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2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider
2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider
2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider
2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider
2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider



2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider Review

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

A favorite of asphalt addicts, traditionalists and anyone else who gets a load of its eye-popping custom style...

The Dyna® Low Rider® motorcycle serves up authentic ‘70s style made badder and bolder for the modern day. It features an innovative rider triangle with adjustable features for “perfect fit” ergonomics, and aggressive styling inspired by years of great motorcycles that proudly wear the Low Rider® badge.

It’s powerful just leaning on its side stand.

The muscular Low Rider® is a long-time favorite of those who want to ride hard. Mid-mount controls, adjustable seat and handlebars. Dual disc front brakes and optional laced wheels. Keyless ignition. And powered by the High Output Twin Cam™ 103 engine that feeds into a two-into-one exhaust. It’s an icon built so more riders can put on more miles.


DYNA®

Built with the rawest styling of all of the Harley Big Twin motorcycles, Dyna models are an affordable platform from which to build the ultimate personalised motorcycle.

Family features:

High Output Twin Cam 103 engine (except Low Rider models)
6-speed Cruise Drive transmission
ABS available on all models


 

 



2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

NEW IN 2017

Keyless ignition

Battery tender harness

Paint color options including Custom color


MODEL UNIQUE FEATURES

Style
• Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum wheels with diamond-cut highlights
• Wrinkle Black console
• Chrome-plated fender strut covers with Wrinkle Black cutouts
• Headlight eyebrow
• Wrinkle Black and chrome powertrain
• Seat features performance-inspired perforated cover and chrome seat insert
• Overall low profile
• High-flow air intake cover for High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine
• Unique, 2-into-1 collector style exhaust
• Optional two-tone paint and bold tank graphic

Fit
• Low seat height of just over 25 inches
• Ergonomically tuned seat with an in-control riding position; offers additional 1.5” of adjustment fore and aft
• Contoured bucket seat
• Unique adjustable riser with 2.4” of movement fore and aft
• Optimized foot control position

Function
• Smart Security System2 with proximity-based, hands-free security fob, standard
• Comfort-tuned suspension with tri-rate springs
• Dual disc brakes
• Console-mounted speedometer and tachometer
• Self-canceling turn signal controls with integrated hazard warning

Performance
• Rubber-mounted, Air-cooled, 1690 cc High Output Twin Cam 103™ engine
• 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission
• Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

AVAILABLE OPTIONS
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)1 (factory installed option)
• Chrome, Steel-Laced wheels
• Engine Idle Temperature Management Strategy (EITMS) (dealer-activated option)

 


 

 

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

It’s powerful just leaning on its side stand.

One look at the muscular Twin Cam 103™ engine that feeds into the liquid curves of the big two-into-one exhaust is all it takes to see that the Low Rider® model is built to be ridden long, hard and often. That’s as it should be. For decades the Low Rider® name has been synonymous with riders who can’t get enough. Now it’s built for more miles than ever. With mid-mount controls. And adjustable seat and handlebars. Beefy dual disc front brakes. And more. Ready to get serious?


Authentic Styling

The motorcycles in the Dyna® family trace their roots to the original Harley-Davidson® factory customs. Notice the powerful front ends, chromed steel details and tricked-out wheels. There isn’t an ounce of doubt that you’re looking at a rolling sculpture. But there’s something bigger at work here than a mere visual statement. These are motorcycles sprung from a long riding tradition, with a strong emphasis on the riding. Post-war bobbers. Rebellious 70s choppers. Motorcycles where the theme was riding hard and the only rule was nonconformity. The profile is long and low, built to show off plenty of muscle. The 45° V-Twin engine is the jewel at the center of the design. There is no denying the powerful message sent by such a machine. It says get in the saddle, fire up Big Twin engine, treat your ears to the most satisfying exhaust note in all of motorized transportation, then go wherever the road out of town takes you.


Iconic Engine

There is something about the steady pulse of power from an air-cooled Twin Cam 103™ engine that works its way into a rider and won’t let go. Once you’ve experienced it you understand. Nothing else in the world of motorized transportation could be as satisfying. There are perfectly rational explanations for this. The lightweight piston design and refined delivery of power. The strong driveline and bulletproof internal parts. The way engine and 6-Speed Cruise Drive® transmission work flawlessly together to carry you down the highway at a relaxed, easy-riding rpm. But rational explanations never go far enough. What you feel when the power of this engine pulls you down the road toward the vanishing point is the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution®, Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96™ engines that came before. It’s something no ordinary engine can deliver.


Comfort

Journey back far enough in the factory custom history of the Dyna family and you get to the machine that started the whole thing off: a Harley-Davidson touring bike. Seriously, and that’s your first clue to the rider comfort that waits for you in the saddle of today’s Dyna motorcycle. That early touring machine featured a new kind of isolation mounting system for the engine. Which led to a series of innovative frame designs. And that brings us to the current Dyna frame and its two-point engine isolation mounting system. It makes sure the power of 103 cubic inches of Twin Cam 103™ engine gets to the pavement. But the vibrations don’t get to the rider. You’ll find the same dogged approach to rider comfort throughout every inch of every bike in the family. Handlebars designed to fight the fatigue of a long day in the wind. Foot pegs and controls that hit your boots exactly where they ought to. The look is hard as nails. That doesn’t mean the ride has to be.


STYLING


Premium Custom Style

From wheel to wheel, the Low Rider® model is a low riding feast for the eyes, loaded with high-end finishes as it holds true to the heritage of all the Low Rider® motorcycles that have rolled down the streets of the world before it. From the '70s inspired seat to the chunky mag wheels to the true, sculpted beauty and finish on its 103 cubic inch V-Twin engine, this is premium Harley-Davidson custom style to the bone. So even though you’re riding low, you’re doing it in high style.


Pure Harley-Davidson Styling

Feast your eyes on the High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine and there's no mistaking its roots. This is authentic Harley-Davidson style through and through with an attention to detail you won't find from any other motorcycle company. Black powder-coated heads and cylinders are highlighted by machined cooling fin tips and chrome rocker covers. It's a jewel machined out of metal. Pure. Dripping with power. From the classic edge of the cooling fins to the clean lines of cases and covers.


True Custom Details

Here’s what your eyes discover on a journey over the Low Rider® motorcycle: A polished front end, wrinkle black and chrome powertrain, chrome-plated fender strut covers that give a nod to the past and feature wrinkle black cutouts that match the Low Rider® badging on the battery box cover. The headlight is capped off with a classically styled eyebrow that serves double duty as both the headlight and handlebar riser mount. Even the seat cover gets the custom treatment. It’s a perforated material that highlights the performance prowess at the heart of this great motorcycle.


Two-Tone Paint (Optional)


The Low Rider® model comes standard in deep, rich Vivid Black Harley-Davidson® paint.But you have the option to highlight its low profile with optional Billet Silver and Vivid Black two-tone paint.


Wrinkle Black Console with Speedo and Tach

There’s a wrinkle black console with a speedo and tach mounted on the Low Rider® motorcycle’s classic Fat Bob® tank. The look ties in with the wrinkle black paint on the powertrain and fender strut covers. And gives a nice, subtle contrast to the Vivid Black paint on the tank. Because there’s no such thing as too many shades of black.


Chunky Mag Wheels


The Low Rider® motorcycle rolls straight out of hot rod street culture on chunky mag wheels. The look is true, pure American muscle. There’s no substitute for it anywhere in the world.


2 Into 1 Exhaust

A 2-into-1 exhaust that flows like liquid chrome adds some eye-popping custom style to the Low Rider® model. You'll also like what it does for your ears. It's tuned for a deep, rich rumble that no rider can ever get enough of.

 

ENGINE


High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine Innovation

Fire up the High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine and feel the low-end torque unleashed. Thanks to the lightweight piston design, delivery of the added power is more refined than ever. Then put your foot on the shifter and feel how the engine and 6-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission were designed to work together. Six speeds. A strong driveline and strong internal parts. Low routine maintenance. And a low cruising rpm couldn't feel better.


High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine

The knowledge of what makes an engine truly move a rider runs deep at The Motor Company, and it was put to good use when we created the Twin Cam 103™ Engine. We sweated bullets perfecting every cubic inch, pushing design and technology forward. And we did it all without compromising one bit of Harley-Davidson's unique styling. Evolved, yet carrying on the legacy of the Flathead, Knucklehead, Panhead, Shovelhead, Evolution® and Twin Cam 88® and Twin Cam 96® engines that came before. The performance and durability are a direct result of the untold miles logged on the V-Twin since 1909 and the proud heritage that comes from a century's worth of commitment to life on two wheels.


High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine Power

The air cooled High Output Twin Cam 103™ Engine delivers more stump-pulling torque, while its Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection jetting gives crisp, lively throttle reaction. It’s a performance punch that you’ll appreciate when passing, climbing hills, or rolling with luggage packed or a passenger in back—all under that signature Motor Company rumble. And it comes at lower cruising rpm, so you ride more smoothly, with less engine vibration and better highway fuel economy.


6-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission

You want a ride that rumbles—not begs for mercy—when you lean on it a little. The 6-Speed Cruise Drive® Transmission provides smooth, quiet shifting and reduces engine speed on the highway, so you get a better match between engine turnover and road speed. It's a rare ride when a bike responds like this, and a low growl goes a long way when you're opening up the road ahead.

 

COMFORT


Relocated Mid-Mount Controls

The Low Rider® model gives you the confidence-inspiring riding position that comes from mid-mount foot controls. Your feet are right where you want them to be, with an easy reach to the ground when it’s time to stop. Your knees ride naturally next to the tank for a good center of gravity and balance in the corners. And the controls have been positioned to give you easy access to the jiffy stand so there’s no fishing around with your foot when it’s time to dismount.


Perfect Fit Ergonomics

Whether you’re 5’1” or 6’1”, thanks to perfect fit ergonomics, you can dial the Low Rider® motorcycle in to fit you like a motorcycle glove. We developed perfect fit through an innovative look at how riders fit on a motorcycle using both simulation and actual rider studies. The result is a unique handlebar riser that provides 2.4” of movement fore and aft and an innovative, yet simple, seat design, which allows you to select from two riding positions that offer an additional 1.5” of adjustment fore and aft. This is pure Harley-Davidson steel tailored to your body.

 



 

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14749 to $15699 USD

PRICING 6
Vivid Black $14,749
Color Option $15,149
Two-Tone Option $15,499
Custom Color Option $15,699
ABS Option $795
Wheel Option $460
Security Option Standard
California Emissions $200
Freight $390
DIMENSIONS
Length 92.3 in.
Seat Height, Laden 7 25.4 in.
Seat Height, Unladen 7 26.8 in.
Ground Clearance 4.1 in.
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.5
Trail 5.1 in.
Wheelbase 64.2 in.
Tires, Front Specification 100/90B19 57H
Tires, Rear Specification 160/70B17 73V
Fuel Capacity 4.7 gal.
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3 qt.
Weight, As Shipped 644 lb.
Weight, In Running Order 666 lb.
ENGINE
Engine 1 Air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103™
Bore 3.87 in.
Stroke 4.374 in.
Displacement 103.1 cu in
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.79
CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual tapered mufflers
Wheels, Front Type 9 Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston torque-free floating rear
Wheels, Optional Style Type Chrome Steel Laced
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 99.5 ft-lb
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,750
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 29.5
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 30.5
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 42 mpg
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 8 High beam, dicrectional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, seurity system (optional), 6-speed, low fuel warnings
Gauges Tank-mounted speedo and tachometer mounted in a wrinkle black console.
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6. Prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices. Options such as color are available at additional cost. Prices exclude dealer setup, taxes, title and licensing and are subject to change. Dealer prices may vary.
7. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
8. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
9. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.




 


 

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider - www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $17899 to $18999 CDN

PRICING
Vivid Black $ 17,899
Color Option $ 18,349
Two-Tone Option $ 18,749
Custom Color Option $ 18,999
ABS Option $ 915
Wheel Option $ 530
Security Option Standard
Freight $ 250
DIMENSIONS
Length 2345 mm
Seat Height, Laden 660 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 6 680 mm
Ground Clearance 105 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.5
Trail 128.3 mm
Wheelbase 1630 mm
Tires, Front Specification 100/90B19 57H
Tires, Rear Specification 160/70B17 73V
Fuel Capacity 17.8 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 l
Weight, As Shipped 292 kg
Weight, In Running Order 302 kg
ENGINE
Engine 1 Air-cooled, High Output Twin Cam 103™
Bore 98.4 mm
Stroke 111.1 mm
Displacement 1690 cc
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System 3 Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.79
CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual tapered mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type 8 Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston torque-free floating rear
Wheels, Optional Style Type Chrome Steel Laced
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 2 134 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 29.5
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 30.5
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5 5.6 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps 7 High beam, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system (optional), 6-speed, low fuel warnings
Gauges Speedo and tachometer mounted in a wrinkle black console mounted on the tank
1. Recommended 91 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
2. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
3. Standard and optional fuel systems may vary by country.
4. See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
5. Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle from the corresponding family conducted by Harley-Davidson under ideal laboratory conditions. Not all motorcycle models undergo fuel economy testing. Fuel economy and mileage may vary among motorcycle models within a family. Your mileage may vary depending on your personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition and vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
6. Measurement reflects 180 lb. (81.7 kg) operator weight.
7. North America security system includes immobilizer; outside North America the security system includes immobilizer and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.

 




 

2017 Harley-Davidson Low Rider - www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £13045 to £14185 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

PRICING 5
Vivid Black £ 13,045
Color Option £ 13,395
Two-Tone Option £ 13,795
Custom Color Option £ 14,185
DIMENSIONS
Length 2,345 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 700 mm
Ground Clearance 105 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 30.5
Trail 128.3 mm
Wheelbase 1,630 mm
Tyres, Front Specification 100/90B19 57H
Tyres, Rear Specification 160/70B17 73V
Fuel Capacity 17.8 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 2.8 l
Weight, As Shipped 296 kg
Weight, In Running Order 311 kg
ENGINE
Engine Air-cooled, Twin Cam 103™
Bore 98.4 mm
Stroke 111.1 mm
Displacement 1,690 cc
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
DRIVETRAIN
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.79
CHASSIS
Exhaust Chrome, staggered, shorty exhaust with dual tapered mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Wheels, Rear Type Black, Split 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston fixed front, and 2-piston torque-free floating rear
PERFORMANCE
Engine Torque Testing Method EC 134/2014
Engine Torque 126 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,250
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 29.5
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 30.5
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5.5 l/100 km
ELECTRIC
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, directional light bar, neutral, low oil pressure, engine diagnostics, turn signals, security system, 6-speed, low fuel warnings
Gauges Tank-mounted speedo and tachometer mounted in a wrinkle black console
1. Availability of colours may vary from dealer to dealer and is subject to change without further notice.
2. Recommended 95 octane or higher fuel (R+M)/2.
3. Values shown are nominal. Performance may vary by country and region.
4. See motorcycle owner's manual for complete details.
5. Prices shown are suggested retail prices only. Please contact your nearest dealer for further details.
6. Measurement reflects 81.7 kg operator weight.
7. Security system includes immobiliser and siren.
8. Standard and optional wheels may vary by country and region.



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