Last week Harley introduced its first new engine in 15 Years, a new two cylinder power plant called the Milwaukee-Eight (4 valves on each of its two cylinders) and is the ninth Big Twin engine in the HDs 113-year history. Some high level metrics comparing new engine performance to the 2016 touring models:
On the road this means, a 2-3 bike length advantage on a standing start take off to 100 km per hour, and a 2 bike length advantage on a rolling start from 100 – 130 km per hour.
Three versions of the Milwaukee-Eight will be on the road for 2017:
distinctions the Milwaukee-Eight has from the previous engine are:
The 107-cubic-inch (1,750cc) Milwaukee-Eight replaces the older twin cam engine and will be included on the 2017 range of touring bikes, including the following models:
The Custom Vehicle Operations models, the CVO Limited and CVO Street Glide will get the larger 1,870cc version of the Milwaukee-Eight.
Hopefully the new engine will eventually be rolled out across the full Harley Davidson range.
Looking forward to Harley Davidson 2017 range coming to Australia
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