Harley-Davidson recently revealed six new models for 2006 and a host of styling and engineering updates.
The Dyna family of performance custom motorcycles has been re-tooled for 2006 and incorporates a new six-speed Cruise Drive transmission and two new models: the minimalist FXDBI Street Bob and a limited-production FXDI 35th Anniversary Super Glide.
Also new: The VRSC family gets two new models, the VRSCR Street Rod roadster and the VRSCD Night Rod; the Touring family gets the new FLHX/I Street Glide, an "undressed" dresser; and the Softail line features the reintroduction of the FLST/I Heritage Softail.
Furthermore, the FXST/I Softail Standard, FXSTB/I Softail Night Train and FXSTS/I Springer Softail feature a 200mm rear tire; all six models in the XL Sportster family offer a new transmission and significantly reduced clutch effort; and Harley-Davidson will offer eight new paint colors and two-tone combinations for 2006.
Also, all radio-equipped 2006 model year Harley-Davidson motorcycles can be outfitted with an integrated Harman/Kardon audio system, and the 2006 FLHTCUSE Screamin' Eagle Ultra Classic Electra Glide is the first motorcycle to feature XM Satellite Radio.
The XM Radio is a standard feature on the Screamin' Eagle Ultra's Advanced Audio System by Harmon/Kardon. In addition, XM Satellite Radio can be added as an accessory feature to the Advanced Audio System found standard on Harley-Davidson's 2006 FLHX, FLHTC, FLTR and FLHTCU models.
Each XM-equipped model will include three months of complimentary XM service.
Broadcasting live daily from studios in Washington, D.C., New York City and Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame, XM's 2005 lineup includes more than 150 digital and commercial-free music channels, premier sports, talk, comedy, children's and entertainment programming, and advanced traffic and weather information for more than 20 major metro areas. The service has 4.4 million subscribers.
Check out the August 15 issue of Powersports Business for more news from Harley-Davidson.
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