What Are the Main Features of a Modern Harley-Davidson?


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2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycles feature a classic blockhead-style air-cooled Evolution engine, chain-driven drivetrain and an electronic sequence port fuel injection system. An iconic peanut fuel tank maintains the smooth angles of the bike from front to back. Optional features include Harley's Smart Security System and anti-lock brakes for improved stopping.

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What Are the Main Features of a Modern Harley-Davidson?
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The Harley-Davidson Sportster line-up is available in six different models, including the ever-popular 1200 Custom cruiser, the bare-bones throwback Iron 883 and the authentic 1970s chopper-styled Seventy-Two. The Sportster's Evolution engine improves on Harley's classic blockhead engine with modern technology. This rubber-mounted v-twin engine features aluminum cylinders and heads for a lighter ride and improved cooling efficiency. Harley's ESPFI fuel injection system replaces the carburettor of the classic blockhead engine for added reliability, less maintenance and improved fuel efficiency. The H-D Smart Security System provides a hands-free key fob, which automatically arms and disarms the bike's electronic security system, and the optional anti-lock brake system prevents the bike from locking up under heavy braking conditions.

Harley-Davidson's Dyna and Softail line-up feature an air-cooled Twin-Cam 103 engine and six-speed Cruise Drive transmission. Dyna model motorcycles offer an adjustable suspension, allowing for a low-profile and laid-back ride style. Harley-Davidson Softails are true hardtail bikes that provide a smooth modern ride. Harley-Davidson offers customers full-factory customization for 1200 Custom and Dyna Street Bob model motorcycles. Harley's H-D1 Factory Customization program provides access to factory-installed options, including wheels, seats, handlebars, forward controls and paint finishes.

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