A few months ago, Harley Davidson revealed plans to cut their lineup by 30% as part of their Rewire and Hardwire business strategies. The company later announced that it would be announcing the 2021 models at an online event on January 19. But we became curious which models will remain in it and which ones will leave.
To do this, we opened international Harley Davidson sites – in particular, European and Canadian sites have a different structure of Genuine Motor Accessories and Genuine Motor Parts catalog sections than the main (American) site, plus international sites have convenient filtering by model and model year.
And at some point, among the filtering settings, it became possible to choose the models of 2021 and 2022. Of course, the first step would be to assume that this is just preparation for uploading new content, but then it turned out that not every model has the opportunity to set the model year to 2021 or 2022. For example, for touring models, you can set as much as 2022, and for some others – only the previous ones.
For example, Harley Davidson Sportster has the last year on the list – 2021, with the exception of the Roadster, for which there is a choice in the 2016-2020 range. And we just know that the Sportster line is living out its days – Harley Davidson has officially confirmed that they will not update it to Euro 5 requirements and have stopped supplying to Europe. An HD spokesman also confirmed that the replacement Sportster is in the works, but not in production yet.
Judging by the Harley Davidson accessories catalog, we will lose the Roadster in 2021, and the Forty-Eight, Iron 1200 and Iron 883 will live another year before disappearing too. This could mean that replacing the Sportster, whether it’s a Custom 1250 with a Liquid Revolution Max, or a new V-twin variable valve air-to-air model, is already slated for the 2022 model year.
Harley Davidson Street shipments to Europe will also endand judging by the parts catalog, the Street 750 and Street Rod are the last model year. The Street 500, however, seems to be extended into 2021, which is understandable – this model is more intended for educational programs than for sale to end consumers.
The Harley Davidson Softail lineup will also face some downsizing: Judging by the list of accessories, the following 5 2020 models are not renewed for 2021: Breakout 114, Softail Deluxe, FXDR 114, Low Rider and Street Bob.
All Touring models released in 2020 have been extended to 2022, along with a curious new from 2021 called the Electra Glide (not to be confused with the Electra Glide Standard, which also extended to 2022, or the Electra Glide Ultra Classic, which was released until 2019. th).
Another current model has disappeared from the inventory of 2022 – LiveWire. Judging by the catalog of accessories, it will still be released for the 2021 model year, but it seems that those who predicted it would soon be discontinued were right.
We, however, will not guess and we can equally assume the expected expansion of the line of Harley Davidson electric motorcycles, as a result of which several new models will join the lineup instead of one discontinued. Not to mention the fact that the names of the strategies Rewire and Hardwire are clearly tied to the same root as LiveWire – and if they decided to close the electric bikes, they would obviously have chosen other names for their strategic plans. Plus, the upcoming models page on Harley Davidson’s website still displays e-bike concepts, and until that changes, we tend to assume we are in for an expansion rather than a reduction in the Milwaukee electric lineup.
Of course, all these assumptions are based simply on the catalog of accessories that Harley site builders are working on, and it may turn out that they have nothing to do with reality. On the other hand, the information we have obtained is in line with what we already know about Harley Davidson’s plans for the coming years. And in any case, it remains to wait a month before the virtual announcement of HD.
So, judging by the Harley Davidson accessories page, these models will not be renewed in 2022 (and some of them – in 2021).
Sporster and Street:
- Forty-Eight 2010-2021
- Iron 1200 2018-2021
- Iron 883 2009-2021
- Roadster 2016-2020
- Street 500 2015-2021
- Street 750 2015-2020
- Street Rod 2017-2020
- Breakout 114 2018-2020
- Deluxe 2018-2020
- FXDR 114 2019-2020
- Low Rider 1987-2020
- Street Bob 2018-2020