Harley-Davidson has unveiled several anniversary edition bikes in the Softail, Touring and CVO lines to celebrate its 120th anniversary. In addition, Breakout is back on the lineup, and the Bar & Shield brand showcases a new Nightster Special and an updated Nightster.
The Fat Boy 114, Heritage Classic 114, Street Glide Special, Road Glide Special, Ultra Limited, and CVO Road Glide Limited are all part of Harley Davidson’s 120th Anniversary lineup.
Paying homage to its illustrious past, Harley-Davidson is releasing several models with a special paint option called “Heirloom Red” to mark its 120th anniversary. Additionally, each bike features a red pinstripe, gold Harley-Davidson logo, black/red stitching on the seat, and laser-etched serial numbers on the tank. Barring these cosmetic changes, all Anniversary Edition models are mechanically identical to the standard variants.
After a three-year hiatus, Harley-Davidson has brought back the breakout nameplate, and it now comes with a 117ci (1,923cc) V-Twin engine from the CVO lineup. Harley-Davidson gave the Breakout a larger, front air filter and an 18.9-liter fuel tank to improve airflow to the engine (up from the 13.25-liter unit that the Breakout came with earlier).
For this year, the Breakout also gets optional traction control and cruise control. In fact, every Softail model this year has cruise control as a standard feature.
The CVO Road Glide Limited Anniversary, featuring a heritage paint scheme and available in just 1500 units, has been introduced by the American bike maker. The Softail line’s Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Breakout, and Low Rider S models will be updated with cruise control and non-lean traction control.
A pillion seat is added as standard, and the Harley-Davidson Nightster Special is officially unveiled. It features several different design elements from the standard Nightster, including silver cast alloy rims, bar end mirrors, and a 1970s-style Harley-Davidson logo.
The front bikini fairing, currently only available on the Nightster Special, has been dropped from the 2023 Harley-Davidson Nightster. Red Line Red is a new color option. Both bikes share the same 975cc V-Twin engine, which produces 90 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque, and are mechanically identical.