The 2020 BS6 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S motorcycle was recently launched in India. Here's everything you need to know about the motorcycle.

CarAndBike, By Kingshuk Dutta

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The price of the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S was recently revealed and the motorcycles were recently launched in India amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. In fact, we are waiting to get our hands on the motorcycle once things get back to normal. The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S has been priced at ₹ 14.69 lakh (Ex-showroom). Harley-Davidson also offers a lower-spec version, the Low Rider, in India which gets a Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine and a slightly different design. Let us tell you everything you need to know about the newest cruiser from Harley Davidson.

Design

The 2020 Low Rider S gets a 1970s inspired throwback cruiser design, complete with tank-mounted, dual instrument gauges, headlight visor, old-school inspired body graphics, and chrome exhausts. The Harley-Davidson Low Rider S is the blacked-out version of the Low Rider. The Low Rider S gets a one-inch thick motocross-style handlebar which is mounted on 4-inch risers. This gives a slightly more aggressive riding position for the rider. The other distinguishing feature is the mini-fairing as Harley calls it and the two-into-two dual shotgun offset muffler, which not only looks cool but offers that typical Harley V-Twin thump. The Low Rider was actually a model belonging to the 'Dyna' family of Harley-Davidson. It was discontinued in 2017 but re-launched in 2019 as a 'Softail' model. And finally, it comes to India as a 2020 model.

Engine & Cycle Parts

Harley-Davidson calls it a 'performance cruiser'. The Low Rider S comes with the Milwaukee-Eight 114, 1,868 ccs, V-twin engine with more punch, more torque, putting out 155 Nm at 3,000 rpm, and 92.5 bhp at 5,020 rpm. The engine gets dual counter-balancers, which reduce vibrations and increase smoothness. The engine gets a gloss black air intake with an exposed filter to improve airflow into the engine. Transmission duties are handled by a six-speed gearbox. The frame is built on classic Softail lines, but its lightweight design is said to offer a responsive ride, and the high performance, cartridge fork offers linear damping together with an adjustable rear mono-shock suspension. The frame rake is reduced to 28 degrees from the 30 degrees on the regular Low Rider. The front end gets 43 mm upside-down forks. Braking duties are done by four-piston fixed caliper on the 300 mm dual front discs and a two-piston floating caliper on the rear single disc. The Low Rider S gets cast aluminum alloy wheels, 19-inch wheel up front and a 16-inch unit at the rear. The alloy wheels are wrapped in Michelin Scorcher 31 rubber.

Pricing and Rivals

The 2020 BS6 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S has priced at Rs. 14.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and while it is now on sale in India, deliveries will only begin once the lockdown is lifted and automotive dealerships go back in business. As far as rivals are concerned, the Harley-Davidson Low Rider S doesn't quite have a rival but it could go up against maybe the Indian Scout Bobber, provided the Scout Bobber gets a BS6 engine.

This article was originally published by CarAndBike.
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