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Harley-Davidson have announced the Electra Glide Highway King, the third edition of the motor companies Icon collection. The Electra Glide Highway King will join the recently announcedFast Johnnie collection and updated CVO models released as Harley ramp up their 120th anniversary celebrations.

The Electra Glide Highway King model is the third instalment in the Harley-Davidson Icons Motorcycle Collection program. It represents an exercise in unabashed nostalgia. Laced wheels, wide-whitewall tires, a two-tone windshield, solo suspension seat and carefully curated colours are all inspired by a true Harley-Davidson icon – the 1968 FLH Electra Glide model.

The 1968 FLH Electra Glide ruled the road in an era of paper maps and 15-cent burgers. The limited edition Electra Glide Highway King model combines the flair of the Swingin’ 60s with the comfort and technology of a modern Harley-Davidson Grand American Touring motorcycle.

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The Icons Motorcycle Collection is an annual program for the limited release of a new model that offers a fresh interpretation of an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle. A limited collection, each model is individually numbered and produced only once. Global production of the Electra Glide Highway King model will not exceed 1,750 examples.

Harley-Davidson Icon Collection - Electra Glide Highway King
Harley-Davidson Icon Collection – Electra Glide Highway King

In 1968 the Electra Glide® model topped the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle line. Riders who wanted a little extra touring comfort and convenience could order theirs with the King of the Highway accessories group, which added fiberglass saddlebags, a windshield, a luggage rack over the rear fender, and engine guards.

The Highway King model will be offered in two colour options: Hi-Fi Orange (limited to 1,000 produced) and Hi-Fi Magenta (limited to 750 produced). Australia and New Zealand will only receive the Hi-Fi Orange colour option. Hard-shell saddlebags are finished in Birch White, and a Black Denim panel on the fuel tank is separated from the primary colour with a Birch White accent stripe.

The tank badge is very similar to the one used in 1968. An Icons Motorcycle Collection graphic and serialisation badge is laser-etched into the console insert. The detachable windshield features a tinted lower section colour-matched to the paint colour.

A solo saddle with a black-and-white cover and a chrome rail, mounted over an adjustable coil spring and shock absorber, is another nod to the style of Harley-Davidson FL models from the 1960s.

Harley-Davidson Icon Collection - Electra Glide Highway King
Harley-Davidson Icon Collection – Electra Glide Highway King

Chrome steel laced wheels and wide whitewall tires add to the nostalgic look, as do the brilliant chrome front fender rails and saddlebag rails, front fender skirt, and Ventilator air cleaner cover. An Electra Glide script is placed on each side of the front fender.

A Milwaukee-Eight 114 V-Twin engine delivers power with authority. For the rider focused on performance this engine accepts all applicable Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Stage Upgrade kits.

Standard electronic cruise control holds a steady speed for comfort on long rides. Halogen headlamp and auxiliary lamps provide outstanding illumination while maintaining the nostalgic styling.

Reflex linked Brembo brakes offer stopping power. A full suite of Rider Safety Enhancements by Harley-Davidson is standard, including Cornering Enhanced Anti-Lock Brake System, Cornering Enhanced Electronic Linked Braking, Cornering Enhanced Traction Control System, Cornering Drag-torque Slip Control System and Vehicle Hold Control.

Harley-Davidson Icon Collection - Electra Glide Highway King
Harley-Davidson Icon Collection – Electra Glide Highway King

For further information on these limited edition motorcycles, please contact your local Harley-Davidson dealer.

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