Harley-Davidson rolls out new Blackline
Milwaukee (US), February 16, 2011
Harley-Davidson Motor Company has launched the all-new Blackline, a rebellious creation of the Custom movement, that boasts of key features including new fuel tank styling and split drag handlebars.
The producer of heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles said the new model is "Lean as wire, hard as iron and dark as a tar road at midnight."
The new Blackline, a Harley-Davidson softail model pared to the bone, celebrates three fundamental elements of motorcycling: mechanical beauty, internal combustion, and the long black line of the road ahead, the company said in a statement.
The Blackline balances allegiance with rebellion, discarding previous conventions of colour and chrome for a Custom look that’s honest, functional and attainable.
Visual elements of the original bobber movement are combined with the raw, hand-hewn style embraced by today’s young custom builders. The Blackline throws new fuel on a fire that burns across generations, an unquenchable desire to ride, it added.
"Stripped to the legal limit, the Blackline keeps decorative trim and lighting spare. The rear fender is bobbed high-and-tight over a slim, 144mm tyre that emphasises an authentic hardtail profile."
"The compact headlight and speedometer are tucked low into the wide, FX front end, and there’s just enough shine to make the black parts look blacker. Black-rimmed laced wheels complete a look that’s tough, tempered and undeniably Harley-Davidson," the US-based company said.
The key features of the Blackline include new powertrain styling, 6-speed cruise drive transmission, oval air cleaner cover in brilliant chrome, black denim powdercoat frame and swingarm, analog speedometer, new deep two-piece seat and passenger pillion, polished forward foot controls, shotgun exhaust and security pPackage with anti-lock braking system and smart security system.-TradeArabia News Service