust pre-load. “Pre-load can now be adjusted to match the load of rider, passenger and gear without tools or an air pump,” said Paul James, Harley-Davidson Director of Motorcycle Product Planning. “Once set, the pre-load will not leak down or require further adjustment.” The front suspension features new Showa® SDBV™ suspension technology that delivers the damping performance of a racing-style cartridge fork with linear damping characteristics and reduced weight.

HDUltraScreamin’ Eagle® Performance. Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle® Performance will offer a full selection of street-legal performance components for the Milwaukee-Eight engines, including Screamin’ Eagle® Milwaukee-Eight™ Stage I, II and III kits that deliver up to a 24 percent increase in torque over the stock engine.

Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations. Harley-Davidson® Custom Vehicle Operations™ (CVO) models combine prestige and performance in three limited-edition factory-custom motorcycles for 2017.
– The 2017 CVO™ Limited model is enhanced by the refined performance of the new Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine and improved ride and handling provided by the new suspension. Also new for 2017 are Contrast Chrome Slicer wheels and a seat reshaped for rider comfort. The CVO Limited also features a new custom paint scheme in four new color combinations.
– The 2017 CVO™ Street Glide® motorcycle combines the power of the new Twin-Cooled Milwaukee-Eight 114 engine, the refined ride and handling performance of the new suspension, and a four-speaker, 600-watt Boom! Audio system that delivers state-of-the-art audio performance. Also new for 2017 are power locks for the saddlebags and fork controlled by a single security and locking key fob, and a re-styled seat cover. The CVO Street Glide is available in four new color combinations for 2017.
– The 2017 CVO™ Pro Street Breakout® motorcycle combines high-intensity performance with a long, muscular look steeped in drag-racing attitude. Utilizing cutting-edge finishes and textures, the CVO Pro Street Breakout brings a darker look to the CVO line. The CVO Pro Street Breakout is powered by the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110B™ air-cooled V-Twin engine. Three finish choices include the new Starfire Black/Scorched Apple combination.

2017 Harley-Davidson Street 500/750 Motorcycles. 2017 Harley-Davidson Street® motorcycle models are available with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and the Harley-Davidson Smart Security System with hands-free, proximity-based security fob, each as a factory-installed option. New optional two-tone paint schemes for the 2017 Street 750 include Vivid Black Deluxe and Velocity Red Sunglo Deluxe for North America and Vivid Black Deluxe and Fire Red Deluxe for Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Powerful Cruiser Lineup. With the High Output Twin Cam 103™ standard for all 2017 Softail® models and Dyna® models except the Street Bob® model and the S Series cruisers with the Screamin’ Eagle® Twin Cam 110™ engine, Harley-Davidson continues to offer its most powerful cruisers ever.

31 Responses to “Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Motorcycles Lineup. All-New Milwaukee Eight Engine. All New Front And Rear Suspension”


  1. 1 Sharkey Aug 24th, 2016 at 8:29 am

    They’ve definitely retained the classic looks; more power and better handling won’t hurt sales.
    Avoirdupois still comes to mind…

  2. 2 18 bravo Aug 24th, 2016 at 8:46 am

    “These are the most powerful, most responsive and most comfortable Touring motorcycles ever OFFERED BY HARLEY – DAVIDSON.”

    When you can put a period after the word “ever”, your sales may go back up.

  3. 3 cafesportytc Aug 24th, 2016 at 9:08 am

    twin cooling is still a player. was curious about that

  4. 4 Breeze Aug 24th, 2016 at 9:19 am

    The new suspension looks like last years accessory catalog shock.

  5. 5 Boomer Aug 24th, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Still want to hear what the hp and tq numbers are. That’s the basic starting place when talking about any engine. Not percentages.

  6. 6 Mdkuder Aug 24th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Looks like the same ol harleys to me.

  7. 7 Kenny Price Aug 24th, 2016 at 9:48 am

    So….what are the performance numbers? I’m sure actual numbers are low and they are not so proud about it.

  8. 8 Matt Olsen Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I think the new engine looks awesome. Good job Harley

  9. 9 Elk Tracks Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:45 am

    The torque numbers are on the website.
    111 ft lbs & 124 ft lbs come to mind.
    Don’t know if that is rear wheel or not.
    The 114 kit in the accessories has a chart.
    They are out there, just gotta look.

    I think they did an outstanding job all the way around.
    Enough so, that I’m going to put my money down.

  10. 10 boston jim Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Not since the 20th Century, (1999) have we had an entire New Motor. Welcome back the New Evo!
    After watching & reading about this New Motor for 3 hours this morning, “I Like it”! It reminds me of the Evo, with it’s single cam, nose cone, angled push rods, etc. I hope the MOCO, made it Bullit Proof!

    PS,sounds like it needs a 7 speed trans!
    PSS, So, what was all the BS about the EPA, straight pushrods, 2 cams made a stronger crank case, etc., etc.. Seems like we are back to the 1984 EVO? I wonder if those New Heads will fit my 1999 FXSTC? BJ

  11. 11 Taco Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Can’t wait until S&S gets their hands on one and fixes everything the MC did wrong. Please hurry S&S, I am in the market for a new bike. never stock

  12. 12 Matt W. Aug 24th, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Disappointed to discover that the questionably reliable cam chain/tensioner has not been replaced by a gear drive. I would think that that would be one of the top priorities for MoCo to improve upon in the next generation engine. Good news for S&S though. I’m sure they will make a killing on conversion kits.

  13. 13 chicagojohn Aug 24th, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Finally a good new motor, have not bought a new bike since 1999, bye bye twin cam
    garbage.. Hope 2018 has no more twin cams in the line-up.

  14. 14 1550tc Aug 24th, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    The torque numbers are on the website.
    111 ft lbs & 124 ft lbs come to mind.

    ?????

    ARENT the bolt in 120R motors about that much power??

    EPA should eat up some more of HD cash……..Polaris should just stroke a cheque for HD

    EPA is on Harley like white on rice 🙁

  15. 15 Blackmax Aug 24th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Agree with Taco !
    Looks good, have to see what it sounds like with an aftermarket exhaust / air filter on it
    But you can bet your bottom $$ that S & S, Zipper’s, JIMS, etc
    are all waiting to get their hands on it, tear it apart & fix what’s wrong with it.
    Very interesting I’ve seen comments that this new motor
    is very similar to what Yamaha/Star put out & used forever ?
    107 is bigger than Victory’s 106 & 114 is bigger than Indian’s 111
    Going to be very interesting to see what Polaris come up with next year ?
    If they are content to let Victory continue to languish or if a tech upgrade is enough for Indian
    or if they are going to step up & increase their displacement also ?
    Gotta LOVE the competition it makes for better, faster more dependable bikes for us all !!!!
    P.S. F%^ the EPA !!
    They just got finished raping H-D & you gotta wonder, who and/or what is next ???

  16. 16 Woody's Aug 24th, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Who’s next? Probably everyone making aftermarket exhausts, filters, tuners, etc. H-D was just the giant, juicy, low-hanging fruit. Hell, they’ll probably start looking at aftermarket transmissions to see if any particular gear results in an emission .00000001% over some limit.

  17. 17 seymour Aug 24th, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Count me among those who can’t for the life of me understand why HD never made a legit Vrod touring bike.

  18. 18 SIGFREED Aug 24th, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Still no other motorcycle manufacturer comes even within spitting distance of the range offered by HD. O, yes and rumor has it, on top of it they have a new motor out.

    I predict that in 2017, as every year for decades now, HD will comfortably sell the most U.S built motorcycles in the US of A.

    For one: I challenge anybody here to name a better US built long distance touring offering, in 2017, versus the Road Glide or RG Special with a 114ci upgrade.

  19. 19 Badams Aug 24th, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Upgraded suspension is welcomed. Had to aftermarket my 13 RG with what is a standard now so lucky for those who dont want or know how to do the homework on suspension dynamics. Agree on geardrive, who cares about the whine stock setup has known engineering flaws.

    The bummer is CARB and EPA in California are the Gestapo about mods. Dealers cant sell or install, unless backdoor and off the books bros handle it at the dealer; prob void warranty based on whatever it says in the paperwork if stock is touched……time will tell. But hope may be V&H, S&S and other performance products find a loophole for new buyers in CA

  20. 20 Aaron Aubrey Aug 24th, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I like the new motor I like the style and it’s good to see the moving forward, but at a snails pace!
    They could have released this 10 years ago.
    Competition causes motivation to compete now they’re loosing customers to India & Victory.
    About the V-Rod Bagger, we sell fairings and touring accessories for the V-Rod.

  21. 21 john Aug 24th, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    if the new engines are like my c v o roadglide 110 engine god help the buying public after 4 break downs they are finaly putting a nother new 110 s e motor well i figure i got 31000 more miles b 4 this one takes a dump 17 hd in my 70 years on earth its hands down the worst one i ever owned 3 times in sturgis and there it has died now waiting for the new motor p s i have been to sturgis 45 years and the last 5 years i had to rent a car to get home to cleveland oh sucks

  22. 22 Dieter Sowade Aug 25th, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Hey Sigfreed or should that be Siegfried

    Challenge accepted………….. ever heard of VICTORY e.g. Street, Tour, Vision ??

    Having criss – crossed RUSSIA and AFRICA for a few 100 thousand kms on both my HD Ultra and VICTORY Cross Country these past 10 years, in my book Harley will be playing “catch up” for a long time if ever………….

    ☺☺☺

    Regards from Cape Town

    Dieter

  23. 23 Tony Davidson Aug 25th, 2016 at 8:56 am

    INDIAN MOTORCYCLE still hurting you

  24. 24 Willyd Aug 25th, 2016 at 9:33 am

    All of the Harley faithful and many who want to be hope that HD has done their homework on the new package (engine and running gear). I am presuming the compensator and clutch have also had some engineering modifications made.

  25. 25 Willyd Aug 25th, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Hopefully the compensator as been redesigned.

  26. 26 boston jim Aug 25th, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hey Guys, I like this “Back to the Future” EVO! I guess the MOCO has finally, after 18 years, has concluded, that the Twin Cam was a mistake? I agree with Aaron, they could have released this motor 18 years ago, eliminating a lot of Pain & Suffering? My main concern with this motor is the Crank? If it was Forged, they would have been Bragging, they didn’t, so it must be a Cast Crank, pressed together, subject to Scissoring??? Time will Tell!
    PS, Maybe H-D has turned a corner? The Clown (CEO & Head Bean Counter) from Johnson Controls, has retired. We have a REAL BIKER in charge today! Congrats to him!!! Good Luck!!!

  27. 27 Mike Aug 25th, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Whatever !!!!

  28. 28 Kelly Aug 25th, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I wonder if you will be able to split the flywheels rather than having to send them back to the factory when they go out of balance and will you be able to use any of the three versions without a computer module?

  29. 29 RiderontheStorm Aug 29th, 2016 at 9:24 am

    AND still making the same old mistakes… Oil filter in the front, no gear drive primary, etc.
    WHY I love my Victory Cross Country and it beats out the HD on every measure…
    HD is getting close to making it’s own Victory single cam, 107 multi valve engine.. LOL!!!

  30. 30 anthony shebester Aug 29th, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    I definitely like the new motors called cvo not evo and they are more powerful than the 1340 my dad has

  31. 31 1% Sep 27th, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    PUT A DAMN CARBURATOR ON THESE NEW MOTORS TO COMPLETE THESE DAMN PROJECTS?

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