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Learner Legal Harley’s Headed for Australia

Harley-Davidson have announced today that they will re-enter the learner motorcycle space locally, revealing two new learner legal additions to their motorcycle line up. The X350 and X500, are the latest models to be announced in Harley’s 120th anniversary year.

All elements of both the Harley-Davidson X350 and Harley-Davidson X500 are designed to offer a comfortable riding experience. Designed with ergonomics to put the rider in a relaxed, upright riding position. Suspension is tuned for a compliant ride on rougher roads, and the front and rear suspension is adjustable for rider preference.

Harley-Davidson X350
Harley-Davidson X350

In the case of the X350, at 777mm high, the seat is wide and well-padded for long-range comfort. The chassis, suspension and tyres combine to offer confident handling. Delivered in a lightweight and agile package, it’s powered by a 353cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin engine.

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Tuned to produce strong mid-range torque and mated to a six-speed transmission, it features a cable-actuated wet-plate clutch with chain final drive, and 17-inch front and rear wheels. It rides on Maxxis Supermaxx ST tyres.

Harley-Davidson X500
Harley-Davidson X500

Dual front disc brakes and a single rear disc brake, with ABS are standard, while up front there’s a 41mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping. Mono-shock rear suspension features a coil spring with pre-load and rebound damping adjustability.

The X500 features classic sportster styling, with a bobbed rear fender inspired by the iconic Iron 883, Forty-Eight, and the new Nightster models. The two-up saddle has a wide, thick cushion for comfort, and is styled with contrasting stitching and a textured section.

Harley-Davidson X350
Harley-Davidson X350

It’s powered by a 500cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled parallel twin, mated to a six-speed transmission. It features the same wet-plate clutch, wheels and tyres as its smaller sibling, as well as the same brake package.

In this case there’s a 50mm inverted fork, again with adjustable rebound damping. The balance of the bike’s specs are the same as the X350, with the exception of the seat height, which sits at 820mm.

Harley-Davidson X500
Harley-Davidson X500

The bikes are due to arrive in Australia later this year. The X350 will be priced at $8,495 ride away, and offered in Dramatic Black, Dynamic Orange, Supersonic Silver, and Pearl White. The X500 will priced at $11,495 ride away and is available in the same colours.

A range of Harley-Davidson X accessories will also be available. For more information, contact your  local Harley-Davidson dealer.

Harley-Davidson X350
Harley-Davidson X350
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkinhttp://twowheeladdicts.com.au
Andrew Jenkin is the founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, a contributor to BikeReview and Drivetribe as well as being a panel judge of Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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