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More new Harley-Davidsons emerge

New engine for Pan America adventure bike will be used in Custom 1250 and Streetfighter 975 models

Harley-Davidson Future Streetfighter 975 model

HOT ON the heels of the new Pan America prototype, comes these two other new Harley-Davidsons. First up is a naked Streetfighter, using a 975cc version of the new engine, in a sharp-looking chassis. There are Brembo brakes, USD front forks and Michelin Pilot Power tyres - yay! However, we can see on there that there's still a belt final drive, which will limit outright power and torque - booh!

Harley-Davidson Future Streetfighter 975 model

The new Custom bike uses the 1250cc version of the new engine, in a sweet retro board-racer layout. The Future Custom Model, as it's snappily titled, has a hardtail-styled rear, big balloon Pirelli tyres, and will definitely be a big hit amongst retro fans, we'd say.

Harley-Davidson Future Custom 1250 model

 

Again, these bikes are being lined up for a 2020 launch. More on the prototypes as we get it...

 

Harley-Davidson Future Custom 1250 model

 

Comments

From the article: "However, we can see on there that there's still a belt final drive, which will limit outright power and torque - booh!"

Buell ran a belt drive on 1125cc V-Twins that made north of 140hp and 80lb/ft of torque at the crank. I don't think a belt final drive is going to limit the horsepower and torque of a 975cc Harley V-twin.

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